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Leona Lewis sick of fur wearing people

The British singer, who is a vegetarian and public supporter of animal rights group PETA, thinks it is disgusting the way the fashion and music worlds still embrace clothing made from animal pelts.

entertainment Updated: Feb 09, 2010 19:57 IST

leona lewisR&B star Leona Lewis has admitted that people who wear fur make her "sick", especially in the world of showbiz.

The British singer, who is a vegetarian and public supporter of animal rights group PETA, thinks it is disgusting the way the fashion and music worlds still embrace clothing made from animal pelts and the apparent resurgence in the popularity of fur, Female First online reported.

"I think animals are treated very poorly. When I see people wearing fur it makes me so sick. Especially when I see young singers doing it, that sickens me. When I rocked up to my first photo shoot they had feathers and fur there and everything...I had to make it so clear that I just do not go there," Lewis said.

The 24-year-old Bleeding Love hitmaker, who does not wear suede, leather or other animal products is also angry at the way young women are made to feel as though they should constantly be dieting and should look a certain way.

"There is definitely pressure to be a stick insect. Generally, in life, there is. All the magazines have tiny stick insects on their covers. But no one has ever said that to me. Everyone says I've lost weight but I don't see it. It's just eating healthily," Lewis said.