(Getty) Russell Simmons front row at the fall 2012 Charlotte Ronson show
No wonder PETA named him Man of the Year! Russell Simmons, ardent yoga-lover and long-time vegetarian, issued a statement earlier today pledging to "never allow fur to appear in any fashion editorial pictorials on his website, Global Grind."
"For as long as I run the company and hold the title of CEO of Global Grind, I will make sure that we edit out any fur that appears in our fashion editors," Simmons said. "I see it as one part of doing a small part to do less harm and lift the consciousness on this planet."
Global Grind, which bills itself as "The World According to Hip-Pop," caters to a broad spectrum of readers interested in lifestyle content and entertainment news.
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