Olivia Munn wears leather boots to PETA event

April 27th, 2010 // 193 Comments

Olivia Munn unveiled her new PETA billboard today where reader David Garrett noticed something odd about Olivia’s footwear:

I went to the PETA Protest today (4/27) in Los Angeles against Circus Elephants featuring Olivia Munn. It appears Olivia is wearing leather boots. I yelled out, “Are those boots leather?” but the PETA people got in my face and said, “This isn’t a leather campaign.” Olivia said, “They’re not,” but I was not allowed to examine the boots.

Ignoring the fact these boots might not be leather, PETA’s response is “This isn’t a leather campaign?” What the? That’s like the Klan inviting black people to protest immigration and saying “Hey, we’re not lynching today.” That’s really the only analogy that works here.

Thanks to David for having the foresight to realize women have feet. I would’ve completely dropped the ball here.

NOTE: PETA’s anti-leather website.

Photos: Splash News
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  1. jln0418

    I actually have those exact boots – they are real leather. Dolce Vita

  2. Can’t she finally find her own style? She’s a copy of countless artists, I can’t even count them anymore.

  3. smarty p.

    Hilarioud. Anyone with half a brain should know by now that PETA is all about raising funds and furthering a political agenda; most of what they do has very little to do with helping animals. Sorry, but even not wearing fur is not necessarily going to “save” animals, as it will just lead to wild animal overpopulation, increased disease and starvation, etc. Animals generally do not die of old age in the wild. Anyway, PETA has been sued in the past for using phony videos to further its agenda; and they lost the suit because they could not defend the video’s source.

    “Celebrities” jump on board the PETA bandwagon because: 1. It generates publicity for themselves or 2. They are paid or 3. They’re just easily duped by simplistic arguments. (Many Hollywood actors and actresses are not going to be confused with the class valedictorian very often.) PETA uses the celebs because it draws attention by the media. That’s why they don’t care if the celebs don’t buy into their whole agenda. In essence, they are using each other for publicity. Many of these so-called PETA models (Cindy Crawford, Elle MacPherson and others) went right back to modeling fur and wearing their own fur after posing for PETA. Heck, I’ve seen anti-fur PETA types wearing python and alligator skin accessories and Ugg sheepskin boots.

  4. smarty p.

    Hilarioud. Anyone with half a brain should know by now that PETA is all about raising funds and furthering a political agenda; most of what they do has very little to do with helping animals. Sorry, but even not wearing fur is not necessarily going to “save” animals, as it will just lead to wild animal overpopulation, increased disease and starvation, etc. Animals generally do not die of old age in the wild. Anyway, PETA has been sued in the past for using phony videos to further its agenda; and they lost the suit because they could not defend the video’s source.

    “Celebrities” jump on board the PETA bandwagon because: 1. It generates publicity for themselves or 2. They are paid or 3. They’re just easily duped by simplistic arguments. (Many Hollywood actors and actresses are not going to be confused with the class valedictorian very often.) PETA uses the celebs because it draws attention by the media. That’s why they don’t care if the celebs don’t buy into their whole agenda. In essence, they are using each other for publicity. Many of these so-called PETA models (Cindy Crawford, Elle MacPherson and others) went right back to modeling fur and wearing their own fur after posing for PETA. Heck, I’ve seen anti-fur PETA types wearing python and alligator skin accessories and Ugg sheepskin boots.

  5. tommy tune

    Another of the anti-fur arguments that don’t make sense is the one that says it’s okay to wear fur as long as it is second-hand or “vintage”. What a crock. I have no problem with fur but, if you are anti-fur, why would you want to wear real fur at all? Why would you even want to wear fake fur? You’re still advertising the concept of wearing fur! Let’s assume you’ve got your mother’s 20 year old mink on, and you think it’s okay because the animals did not die for you exactly. Yet, someone sees you in your coat, loves the look, and wants one for themselves. They don’t know your coat is “vinatage”. And, really, what difference does it make if the animals died 20 years ago or last week? The argument is absurd, but whatever floats your boat I guess.

  6. fm

    Forgive me, but is this girl supposed to be hot? I’m not seeing it.

    In terms of the PETA thing, she’s just looking to extend her 15 minutes, I’m sure. And PETA doesn’t care who whores themselves out for their purpose, even if they are being hypocritical. Heck, if PETA could get some A-lister to pose for them, I don’t think they’d care if that person wore a fur coat to the shoot.

