PETA Takes Credit for Hitting Anna Wintour With a Pie

According to New York Daily News columnist Ben Widdicombe, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was responsible for an unknown individual throwing a pie at Vogue editor Anna Wintour on March 3.

Widdicombe wrote in his column,

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, who quarrel with Wintour’s support for the fur industry, claimed responsibility for the incident.

A rep told me: “Yelling, ‘Fur hag!’ the young woman launched the gooey pudding at Wintour, just prior to the Chanel couture show at Le Carrousel du Louvre, and made a speedy getaway. After the pieing, Anna, who was wearing a fur coat at the time, ran backstage so Karl Lagerfeld could help her clean the tofu goo off of her face.”

Wintour was not hurt by the attack. She was reported to have joked that tofu may be good for the skin.

PETA has had an ongoing war of words — and now apparently pies — with Wintour over Vogue’s “promotion” of fur and its refusal to run PETA’s anti-fur ads.


A Pie in the Face for Vogue Editor Anna Wintour As She Enters Chanel Show in Paris. Fashion Week Daily, March 4, 2005.

PETA gets in Anna’s face. The New York Daily News, March 4, 2005.

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