Princess Máxima is voted 'dumb fur wearer' of the year
Monday 07 January 2013
Princess Máxima has been voted 'Dom Bontje' (dumb fur wearer) of 2012 for wearing a jacket with a raccoon fur hood.
The princess and her daughter Amalia both wore the jackets at the televised arrival of Sinter Klaas in the Netherlands last November.
Almost 20,000 people took part in the online vote on the website of anti-fur lobby group Bont voor Dieren. Máxima, who also won the title in 2004, took two-thirds of the vote.
Bont voor Dieren says raccoon fur is largely produced in China under very poor conditions. Dutch companies such as Gaastra, Nickelson, Airforce and Moscow use raccoon fur in their clothing, the organisation says.
Dom Bontje is a word play on the phrase domme blondje, or dumb blonde.
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