A group of anti-fur protesters crashed Kelly Rowland’s book signing on Wednesday (April 12).
The animal rights activists pretended to be fans, lining up for a chance to meet and take photos with Rowland, who was signing copies of her new book Whoa, Baby! at Bookends in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Once one of the activists got to Kelly, he unrolled a gruesome poster that read: “Fur Worn By Beautiful Animals and Ugly People.” Kelly saw the poster and stepped to the side.
“This goes out to all the animals that were tortured and murdered so Kelly can wear their fur,” the man yelled. “Fur trade! Death trade!”
Other activists stood beside this man with posters of their own. They repeated his chants and walked around the room to share their posters with more people.
The Destiny’s Child songstress stood on the side while the group’s leader continued yelling, “Kelly Rowland has blood on her hands!”
Eventually, she walked away from the demonstrators, who were being ushered out of the room. As their chants continued, Rowland made her exit through a different door.
It’s unclear exactly why the demonstrators targeted Rowland. However, she has been seen in fur or fur-like clothing throughout her career. She isn’t alone. Through the years, Chris Brown, Karrueche Tran, and others have been bashed for the same reason. Meanwhile, artists like Jhené Aiko and Mario have starred in anti-fur campaigns.