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Singer Jenkins booed at Harrods sale

Dec. 28, 2008 at 2:57 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Protesters who booed Katherine Jenkins at a Harrods sale in London say the opera singer should not be involved with a store selling fur products.

Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade protester John Wilson said while Jenkins has spoken out against the fur trade, she appeared at Saturday's winter sale opening for the department store, which allegedly sells imported furs, the BBC reported

"We are gathered here today because of our disgust at Ms. Jenkins who professes to be against animal cruelty and the fur trade," Wilson said.

Jenkins arrived for Saturday's sale in a horse-drawn carriage and was accompanied by a group of bagpipe players.

The opera star, who was joined at the sale by scores of customers who waited hours for access to Harrods bargains, told the British network she does not personally wear fur, but respects others' opinions on the matter.

"Personally I do not eat meat or wear fur, but people are entitled to their opinions," Jenkins said.

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