Animal rights organization PETA has responded to comedian Tiffany Haddish’s declaration that she would wear a fur coat gifted to her by a fan until police stop killing Black people.
In their response, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, asked Haddish to consider protesting in a different way.
“We love you, Tiffany, and as an animal rights organization, we advocate for and believe in kindness towards all, including animals,” they responded in a comment on Instagram. “We hope that you choose to protest in a different way that doesn’t harm any humans or any animals, but is kind to all.”
Haddish took to Instagram on Sunday to share a video of herself accepting a sleeveless racoon-fur jacket as a gift from one of her generous fans.
“I’m about to start protesting. I’ma wear fur everyday until they stop killing Black people. When the police stop killing Black people, I’ll stop wearing fur. Sorry PETA, don’t be mad at me, be mad at the police,” she said in the video.
The actress added, “‘Cause people are important. And so are the animals…to keep me warm.”
Haddish has yet to respond to PETA’s comment.
Still, the Girls Trip actress hasn’t had the best start to 2019. On New Year’s Eve, she botched her stand-up performance in Miami that made some fans leave in the middle of her set.
“Yes this happened,” she tweeted. “I wish it was better Miami. I prayed on it and I have a strong feeling this will never happen again.”