Kylie Jenner’s lion head dress is gaining the attention of public figures (Picture: Getty)
Kylie Jenner is continuing to face backlash for the realistic lion’s head dress she wore to the Paris fashion week Schiaparelli show, with the likes of Carrie Johnson and Lorraine Kelly voicing their disgust.
The reality star, 25, turned heads as she sat at the front row by the catwalk in the dress, with the incredibly realistic lion’s head protruding from the front.
As Kylie watched, several versions of the dress debuted on the catwalk, including a wolf’s head dress worn by supermodel Naomi Campbell
Mum-of-two Kylie and fashion house Schiaparelli faced some backlash from fans as they were accused of ‘promoting trophy hunting’ and ‘animal cruelty’ by donning the animal heads.
The company took to social media where they assured those concerned that the animal heads were made from faux fur and foam, and that no animals were harmed in the making of the dresses.
However the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was praised by animal rights charity Peta, with president Ingrid Newkirk telling Metro.co.uk the looks ‘celebrate the beauty of wild animals and may be a statement against trophy hunting.’
The divide in opinion has seen high-profile figures speak out against the dress, with chat show host Lorraine Kelly referencing the lion’s head dress on her show and suggesting it seemed as though it was ‘promoting trophy hunting.’
While some accused the dress of promoting trophy hunting, Peta praised the star for making a statement against it (Picture: Shutterstock)
‘It’s so lifelike, and actually incredibly disturbing,’ she said on Tuesday’s episode of the ITV chat show.
She went on to backtrack slightly, musing that ‘if it’s got people talking about trophy hunting then it’s a good thing actually – but it is incredibly disturbing.’
Meanwhile, Carrie Johnson, wife of the former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and a keen animal rights campaigner.
Johnson shared a photo from the fashion show to her Instagram page and write that it was ‘grim,’ adding: ‘Real or fake this just promotes trophy hunting. Yuck.’
Carrie Johnson slammed the outfit as ‘grim’ (Picture: Getty Images)
Lorraine Kelly said it was ‘incredibly disturbing’ but if it was sparking a conversation around trophy hunting then it was probably a good thing (Picture: Getty Images)
Good Morning Britain host Ed Balls however blasted the criticism on Tuesday’s episode of the morning news show as ‘political correctness gone mad.’
He compared being outraged at the fake but realistic animal heads, to being offended at fake meat vegetarian burgers or the Wesst End production of The Lion King.
While animal rights organisation Peta were fans of the embroidered animal heads, they urged Schiaparelli and Kylie to take it one step further and stop the use of other animal products in fashion.
In their statement to Metro.co.uk, they continued: ‘Peta urges Kylie and the others to extend this creativity to exclude sheep shorn bloody for wool and silkworms boiled alive in their cocoons.
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