'Gucci mink pimp' Conor McGregor criticised for 'ostentatious' fur coat boast
MMA fighter’s social media post called ‘ostentatious display’ of wealth and animal cruelty
Conor McGregor told his followers that his two white mink coats were “like art pieces now” as the company had since discontinued all animal skin clothing. Photograph: Tom Hogan/©INPHO
Conor McGregor has been accused of showing poor form in boasting online about his “one-of-a-kind” Gucci fur coats.
The MMA fighter said the pair of white mink coats – costing him $55,000 and $80,000 – were “like art pieces now” as the company had since discontinued all animal skin clothing.
The self-proclaimed “Gucci mink pimp” said he intended to leave his collection to his children, adding: “Who knows what they will be worth in many years to come?”
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The Original Gucci mink! I bought this coat for 55 thousand U.S Dollars at the Gucci boutique store on 5th Avenue in New York. The same location I then bought the second one, with the dragon emblazoned on the back. Costing 80k. Both these coats are hand made 1 of 1’s! None others produced. Not only are these coats iconic from a fight game standpoint - One being apart of the UFC’s first legal event in the state of New York, and the night the Champ Champ was born, and the other being apart of the highest grossing event, and biggest crossover fight in combat sports history, McGregor/Mayweather, they are now even more rare and iconic, as Gucci have since discontinued all animal skin clothing from their line. These coats are 1 of 1 and the last of their kind. All white, floor length, Gucci mink! And I have the only two in existence! The plain one has a large tiger embroidered into the seem of the coat, which I paired with a pair of wide-end Gucci pants, while the other has the unescapable dragon, emblazoned across the back, reaching around to the front, and through the entire belly of the coat! Which I paired with my very own @augustmcgregor pants! I currently have both minks in a large freezer to maintain them. I was advised this by Donatella Versace at the British Fashion awards. I’m not sure what will become of them, but I know one things for sure. These babies are iconic! One of a kind, and never to be made again! Wow! I knew upon purchase these coats would come back to me some how, and they did in PPV revenue, but the more I think of it, these babies are like art pieces now! I am going to leave them to my kids, kids. Who knows what they will be worth in many years to come? I estimate a hell of a lot! When you’re good you’re good, and when you’re great, you’re Gucci! Yours sincerely, The Gucci mink pimp, The Champ Champ, The Notorious Conor McGregor Sr.
Solidarity People Before Profit TD Ruth Coppinger called the social media post an “ostentatious display” of wealth and animal cruelty. She said the Crumlin fighter spent “more money on two coats than most people earn in two years”.
The timing was not lost on the Dublin West TD, who has campaigned strongly for a ban on Irish fur farming. Last week, the Government approved plans to phase out fur farming in Ireland. “If he was aware of it, he is going against public opinion on fur,” she added.
Ms Coppinger said the Government decision should be expanded to include fur trading, as fur-farming practices in other countries can be worse.
“There is no point in outsourcing the trade. If it is not good enough in Ireland, it is not good enough anywhere.”