Written by PETA
Last night, late-night queen Chelsea Handler's monologue focused on housewives, chinchillas, and PETA. As a diehard Chelsea fan (Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea is on my nightstand as we speak), I was thrilled when the quick-witted comic stuck up for animals on E!
It all started when Kelly Bensimon from Real Housewives of New York went shopping for a fur vest and claimed, "It's amazing to have an organization like PETA, but I've always been a great fur wearer." She continued, "Do I wear fur? Yes. Do I support the abuse of animals? Absolutely not." Umm … Say wha' …? While we're glad that she thinks PETA is "amazing," the whole thing was unsettling, to say the least.
Up steps Chelsea Handler. Firing back, she took a pro-animal stance and stated "Really? You don't abuse animals? I think the chinchilla who just had his hide ripped off might disagree. You think you're a great fur wearer? You know who wears it better? The innocent animal it came from. This is not a smart move. You just taunted PETA on national television while wearing an unattractive fur vest."
Bam! We knew that Chelsea was compassionate when she adopted a dog from an animal shelter. Now, with her anti-fur stance, all that's left is for Chelsea to follow in the footsteps of a compassionate housewife and star in our next "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ad. We might even let Chuy costar …
Written by Christine Doré
Time once again to play "Who Wore It Worse?" First, try to identify today's contestants, each of whom makes a point to let everyone know she's married … to cruelty to animals.
On the left: When she's not au naturel in her garden, she's flaunting fur in the concrete jungle. If only she'd turn over a new leaf and join PETA's "Rather Go Naked" campaign …
And on the right: Television has shown us both "real" and "desperate" housewives. Apparently this one is "real desperate"—for an ethical makeover, that is. Need a hint? No wonder Bethenny is my favorite.
Go cast your vote today—and check back tomorrow to find out who is taking home top dishonors.
Written by Karin Bennett
Yesterday, we asked you to guess which quip-firing, sass-making, cruelty-free-baking, real scorcher was the star of our newest "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ad. Today we're thrilled to unveil Bethenny Frankel's stunning new ad. Check out these scenes from the queen of the Big Apple's photo shoot:
Frankel used to wear fur, but then she saw a skinned animal on display at a demonstration outside a cocktail party. After being exposed to images of animals who are anally electrocuted or have their necks broken before their skin is peeled from their bodies, Bethenny ditched fur forever. As one of the classiest and kindest people on reality television, the story behind her decision to go fur-free is sure to inspire others to make the same easy and humane pledge.
Written by Logan Scherer
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