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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Inuit tweet 'sealfies' to protest Ellen's Oscars selfie

In response to the 2013 Academy Awards - Learn about Inuit Seal Hunting - Click the link for a video

After Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie raised $1.5 million for an anti-seal hunt organization, Canada's Inuit have started a new viral phenomenon -- sealfies.

Seal hunt proponents tweeted pictures of themselves decked out in sealskin clothes at DeGeneres Thursday.

"I am an Inuit seal meat eater, and my fur is ethical," wrote Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, bundled in a sealskin coat, pants and boots. She also wrote a letter to DeGeneres and posted it online.
Samsung vowed to donate $1 for every retweet of DeGeneres' celebrity-packed Oscars selfie to a charity of her choice. She raised $1.5 million for the Humane Society of the United States, which campaigns annually against Canada's seal hunt.