Reese Witherspoon, 35-year old American actress, ditched her $4,000 Chloé’s Paraty python skin handbag after PETA sent its video exposé of the exotic-skins industry. PETA had criticised Reese after she was photographed with the bag.
‘Hosted by her Walk the Line co-star Joaquin Phoenix, the video describes how snakes and other reptiles are often skinned alive and how they suffer slow, painful deaths for the sake of fashion.
‘Thankfully, Reese has just informed PETA that she will no longer carry the bag.’
And it seems there are no hard feelings between the group and the Legally Blonde star, who they had previously named the world’s sexiest vegetarian.
PETA senior vice president Lisa Lange added: ‘We’ve long known Reese to be a kind person, so we’re pleased—and not surprised—that she is hanging up her python bag for good.
‘We hope Reese’s honest mistake will serve as a reminder for all of us to be extra-certain that what we’re buying is mock crock or fake snake.’