Dr. Dre Receives Complaint From PETA for Fur-Lined Headphones

Dr. Dre Receives Complaint From PETA for Fur-Lined Headphones

A new line of the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones draws criticism from animal rights group.

Published January 9, 2012

Dr. Dre is the latest rapper to find himself in the crosshairs of the animal rights group PETA, but it's not a furry outfit he wore that's drawing the organization's ire. Instead, the hip hop icon and entrepreneur is being called out for a pair of his pricey and popular headphones. 


Beats by Dr. Dre teamed up with high-end fashion designer Oscar De La Renta to create these limited edition headphones (price: $695) that are lined with "luxe silver fox" fur. PETA, naturally, didn't take too kindly to the release of the new product, and has put out an open letter to Dre and De La Renta, urging them to reconsider.


“With so many fashionable, cruelty-free materials available these days, we hope that you will keep animals in mind and choose not to use fur or exotic skins in your collection,” the letter, penned by PETA official Michelle Cho, reads.


Dre has, so far, not responded to PETA's concerns.


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Written by Reggie Ugwu


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