Australian designer Alannah Hill known for her kooky look (which could be explained my her stint at a circus at 15) and her fun girlie designs has told The Daily Telegraph that she had been issued a death threat from someone claiming to be affiliated to PETA, the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals.
According to the newspapers Sydney Confidential column, PETA members protested outside her Melbourne flagship store recently for her use of rabbit fur in her recent designs and a police report has been filed over the alleged death threat.
“Tuesday 4th August, Police were called by iconic Australian Fashion Designer, Alannah Hill to investigate a disturbing and heated death threat …,” the designer’s statement to Confidential read. “It was from the notorious PETA, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals Organisation.”
The emailed threat, provided to Sydney Confidential, by representatives for Hill, states: “Dear Hill, IM(sic) GOING TO KILL YOU SERIOUSLY IF YOU DONT STOP YOUR(sic) DEAD. NO1 WANTS TO BUY YOUR SHIT, Sincerely ssssss ssssss”.
The threat was sent via email from an address listed as firstname.lastname@example.org.
She has since received more than 670 abusive emails in the last few days and has been advised to enlist 24-hour security.
As an Alannah Hill fan, this treatment from PETA is really uncalled for as Hill is also a mother of a young son and harassing her to the point where she needs to hire security is just as not on.
Does no one protest peacefully anymore?