So I'm getting ready this morning and the TeeWee in roomie's bedroom is audibly tuned to the Today show. I guess it's some fashion segment, because the woman the announcer chick was talking to said "...and faux leather is very popular this year..."
I poked my head in the room and the jacket on the screen looked like a regular leather jacket to me.
Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but the reason someone would want to avoid leather was because they objected to the cruel and inhumane practice of draping themselves in the hides of slaughtered animals.
So, if that were the case, then why would they want to look just like they had engaged in the cruel and inhumane practice of draping themselves in the hides of slaughtered animals?
Given the values set implied by the choice of faux leather, wouldn't that be as tacky as, oh... say... having fake Jewish lampshades at home? And then claiming that you didn't agree with the Nazis or anything, but they were so stylish, plus they matched the sofa.
I'm thinking that these are bought by the kinds of people who don't subject their worldview to much in the way of logical scrutiny...