Playboy Playmate and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson sent First Lady and fur coat lover Melania Trump a gift.
A. Russian. Fake. Fur. Coat.
The blonde bombshell and "Honorary PETA Director" sent the faux-fur garment as a thank you present because the First Lady didn’t wear fur to the presidential inauguration.
"Amid all the mania at the inauguration, you looked stunning in an outfit by Ralph Lauren — one of many fur-free designers," Anderson praised Melania in a letter excerpted on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals website. "I am so happy that you chose not to wear fur! As first lady, you will help set style trends, and by remaining compassionate with your choices, you will warm the hearts of many."
Anderson teamed up with Russian "faux-fur manufacturer" Only Me to custom design and manufacture the long black Persian "lamb-look," "eco-fur" garment.
President Donald Trump and Anderson have at least one thing in a common: a relationship with President Vladimir Putin of Russia.
In 2005, Donald Trump and wife Melania talked with Prince Charles at a Museum of Modern Art reception. (Photo credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
"Anderson’s animal rights activism in Russia dates back to 2009, when she first wrote then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to thank him for banning the slaughter of baby harp seals. In 2011, she worked with PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that ‘animals are not ours to wear’ — to persuade Russia, which had previously imported 90 percent of her native Canada’s baby-seal pelts, to ban these importations."
The fitted coat is made to be worn with a vegan "leather" belt that cinches it at the waist. A label sewed into the lining reads: "Only Me by Pamela Anderson for Melania Trump."
The First Lady was born in Slovenia, which was then part of Yugoslavia. She immigrated to the United States in 1996 and became a citizen in 2006.
The impetus for the coat gift was prompted after Anderson noted Mrs. Trump’s fondness for fur.
The "eco-fur" coat Pam Anderson sent First Lady Melania Trump (Courtesy of PETA)
"It’s a very dynamic political period," Anderson told Radio Times. "There’s a lot of negativity in America, and I thought maybe I could somehow do something positive that could make a change and maybe send Melania a faux fur coat, because she has worn fur in the past."
Last year on "The View," Anderson revealed her personal history with Trump.
"I just popped out of the cake!" she said. "You never know who’s on the receiving end! It was a birthday. I was there. I got paid."
Last year, Trump, in an interview with Howard Stern, noted, during a conversation involving Anderson’s Hepatitis C diagnosis, which she announced in 2002, that he would rather have sex with Whoopi Goldberg than Anderson.
Given a choice, Trump explained, "You know, right now, I have to go with Whoopi." He added, "Look, it’s a terrible thing. It’s a sad thing. You know, it’s a terrible thing."
PETA President Ingrid Newkirk is hoping to convert the First Lady to the fur-free agenda.
The label on the coat Pamela Anderson gifted Melania Trump (Courtesy of PETA)
She told The Telegraph:
"’Melania is a fashion icon now whether people like it or not,’ Newkirk says. ‘We decided that since the world is looking at Melania Trump, we would ask her to be a style icon with a heart. Michelle Obama has never worn fur, the Bush wives never wore fur. When Nixon was in office he made a statement about the Republican ‘cloth coat’ and his wife never wore fur. So Pam is saying to Melania, ‘please keep this going.’"
No word yet on whether or not the First Lady will be wearing the "Baywatch" babe’s gift.
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