  7. I’ve seen an extreme HQ closeup of Munn’s boots, and I cannot believe she is pretending they are fake. They are clearly REAL leather. In fact, they are all-leather–you can see the soles are real leather. Leather soles have a distinctive look when they get worn down. There is no confusing this. She is just saying what is convenient to say. She’s probably got a living room of leather furniture with fur pillow accents!

  8. Gueibor

    “This isn’t a leather campaign” is totally T-shirt worthy.

  9. Hi, shes very pretty,

  10. tvcon

    olivia has said she hasn’t read gossip blogs since dating chris pine. her boots are definitely leather those are not cheap faux knockoffs.

  11. iriD

    Peta is just her latest excuse to be naked in public, but it seems like her clothes(or at least most of them) manage to be off her body most of the time anyway. Ugh, can’t stand her, don’t see the appeal at all.

  12. kingoftime

    @111 theres no pictures of her actually being naked on the internet… your either a jealous girl or a complete faggot if you don’t see the appeal. much of her appeal comes from how cool she is not just how beautiful she is. they work to enhance each other….

  13. Paris

    PETA seems rational compared to most here. Pathetic.

  14. Bryan

    Oh, the irony.

  15. First of all, no one even knows if the boots are real leather and there is no way to tell from a photograph; faux leather and faux fur look very real nowadays (more reason not to wear the real thing).

    Second of all, what qualifies Dave Garrett as an expert on leather? Even if he had been allowed to inspect the boots, it would have been totally irrelevant, but that point is ignored by everyone. Instead, everyone focuses on the ‘I was not allowed to examine the boots’ statement, which obviously attempts to portray PETA as some kind of conspiracy organization that silences all who oppose it. Maybe the PETA person said what he said because he didn’t want Garrett to deflect from the issue at hand (circus elephant welfare) by yelling out about other issues. And maybe Garrett wasn’t allowed to examine the girl’s boots simply because she’s a celebrity and he’s not. I mean, imagine going to an event that features a celebrity and then asking to inspect the celebrity’s shoes to verify that they’re real Prada…that’s not going to happen.

    Lastly, even if Olivia Munn was wearing leather boots- so what? It is possible for non-vegan to be concerned about animal welfare, you know. You don’t have to be a militant vegan to be against the inhumane treatment of circus elephants. People in the animal rights movements come from all walks of life and have many different philosophies…you’d be surprised…

  16. Olivia Bung

    When there’s 4 or 5 hotter girls at my office how can she be a sex symbol? So average.

  17. Lizard

    #91 Shania is actually a vegetarian. No wholesome beef for her.

  18. Marcus

    Is she at a bus stop?

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  21. tvcon

    @115 you are correct. there have been plenty of people that have done peta ads that aren’t vegan and also wear leather. heck cindy crawford did a no fur ad backing the early 90′s and then wore real fur on the catwalk. it’s nothing more publicity on her part.

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  24. First of all, no one even knows if the boots are real leather and there is no way to tell from a photograph; faux leather and faux fur look very real nowadays (more reason not to wear the real thing).

  25. Matrim

    @ 115 & 121> Yeah, of course it’s possible to wear leather and eat me and still oppose animal cruelty. However we’re pointing out the hypocrisy of supporting an organization that opposes those things you do. Yeah, Cindy Crawford did a no fur ad and went on to wear fur. Of course she did the ad for publicity, that doesn’t change the fact that she’s a hypocrite. Just as it doesn’t change the fact that Munn is a hypocrite for supporting PETA in either leather of faux leather (it doesn’t matter which, as faux still encourages a fashion that exploits animals) and PETA are hypocrites for defending her fashion.

  26. Just proves chicks do the PETA thing for attention, no surprise to the hypocrisy

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  28. MrMixx

    Still, how F-ing STUPID do you have to be to wear leather to a PETA event?

  29. m65

    wow that is crazy

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  32. Leatherrockerjacket1968

    Why do people at PETA have to criticise every action of people who support a campaign have to be put under micrcoscopic observation. It does not matter that Olivia Munn’s boot are leather or not. She is there to support the campaign to save the elephant.

    As for myself I am a vegetarian but LOVE wearing leather. In fact the more leather the better. I like the smell, look, feel and sound of leather. ( especially when it crackles and creaks as I move). I wear leather every day because it is so stimulating and sensual to wear. I particularly like to wear black leather head to toe. WEARING LEATHER IS A POWERFUL EXPERIENCE!!! LOVE LIFE! LOVE LEATHER! LOVE A LEATHERED LIFE!!!

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