LATEST: Rap mogul Sean Combs has issued an apology to animal rights activists over the use of real fur in his Sean John clothing range - insisting he didn't realise it was genuine animal skin.
The star came under fire from the Humane Society Of The United States (HSUS) earlier this month (DEC06) after it was discovered the hood lining of a 'faux fur' Sean John jacket was made from the skin of raccoon dogs.
But Combs has apologised to HSUS and has vowed never to use real fur again, insisting department store MACy's remove the offending garment from sale.
He says, "I was unaware of the nature of this material, but as soon as we were alerted, the garments were pulled off the MACy's floor and website.
"I have instructed our licensee to cease the production of any garment using this material immediately."