The Kardashian family is known for having each others backs no matter what so it didn’t come as a huge shock when the youngest of the three sisters, Khloé Kardashian Odom, made a statement to defend older sister Kim and publicly relinquish her support of the mega animal rights organization, PETA.
It seems like everyone has something to say regarding the incident that occurred last week at the London West Hollywood hotel when the now identified attacker named Christina Cho doused Kim with a bag of flour on the red carpet at the launch party of her new fragrance, True Reflection, which also served as a benefit for Dress for Success.
Many people (mother Kris Jenner being the most vocal) were proud of Kim for her poise and composed reaction to the attack; she returned to the red carpet just minutes after the incident with a smile on her face and ready to continue interacting with press. However, Khloé wants it to be known that she is not dismissing the powdered assault quite yet.
Khloé has been an extremely public supporter of PETA for several years now and even has posed nude for the organization’s celebrity anti-fur ad back in 2008. Khloé’s PETA shoot was featured in an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that year and even shows an L.A. PETA official named Michelle Cho putting together the shoot and conversing with Khloé about it. Now this is where the powdery pieces of the puzzle come together.
The same Michelle Cho, who coordinated Khloé’s nude PETA PSA, is the sister of Christina Cho, the animal rights activist who flour bombed Khloé’s sister last week. PETA has past referred to Christina as a “superstar activist” and even presented her with an award in 2010 for her activism. Clearly, PETA and Christina Cho are connected, to say the least.
Khloé takes to her personal blog & twitter by saying “I am absolutely disgusted by their (PETA’s) behavior.” & “I will still continue to NOT wear fur, but I will no longer support PETA. Bullying and harassment is NEVER a solution, and I won’t be a part of any organization that thinks otherwise.”
Various sources are saying that Christina’s floury feat was done without the knowledge OR sanctioning of sister Michelle or PETA. In a statement to E! News, PETA says: “We are very fond of Christina. She is a very kind, wonderful volunteer who is deeply moved by cruelty to animals.” The organization has also promised to take care of any legal expenses caused by Christina as a result of this incident.
Khloé has always been highly vocal when it comes to her stance on anti-bullying so I don’t see her budging on this issue anytime soon.
What do you guys think of Khloé’s actions against PETA? What would you do if you were in her position?