Witherspoon Slammed For Python Skin Handbag

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November 1, 2011 | 3:20pm EST

Animal rights activists have taken aim at Reese Witherspoon for carrying what appears to be made of python skin.
The Legally Blonde star was spotted with the accessory as she strolled around Venice, California last week – and photos of her new bag have upset officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

A spokeswoman for PETA says, “No matter how much Reese paid for that bag, the animals paid a much higher price.

“We can’t imagine that she’d wish to contribute to this hidden suffering, especially for something as frivolous as a fashion accessory that can be replicated with no bloodshed.

“These days, it’s easy to have a look that kills without killing, with fake snake, mock croc, python pleather, and other designer items that pay tribute to the beauty of these animals without massacring them.”