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Pam Is Giving Up Her Uggs: Will You?

02/23/2007 at 05:15 PM ET

Last fall we asked your opinion on one of the most loved-and-hated trends of the past few years — Uggs Boots — originally popular with L.A. girls like Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Pamela Anderson — and you overwhelmingly said you still loved them. Now, longtime animal-rights supporter Anderson has announced that she is discarding the cozy footwear, saying on her website: “I am getting rid of them…. I used to wear them with my red swimsuit to keep warm — never realizing they were SKIN!” Since this winter is not quite over yet, we want to know: Are you still not ready to give up your Uggs? If you are, what are you replacing them with?

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alice on

I find it hard to believe that she has worn them all this time and never did her research. I’m keeping mine.

Amber on

I love my UGGS and further more will continue to buy them. I am a working, tax paying citizen and as long as I can afford it, I will continue buying those and other sorts of items. While I am at it I may buy another fur coat or two. A celebritys opinion will no way affect what I buy or how I spend my money.

lab tech on

It took her this long to realize they were real?!?!?!?! Love my Uggs and would never give them up!!!!

Heather on

she mentioned this like FIVE WHOLE YEARS ago. she has known for a while that they were real sheepskin, what a hypocrite. while i agree with her stance to not wear them based on the fact that they are sheepskin, i myself also don’t wear any fur or sheepskin, i am very dissapointed that she decided to disregard the fact (which she was well aware of) that they are real sheepskin, and only now that they are going out of style, decide to give them up

i swear i read an article in US or something like that at least 5 years ago that said she had decided to give them up when she learned they were real, and would only wear fake ones from now on, and then i would always get pissed when i saw pictures of her wearing them all the time

me on

I don’t get how you could not realize that Uggs have animal skin in them. I would never wear animal skin to keep my feet warm! Also, I think they are the ugliest shoes ever. They look comfortable and warm, but I would never be caught wearing them.

Elda on

This woman has a big heart for animals, animals don’t have a voice and it feels good to know that celebs like Pam will speak for them. Go Pam!!

Carly on

It is a little funny that it took Pam *years* to discover that Uggs are sheepskin. At least she has a sense of humor about herself and she admitted it :) Ugg says that they obtain their sheepskin from sheep that are used as meat. That makes it seem a little less bad. Other posters are right – Ugg alternatives are *nothing* like the original boot, and it’s sort of pointless to wear a different version that doesn’t serve the intended purpose. Uggs aren’t meant to be attractive and they aren’t meant to be worn with suits to work. They’re made to be comfy and keep your feet warm. Period. I have two pair and I wear them constantly on the weekends in the winter. I knew they were sheepskin when I bought them. The part that makes me the most uncomfortable is that they are now made in China, and China is notorious for animal cruelty, especially when it comes to leather and fur trades. If Uggs were still made in Australia and the sheepskin was genuinely from sheep that were already going to be used for meat (the Sheep market in Australia is huge), then I would feel better about it. I don’t like the idea that something was killed specifically for my boots. I’m not going to get rid of the ones I already have because it makes no difference: they already have my money. I’m not certain I’ll buy more next year, though.

Nicky on

OMG. Helllllllllllll nooooooooooooo. I will wear them till the day i die. I could sleep in those things. They are so comfortable. I just love them. And they look sexy also in whatever you wear. I’m keeping mine forever. I want them in every color and shade.

Carlee on

I think it’s good she called herself out and admitted her mistake. I’ve never had Uggs because I don’t wear dead things anyway, but hopefully some people won’t continue buying them.

Margrokkk on

There is nooooo way Pam Anderson didn’t know they were real sheepskin. That is a load of Crock!!!!

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