Emma Watson mentioned in an interview that wearing leather is ok so long as no animal is hurt. How does that make sense then?
Admittedly, the interview took place in 2015 so her opinion could well have changed but for someone as seemingly intelligent as herself, it’s a peculiar thing for her to say.
She’s not into animal cruelty but wearing leather? Sure, as long as no one’s hurt!
“If it’s well-sourced, maybe? As long as no one’s in tons of awful, horrible pain. As long as no animals are seriously hurt in the process, then that’s fine with me.”
Yes, a fully-grown, educated adult sad that.
I’m not sure I really need to say the obvious but for people that are in the same mindset as Emma Watson, I will.
Leather is the skin of a once living being. That means you have to raise an animal, murder it and then skin it. I’m not sure which world Emma is living on but I’m pretty sure having your throat slit or a bolt fired into your head is going to hurt.
That’s not even mentioning the horrendous conditions animals are kept in just so we can wear their skin.
How fucked up is that though? Wearing an animals skin? Imagine if you kept a human prisoner, killed them and then wore their skin as a fashion item. You’d be locked up and declared absolutely fucking mental.
Why do we not hold the same ideologies for animals? After all, they’re living, sentient beings, the same as you and I.
The main issue with someone like Emma Watson having this opinion and voicing it on the biggest national radio is that it makes wearing leather ok. When it really, really isn’t.
She promotes equality for women, but what about equality for all? Why are animals so undeserving of our respect and dignity. After all, to be a feminist you have to be vegan.