Reese Witherspoon Ditches Python Chloé Bag After PETA Pressure

reese witherspoon slammed by peta for python bag
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Reese Witherspoon with the Chloé bag.

Score one for PETA.

After being blasted by the animal rights organization for toting a Chloé Paraty handbag featuring python skin, Reese Witherspoon has told the group that she will no longer carry the $3,820 bag, the Daily Mail reports.

We'll be happy to take it off her hands. Kidding, PETA. Kidding.

"After hearing about it [the bag], PETA immediately rushed its video exposé of the exotic-skins industry to Reese," a PETA spokeswoman tells the paper.

"Hosted by her Walk the Line co-star Joaquin Phoenix, the video describes how snakes and other reptiles are often skinned alive and how they suffer slow, painful deaths for the sake of fashion. Thankfully, Reese has just informed PETA that she will no longer carry the bag."

The decision appears to have restored the actress to America's Sweetheart status.

"We've long known Reese to be a kind person, so we're pleased—and not surprised—that she is hanging up her python bag for good," senior vice president Lisa Lange says.

"We hope Reese's honest mistake will serve as a reminder for all of us to be extra-certain that what we're buying is mock crock or fake snake."

Witherspoon has since been seen with some new arm candy: a petite blue cross-body bag that appears to be (uh-oh) leather.

Meanwhile, check out PETA's campaign starring a nude Dancing with the Stars alum.