Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto
I agree - pressing charges would have been a bad move. Even if she had momentary thoughts of doing so, I'm sure that her manager would have nixed the idea immediately. Celebrity has to be careful, but "instant celebrity" even more so.
Her best move now is to secretly switch to faux fur. Then, the next time she gets flour-bombed, she can have a public sympathy-fest and watch her ratings go up double-digit!
I think it would be a great move to "go faux." The singer Pink makes a good point about fake furs as part of her public persona.
I can only thing that in this day and age that compassionate consumerism is a great PR move. Stella McCartney, for instance, takes from her parents a view of vegetarianism. She has mock-crock and fake-snake in her fashions. And I love her fragrance Stella, a rose amber.
I agree that pressing charges is a bad PR move. Mimi mentioned that Anna Wintour of Vogue--unmoved as she is and she continues to support the fur industry--at least takes such things with grace.
On the other hand, fashion expert Tim Gunn asks consumers to make educated choices on fur and then narrates a grisly film featuring skinned animals thrown in heaps, still alive and blinking. No one with a heart can see this without emotion. His film makes more impact than a bag of flour.
I admire Tim Gunn. One of his books states some life rules he has learned, including "don't ever underestimate the power of karma." Ignoring the suffering of fur animals is one heck of a way of earning karma.
I wish Kim the best success of her fragrance venture, as KK was such a hit.