A Gross Mistake Regarding PETA’s Olympic Gear

Published by PETA.


Olympic Parody

Olympic official Carol Gross really wants our Vancouver Olympics 2010 T-shirts off CafePress.com. As in, she literally wants them and all merchandise bearing PETA’s anti-fur parody of the Olympic logo removed from the CafePress Web site. Gross e-mailed CafePress asking that it “take necessary steps to prevent Sellers to advertise [sic] Olympic merchandise via use of Olympic trademarks ….”

Say what?

Because this is obviously a parody of that, PETA’s legal team sent a letter to Carol Gross explaining why we will continue our efforts to protect seals from the bloody slaughter by selling merchandise bearing our protected spoof logo.

We might be open to striking a deal, though. If the Olympic Committee were to help us convince the Canadian government to stop allowing hundreds of thousands of baby seals to be slaughtered annually, maybe we’d agree to quit parodying the Olympic logo.

Written by Karin Bennett

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