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Hairy Birthday to Mary Kate and Ashley

Written by PETA | June 10, 2008

When my friend Marta sent me an email last week asking me if she could have some of my hair, I didn’t even blink. Marta is one weird chick, and I’ve come to expect stuff like that from her.* But it turns out she actually had a logical (albeit somewhat disturbing) reason for the request: Those convention-flaunting pranksters over at peta2 have arranged for a very, very special birthday gift for our old arch nemeses the Olsen Twins.

And this isn’t one of those token gifts that just adds to the clutter—it’s something they can really use! Thanks to my colleagues at peta2, and the hundreds of peta2 Street Teamers who are chipping in to donate their hair, the Olsens will have enough genuine, certified “people fur” on their birthday to make their own fur coats for the rest of the year! And they won’t have to harm a single animal in the process.


If you want to get involved, you can check out our Trollsen Twins site for more information. And while you’re at it, take some time to watch Full House of Horrors again. Just because.

PopCrunch has the story.

*That’s what you get for refusing to take a tea break with me this morning, Marta.

–JackPosted by Jack Shepherd

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  • Karen says:

    sherilyn 12 year olds are more mature than this. A 12 year old would think the beyond ridiculous redubbing of names is extremely stupid. Trust me. I know officialy have no respect for PETA. I do not think animal cruelty is at all acceptable but instead of attacking two celebrities who probably couldn’t care less of what you send them in the mail PETA could actually attack the fur producers. But no let’s chop off our hair and slap it in an envolope to its journey to nowhere!

  • Yasmin says:

    You guys really have to act more mature and stop with these disgusting really childish games. If you guys think the Olsens will respect you or something then Jessica Simpson in not the only one that should eat more veggies! We all respect you but not if you act like this…. From a girl whos only 12

  • S.Q. says:

    PETA can you please act mature and stop with these childish games. Yes the world knows you are serious about your causes but can you please act more rational and grown up? The Olsens will not respect you they will think you are vile and disgusting. Yes the way they treat animals on fur farms are vile and disgusting if you’re going to say that but don’t play the same game they do. Grow up and stop embarrassing yourselves. We’ll believe you but not if you act like this.

  • sydney =) says:

    this idea is right. The Olsen twins like getting fur coats so whats the difference ? its a way to show them right from wrong.

  • Kate says:

    As much as i dislike the Olsen twins I now dislike PETA more for there rubbishy games. I don’t remember the last time WHO magazine featured a story of the Olsen twin beating a furry animal to death for clothing. This type of act make PETA look uneducated and lame. Unfortunately i imagine its just a some group to junior bullies like you that’s only job there is photocoping and running the postroom. Your ruining your organisations image. Your should be embarrassed and out of your love and respect for animal should resign.

  • sherilyn says:

    The Olsen twins are grown ups and should know better than to wear fur???? They are indeed grown ups and should be able to wear whatever the hell they want! Why would sending them human hair do anything? This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard! I personally don’t wear fur but I do eat meat. I also love a good veggie burger and have meat free days. It’s my choice as I live in a FREE country. I understand you want to spread the word on animal cruelty but you people take it way too far. I mean you’ve made a website dedicated to this. I am SURE there are other ways to spread your messege than making the most hateful and horrid looking website. What are you people a bunch of 12 year old girls?? I believe more people would listen to your messege if you were NICE about it instead of being pretentious and bitchy Sherilyn.

  • katy says:

    that gross! Knowen that u killed some poor little animal cause u want to wear it!

  • KittyKat says:

    Why would you cut off your hair and send it to the ollsen twins when there are people who have no hair. Why waste it on something like that. Also bashing them is not going to get you anywhere in life. Remember having fur coats was a popluar thing in the past to have.

  • Craig says:

    Tif Rox let us cry for the millionairs who can’t afford the expensive alternatives to actual fur. Lets not pay mind to the suffering caused by fur. Lets all play nice in the school yard.

  • Tabitha says:

    NICE! BRAVO! WONDERFUL GIFT! God forbid you people do this for cancer patients who actually have no hair. LET’S SEND IT TO PEOPLE WHO DON’T NEED IT!

  • linda says:

    I hate PETA and love MaryKate und Ashley!!!ihr versteht meine srache sicher nicht aber ich find es echt scheie das ihr den geburtstag von MKA so versauen wollt MaryKate und Ashley 4ever!!!

  • Char says:

    Have you campaigners forgotten just how famous these two are? FAR TOO FAMOUS to open their own mail. It’ll be disposed of before it gets anywhere near them. Far from getting the point across they’ll never even see any of your hair! So do yourselves a favour and keep it on your bodies…you’ll need it when it gets colder. Either that or go ahead…and buy your own fur coat in Winter when you’re missing that extra little bit of insulation

  • Shae says:

    That’s gotta be the funniest thing that I’ve heard in ages! Well a few days really but still. I have to agree with you about it and it will be interesting to see if they actually do figure this out!

  • Daryl says:

    Tiffani isn’t ripping the skin from a poor animal much more of a hateful thing to do? It’s hardly going to harm the girls is it? It might just make them think you never know stranger things have happened!

  • bethanygray says:

    Darn it! I just got my hair cut last week and I had a good 4 inches of bright red people hair with streaks of gray. Wish I’d known!

  • Antoinette says:

    off to go collect hair from beauty salons. Great idea

  • Steve says:

    I agree with Tiffani. Trollsen twins? HairyKate and Trashley? Playground tactics are one reason why PeTA suffers from a lack of respect.

  • Roxanne says:

    Did anyone tell them that fur makes them look FAT. No wonder no guy sticks around them for too long!!

  • Holly says:

    I think that was a wonderful birthday gift to give them! Good Move! Go Vegan

  • tiffani says:

    That is not right. That is such a hateful thing to do. WOW…you guys are sinking low! How sickening!

  • Carla says:

    Now thats too funny!! Do you think they’ll be able to figure this one out?? Well we’ll have to wait and see!!

  • Kelly says:

    Yes Jack I do agree with Marta. Marta’s idea to send our hair to the Trollsen twins hammers home the fact that there’s no excuse to wear fur EVER. Weird? Don’t think so. Weird is watching yourself on YouTube all day and singing about how beautiful you are. I rest my case.

  • Marta says:

    Jack! At least I don’t walk around the office singing about how beautiful I am like you do. Meaning I have a reason for being weird. You don’t.