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A Brief Exchange With Queen Aretha Franklin

Written by PETA | February 14, 2008

One of our most popular anti-fur slogans here at PETA is “Fur is worn by beautiful animals and ugly people”. And we’ve got some great ads to back it up. But the pictures that have been circulating of Aretha Franklin at the Grammy awards last week don’t even really need the tagline to drive that point home. She looks like a walrus in a cat costume. Except, like, nowhere near as cute as that sounds.

Here’s the note that PETA VP Dan Mathews sent to Aretha, who got all in a tizzy yesterday about the fact that Beyonce called Tina Turner “the Queen” and not her.

Dear Aretha-

Music lovers may think of you as a “queen,” but to animal lovers, you are a court jester. I’m sorry, Aretha, but your furs make you look like a clown. Why not shed the old-fashioned look that adds pounds to your frame and detracts from your beautiful voice? Won’t you donate your furs to the poor as “queen of compassion,” Mariah Carey, did? You’ll get a tax credit for the donation, and we at PETA will all sing your praises.

Dan Mathews


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  • Iseewhutshedid says:

    Maybe it’s just me but…I think she looks like an upside down turnip in that dress.

  • FurRale says:

    Aretha if you can’t give up the fur at least give up a little of the food it used to only take ONE mink farm to make you a coat!

  • Mark says:

    You would think that a woman with all her millions would have at some time in her life purchased a mirror.

  • [email protected] says:

    She is disgusting. She is an ugly cow who doesn’t take care of her own body then allows animals to sacrifice themselves to cover her gobs of fat. I loathe her. Pathetic! Ugly sickening.