An Australian model officially walked out on a shoot after she discovered it involved wearing fur.
Ruby Jean Wilson, who follows a strict vegan/plant-based lifestyle, spoke about the clash of morals on Facebook and why she chose to stand up for what she believes in.
‘I think as creatives we urgently need to start to say no to things like fur,’ she stated.
The Facebook post was published just last Tuesday, and in the space of five hours, received more than 200 likes.
Miss Wilson went on to add that she went to the shoot, only to discover it was for a fur look book.
‘After sitting for a while having my makeup done and thinking to myself that it was too late to step down and not wanting to inconvenience the whole team by leaving, I decided that it wasn’t something I wanted to be a part of,’ she wrote.
‘I explained the situation and left the shoot.
‘As anxious as I felt making this decision it feels better to have stood against something that I disagree with and believe is outdated and unnecessary than to have stayed for financial gain.
‘I don’t believe that being in the fashion industry means that you are at the whim of designers or whomever is paying you.
‘We have to collaboratively decide what’s not cool anymore.’
The post was received very well, with many of her followers praising her and supporting her for taking a stand!
‘So right, no amount of money is worth compromising what you believe in,’ one person responded.
‘You’ll make others feel more comfortable standing up for what they believe in too.’