COLEEN SPARKS NEW FUR CON­TRO­VERSY

Coleen Rooney has told pals she was left stunned by on­line crit­i­cism S ❛ SHE’S VERY SEN­SI­TIVE TO CRIT­I­CISM AND CAN’T STAND IT WHEN PEO­PLE AT­TACK HER ❜

Closer (UK) - - News - By Daisy Mclure

he’s been slammed by an­i­mal ac­tivists and an­gry fans over her fash­ion choices in the past – and last week, Coleen Rooney sparked fresh con­tro­versy when she ap­peared to be wear­ing a fur coat while pos­ing with hus­band Wayne Rooney at mem­bers’ club Soho Farm­house in Chip­ping Nor­ton.

While Coleen didn’t con­firm whether the item of cloth­ing was made with real or faux fur, fans lashed out on so­cial me­dia, with one writ­ing, “Urgh, is that real fur on your back?” While an­other added, “If your coat is real fur then that’s dis­gust­ing.”

NEGA­TIV­ITY

A source says, “All Coleen wanted to do was post a nice pic­ture of her and Wayne en­joy­ing their fes­tive break – she didn’t ex­pect so much nega­tiv­ity. She’s very sen­si­tive to crit­i­cism and can’t stand it when peo­ple at­tack her – it brought back a lot of nasty mem­o­ries and left her a bit stunned.”

Coleen, 32, first an­gered an­i­mal lovers in 2004, when she was pic­tured wear­ing rab­bit fur boots – an in­ci­dent that earned her a place at the top of a hit list cre­ated by the ex­trem­ist An­i­mal Lib­er­a­tion Front.

She at­tempted to jus­tify wear­ing the boots by telling Closer at the time, “Rab­bits get killed for food, so why waste the skins?” But an­i­mal rights group PETA hit back, say­ing Coleen was “talk­ing non­sense” as some rab­bits are specif­i­cally bred for the fur in­dus­try and are kept con­fined to painfully small boxes.

She was also pic­tured in 2013 wear­ing what ap­peared to be a real fur scarf.

HURT­FUL COM­MENTS

In­sid­ers say Coleen and Wayne had been look­ing for­ward to cel­e­brat­ing the end of 2018 to­gether fol­low­ing a big year, which saw them move to Wash­ing­ton D.C. – along with their sons Kai, eight, Klay, five, Kit, two, and new baby Cass – for Wayne’s trans­fer to D.C. United .

The source adds, “Coleen is ready for a pos­i­tive 2019 and wants to block out all the nega­tiv­ity. She’s sick of peo­ple slat­ing her and al­ways com­ing af­ter her with hurt­ful com­ments on­line.

“The move has been hard enough with­out peo­ple con­stantly crit­i­cis­ing her, and she can’t help but feel that they’re just try­ing to tear her down. She’s do­ing her best to ig­nore the haters, but she’s only hu­man.

“Coleen thinks they set­tled into life in Wash­ing­ton well, but she’s still miss­ing her home com­forts. She’s told Wayne she wants to plan some hol­i­days with her par­ents dur­ing his time off and sched­ule trips back to the UK when they can. Ob­vi­ously the kids’ school­ing takes pri­or­ity, but Coleen wants to feel she still has a link to home.”

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