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Rhino Row: Elle Repents

Written by PETA | July 7, 2010

Elle Macpherson has had to eat her words, which is better than popping a pill that tastes like “fungus,” according to her earlier statement. After kind people from Australia to India—including myself—called the model out on her confession in the U.K.’s The Sunday Times that she tosses back powdered rhino horn in a vain (yes, I know) attempt to combat the march of time, Macpherson has had to issue a new statement to the effect that she was only joking about swallowing critically endangered animals’ body parts.

I’d say she owes wildlife one. Meaning, Elle, we’d better not catch you in exotic skins, please.

Written by Ingrid E. Newkirk

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  • Lynne says:

    I don’t believe her for a second! I think she has only said she’s joking what a peculiar thing to joke about? because she was told it is illegal. Some of these models and celebritites can be such airheads!

  • Andrea says:

    You can not really blame her…obviously she has the looks but not the brains. And those kind of people think looks are more important then anything else. I feel really ashamed for people like that they do not make the world any better.

  • beck says:

    even if this was a jokea strange joke the fact that she is a celebrity that is looked up to by many means that when she says something like ‘she takes rhino horn pills’ others may be inclined to source this product illegal or not in a bid to stay as young and beautiful as elle! I would be surprised if this was really a joke who comes up with rhino horn as an answer that Q? As a fellow Aussie girl im pretty disapointed in this joke or not!

  • Robyn Lynn Reichert says:

    She also wears fur blatantly enough said!

  • earthworm says:

    what a doris just like all the other bimbo models out there tbh. pity we cant go back to old days where they smeared white lead paint on faces and took arsenic and mercury pills that would do us all a favour including the rhinos!

  • Candy Weeden says:

    I’m ashamed that she’s Australian. Joke which I doubt or not what she said isn’t funny. Even she sister works hard to protect animals. I believe Elle should make a large contribution to Peta and do free campaign for them.

  • JESSICA O says:

    A joke is a joke is a joke. Making fun of serious things is part of life. Maybe people should apologize to Elle for being oversensitive babies.

  • Moisés Sil says:

    If it was a joke and I doubt it too she’s got a very sick sense of humor.

  • Jennifer M. says:

    Chalking her comment up as a joke is itself a joke. She should have just thanked PETA for educating her on the subject and pledged to stop. By saying she was joking she has lost any credibility which makes me wonder if she will continue to down those pills but just keep her mouth shut about it.

  • Laurie Marshall says:

    Her saying they taste like “fungus” tells me she has an intimate knowledge of them. Seriously if you were joking would you come up with that?

  • Rhonda says:

    Well obviously she’s sorry because she got caught. I thought she was better than that. Guess Not!

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Elle Macpherson was only teasing about taking rhino horn? Okay…and I have some oceanfront property in Arizona for sale. As the song says if you believe that I’ll throw the Golden Gate in free.