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Tiffany Haddish vows wearing fur every day until police stop killing black people’

Tiffany Haddish attends the Black Girls Rock! The prices at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on August 5, 2017 in Newark, N. J.
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Tiffany Haddish is protesting against police brutality against black people by wearing fur.

In the weekend, the comedian and actress took to Instagram to show off a fur vest made by a fan and shared the details of her intentions.

“I’mma wear it as much as possible. I don’t know if you know this about me, but I’m about to start to protest,” Haddish said. “I’mma wear fur every day until they stop the killing of black people. When the police stop killing black people, I will stop wearing fur. It is my new protest. So sorry, PETA!”

“Don’t be mad at me. Angry at the police,” Haddish continued. “If they stop the killing of black people, I will stop wearing fur… Because people are important, and so are the animals.”

Haddish, 39, who has always been very vocal and frank with her opinions, was not met with all positive reactions.

Russell Simmons, who’s vegan, begged the star to reconsider her approach. “White supremacy is a disease that takes on many forms and has many symptoms,” Simmons wrote in the comments. “The abuse of other people will not address… or heal ourselves. I love you, Tiffany, but I’d like you to reconsider this route of protest.”

“Uncertain” actor Kendrick Sampson, also known as Lyft Bae, praised Haddish for her “genius” protest.

“Look at all the people angry that this is not ever stood up for Black life,” Sampson explained. “Look at the funding behind PETA and other animals rights organizations and how much people will about a polar bear or a dog for the post about the ongoing centuries-old epidemic of black/native/brown people are killed and tortured by the law enforcement (and others) with impunity.”

Other celebrities, including NeNe Leakes, Nick Cannon, gave Haddish their approval.

PETA did not immediately return our request for comment.

This article originally appeared on Page Six.

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