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Karl Lagerfeld, fashion designer and creative director of Chanel, has died.
USA TODAY

Humans for the ethical treatment of animals, better known as PETA, face extreme setbacks against a "cruel" tweet that seems to celebrate the death of Karl Lagerfeld.

Shortly after announcing that Lagerfeld – the eccentric German designer who was creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his eponymous clothing line – died early Tuesday, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk published a statement about her "Nemesis"

Karl Lagerfeld had and his death is the end of an era in which fur and exotic skins were considered desirable. PETA sends its condolences to members of our ancient nemesis, "PETA UK official Twitter announced less than an hour after his death. [19455929] Related: Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of Chanel and Fendi, dies [19659007] Karl Lagerfeld has left, and his death is the end of an era when fur and exotic skin were considered desirable PETA sends its condolences to members of our ancient nemesis.

– PETA UK (@PETAUK) 19 February 2019