The person who pelted Kim Kardashian with a flour bomb earlier this week has been identified as one of the animal rights organisation Peta's most influential members, Christina Cho. The Daily Mail reported yesterday that the attack had initially been believed to have been carried out by an animal rights activist, as Cho had been heard to shout "fur hag" at the reality TV star as she graced the red carpet at a promotional event to launch her new programme.
At the time, Peta denied any involvement in the protest but it has since emerged that Cho was the culprit. The Peta organisation has recently spearheaded a campaign to persuade Kim to stop wearing fur. They recently posted large billboard ads in Los Angeles, depicting Kardashian in a fur-trimmed jacket, accompanied by a picture of two foxes and a caption that read "Kim: These babies miss their mother. Is she on your back?" A Peta representative told Daily Mail's MailOnline that they have not received any confirmation of who undertook the attack but it is believed to be Cho, who once "grabbed a microphone from designer Donna Karan" in a fur-fashion related protest.
Kim's sister, Khloe Kardashian has reportedly withdrawn her support for Peta and has released a statement accusing the organisation of lying to the public, adding "I've been a vocal supporter of Peta for a long time but I have also been very vocal about anti-bullying, so this was a huge disappointment for me." Explaining her stance on the issue, she said "Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions - I personally don't wear fur but that doesn't mean I am going to force my views on anyone else, Especially by violating them."