Written by Jeff Mackey
Just in case Santa is having any trouble with his
last-minute "naughty or nice" decisions, PETA has teamed up with World Entertainment News Network
to circulate a Christmas Eve list of the most animal-unfriendly celebrities of the year. So
here are our Top (Bottom?) Three Celebrity Grinches of 2011:
Kim © StarmaxInc | Foxes © Patricia
Here's hoping that the hearts of this terrible trio grow three sizes this holiday season and that we can start the new year off (animal) right(s)!
Written by PETA
A longtime Janet Jackson
fan is leaving the Rhythm Nation after Jackson had a wardrobe malfunction worse
than her infamous Super Bowl halftime appearance. After PETA supporter Sean
Oltersdorf learned that Jackson was appearing in ad campaigns for Blackglama furs,
he put his 25-year collection of Janet memorabilia on the auction block, with
100 percent of the proceeds going to PETA.
On his eBay site, "Janet Jackson: Better NAKED Than
Oltersdorf explained his decision to bidders:
"Janet has decided to partner with
fur designer Blackglama and put her name on a line of mink pelts.
As the guardian to six rescued animals (three of whom are chinchillas, who [on fur farms]
are bred in deplorable conditions and often skinned alive
for their beautiful fur), I can't—in good conscience—simultaneously support
this kind of cruel ambition while having a care for those without a voice. I am
responding with my own partnership with PETA and auctioning my entire
Janet Jackson collection (over 60 items) and donating 100% of the proceeds to
Perhaps the best part
of Oltersdorf's auction page is the picture he posted of his chinchillas with
the caption "Janet, what have you done for US lately?" People who
think Jackson should stick to making music—not hawking cruel clothing—can bid on the collection until December 9.
The situation was grim at Janet Jackson's concert in Manila, Philippines. Nearly a dozen "Grim Reapers" reminded the singer that wearing fur is nasty to animals.
Doesn't Ms. Jackson know that animals who are killed for their fur are bludgeoned, electrocuted, stomped to death, and sometimes even skinned alive? And since an undercover investigation showed that dogs and cats are killed for their fur, too, Janet might well be wearing a black cat.
Please tweet to Janet Jackson and ask her to refuse to wear fur any time, any place. Instead, she can send her old furs on an escapade to PETA, and we can use them in protests against, err, someone else.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
No! Say it isn't so. Doesn't Janet Jackson know that …
Animals suffer miserable lives and agonizing deaths to become fur cuffs and collars?
Surely she considered the "fan fallout" from this unwise, uncaring decision, which is supremely …
Tacky, cruel, inexcusable—help me out, people, are ...
You as disappointed by her decision as I am? Join us in asking Janet to donate the stolen skins so that they can be used as bedding for orphaned animals.
Written by Karin Bennett
While at the premiere of Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? the stars were asked to spill about their favorite restaurants. Janet Jackson, who not only stars in the movie but whose new track, "Nothing," is on the movie's soundtrack, said, "I go to Café Sunflower. It's a vegan restaurant. Everything is good there. It really is. And there's another vegan restaurant called Veggieland—very good," while her costar Cicely Tyson proudly declared, "I'm a vegan—a vegetarian."
So now, not only do I want to see the movie, I want to sample Atlanta's cruelty-free fare. Thanks, ladies.
Written by Logan Scherer
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