Victoria Beckham’s spokesperson has defended the fashion designer’s upcoming crocodile-skin handbags.
According to The Mirror, the ex-Spice Girl could be targeted by animal rights group PETA, who may cover her in fake blood or throw fake crocodile feet at her at the UK unveiling of the range.
A source told the newspaper: “PETA have been on Victoria’s back for weeks, sending email after email, and even publicly Tweeting her, posting things like, ‘Skins are never posh, Posh’. But it’s not as if Victoria is going to the Everglades and strangling the crocs with her bare hands.
“PETA know she is high profile and that whatever stunt they pull will garner mass publicity. The fact her bags were so well received at her recent showcase in New York has simply given them more incentive.”
Beckham’s spokesperson responded: “Everyone is entitled to personal opinion and choice, but as with all Victoria Beckham products, the handbags are made to the highest quality and design.
“These skins sit strictly within the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) regulations, and are monitored at every step of production. The skins are farmed in America under very tight guidelines.”
Last year, Beckham was urged by PETA to use “mock-crock” or “fake snake” handbags rather than Hermes Birkin bags made from crocodile skin.