PETA suggested a tweet praising Karl Lagerfeld's death
Karl Lagerfeld, fashion designer and creative director of Chanel, has died.
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.  Related: Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of Chanel and Fendi, dies  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
Social media users immediately struck the animal rights organization as "cold," "disrespectful," and "cruel" for commenting on the capitalization of the designer's death with anti-fur campaign.
Twitter users demanded their taste ( "no class" ), blew up the insensitivity of the group ( "respect those who have passed, no matter what they wear" ) and even PETA compared with the National Rifle Association ( "It's like the NRA of Animals . " )
@ TheJediVegan said the answer from PETA was, "Slightly cold at the announcement, that someone has died, should care for all living beings, whether you agree with them or like them. "
@DrinkWaterShane agreed, "So you can only feel empathy and compassion for animals … that's just wrong, it's literally hours ago . "
@ CarolinaVictim, who identified himself as a vegetarian, wrote that PETA should be "ashamed" after someone had just died. "She continued," Learn to be a little more human and then defend your visions. … This is just a cruel / unnecessary tweet for a moment like this one. "