Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Slammed by PETA for Fur Backpack, Called "Trollsen" Twins

So just how much does the designers' new animal-skin bag cost?

By Bruna Nessif Jun 28, 2012 1:50 AMTags
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What Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (and Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Reese Witherspoon to name a few) call fashion, PETA calls blasphemous.

The twin fashion designers received some flack from the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals after creating an almost $17,000—yeah, you read that right—backpack for their luxury fashion line The Row made of patches of animal fur.

And the animal-rights organization didn't exactly sugarcoat their feelings on the situation.

"If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll, it's probably a Trollsen Twin—or someone wearing one of their new $16,000 totes, which are made from the fur and skins of innocent animals," PETA said in a statement to E! News.

"What the Olsens lack in creativity, they try to make up for in shock value. Sadly, it's the foxes, calves, and alligators—who often have the fur ripped off them while they are still conscious and able to feel pain—who pay the dearest price."

Meanwhile, the creation by 2012's Womenswear Designers of the Year caught the eye of well-known stylist and reality star Rachel Zoe, who called the accessory next season's staple item on her Zoe Report.

Would you strut the ridiculously overpriced high-end bag? Sound off in the comments!

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