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America’s Next Top Dumbass Brooklyn Girl

Written by PETA | March 1, 2007
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Kathleen, not the sharpest knife in the drawer

If reality ever catches up with Reality TV, we’re going to be in great shape as far as animal issues are concerned (though, like, Flava Flav will probably be President, which might cause some problems). Turns out that in Reality TV, when you make naive comments about how the fur industry works, you get voted off the show. On America’s Next Top Model last night, one of the challenges was to tackle a controversial political issue, and poor Kathleen (“I like fur, it makes you look hot”), got stuck with fur. We’re always looking for snappy sound bites to get our point across about the cruelty of the fur industry, so I couldn’t get my pen and notebook out fast enough when Kathleen let drop this little nugget of wisdom:

“Well, I mean, like, I don’t think you should take a live animal and kill it, but I mean, like, if an animal is already dead, there’s no reason that you shouldn’t take its skin and make a coat.”

Awww, sweetie, that’s not how they make fur. I got done feeling sorry for her by, like, the fifth time she had to ask what it means to be “anti-fur,” but it was a treat to hear Twiggy and the others express some real opinions about how screwed up it is to wear fur before voting her ass back to Brooklyn. If only there were some equivalent way of voting fur-flaunting airheads like the Olsen Twins into oblivion …

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  • Kristen says:

    Hi Im doing a report debate type thing on Animals Shall not be klled for their fur and I think a question that my class will ask is What if the animal is already dead? I Don’t know what to say like What if the cow is already killed for meat? Can they take the skin or What if the animal is lready dead?

  • silvia says:

    From where exactly do you think your hot? Not even 100 surgeries will fix you. You’re hopeless dumbass.

  • Sergena says:

    Don’t TV producers give IQ Test to the potential candidates for shows ?? They definetly must to screen out the retardant morons like this one.

  • V says:

    I understand your point of saving animals but calling people out of their names isn’t the way to go. Instead it makes people who aren’t members of your organization think that you are the off your rocker type crazy for the ones who don’t understand what I’m saying I’ve looked at your websites all of them and a lot of what you are saying in your blogs makes some people who were actually considering joining you rethink that choice. I was one of them Have you ever thought that maybe I don’t know J.Lo may have looked at your site and after reading what you said about her decided otherwise you guys are losing some people’s support because of your comments. Calling others who don’t share your beliefs “dumbasses ” is not the way to go. For example Mar 1 Americas Next Top Dumbass Brooklyn Girl do you think that after reading what YOU have said about her and laughing at her she will change her mind probably not the thing is to try to educate the people first before making a snap judgment for wearing fur or any thing else. You talk about respect for animals respect humans too and you may get more support for your cause. As you should understand not everyone is going to become a vegetarian so attacking a person for not being one is not right either. I know that these are your personal opinions but your losing some people’s support because of what you are saying the insults.

  • charlotte says:

    Twiggy was fantastic! Many props to Twiggy.

  • Emily says:

    I watched it and it actually made me feel good. Go Twiggy!

  • Craig says:

    Wow looks like we have an advocate for roadkill coats!

  • maliacoco says:

    One thing is for sure you don’t have to be smart to get on t.v

  • Kris Shulfer says:

    thats right fur sure does not make you hot!!! it makes you nasty!! i am curious as to why all this change of the use of fur has still not effected jennifer lopez or beyonce??? maybe it is time to give them a shout out and add them to the dumbass club as well they may have money but it makes my stomach turn seeing them in fur just like everyone else!! i dislike them both just for those reasons!! sunshine

  • wendy says:

    Your comments shed light on the facts. The food medicine and the fur industry would like to keep the consumers in the dark. As they treat animals with unnecessary cruelty we the consumers fall prey to and get entwined in their evil. Thank you Peta. When you keep up the great work for animal rights you are also working for human rights.

  • Betty says:

    YesFur is beautiful. But Only on the animals it was grown on. Set them down and make them watch how they make fur products. I bet they change there minds about wearing it.

  • Mary says:

    I didn’t see this episode. I used to watch this show a lot but I stopped because it looked as if the girls in past episodes might have worn real fur on it. Am I to presume that they aren’t because the judges are antifur. Cover girl sponsors it and I thought also they test on animals. I like this show and would appreciate it if someone would confirm that they are not in any way advertising fur on their show.

  • jackie says:

    maybe she should stop saying like get educated on the fur trade and where does she expect to find dead animals maybe road kill!!!

  • Elizabeth Robbins says:

    OMG What an idiot!

  • Daisy says:

    Poor Kathleen…so lost so stupid. Honest to God I think all fur wearers are like her…stupid and infuriating.

  • Hassie says:

    Of course fur is disgusting. This girl is just naive unaware of issues. Frankly all the girls on the show are unaware. Her remark about it being ok if they are already dead was priceless. Does she think that great numbers of animals just collectively drop dead on their own so some vain woman can have a fur coat? Just will themselves to die for the benefit of fashion? Frankly all the girls on that show are kind of dim.

  • Kaielle says:

    She’s so stupid. Fur doesn’t make you hott. It’s nasty and cruel. She really has no sense in her damn mind. Fur is murderNOT fashion.

  • Renee says:

    I think PETA takes things way to far! I love animals and dont wear real fur but there are other ways to get the point across than insultin people!

  • pcb says:

    It would seem Kathleen’s moralethical beliefs are somewhat hypocritical. Using fur even if the animal is dead still shows people you support a violent and sadistic industry. Kathleen should realise more than anyone what’s being done to animals to harvest the fur. Also in my opinion Wearing fur doesn’t make people hot it makes people look like Sht!!

  • kyla says:

    oh. my.

  • K says:

    Ouch. I’m going to see if I can find a clip of it online.

  • Racheal says:

    I still don’t see why most people wear fur maybe because they dont understand that the animals are brutally slaughtered or they grow up in a distasteful environment then are shipped off to be sacrificed to the fashion industry.

  • Chicago gal says:

    I dunno … my motherinlaw wears a fur coat and not even a million cute furry little animals could be killed or rather skinned alive to make HER look hot. Sheeze. Try to grow a brain Kathleen. SMART ak.a. antifur women are hot!

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