For anyone immersed in electronic and dance music, the name Steve Aoki is synonymous with the scene. As a longtime producer who owns his own record label and fashion-forward clothing line, Aoki has collaborated with everyone from Will.I.Am to Travis Barker. He has created some of the most exciting chart-topping remixes to date, and they can be heard blasting out of dance floor speakers from London to Los Angeles. Now Aoki is taking time away from his jet-set lifestyle to let everyone know that there’s nothing fashionable about wearing fur.
When asked why he chose to speak out against the fur industry, Aoki said: “I’ve been a supporter of PETA ever since I got turned on to animal rights when I was 14. After reading Ingrid Newkirk’s book in high school, PETA became more and more an influence throughout my adolescence. Now over 15 years later, I am still a supporter and proud to be a spokesperson for peta2.”