Even though I never had the kind of looks that could stop traffic—unless the traffic was really slow to begin with—now that I’m *mumblety-mumble* years old, I must admit to having seen the effects of aging on my appearance. So I can only imagine what it must be like for people who are still youngish whose beauty has been the basis for their career.
It must be hard to reach that point in your life where whenever your name hits the media, it’s preceded by the words “former supermodel.” You might become upset enough to freak out on a plane or throw a phone at your maid. Why, it’s enough to make you want to pull your hair out.
Fortunately for former supermodel (see, I told you) Naomi Campbell, her hair seems to be falling out all on its own. We recognized an opportunity for some good old-fashioned consciousness-raising. Here’s PETA Europe’s note to Ms. Campbell:
Dear Ms Campbell,Please don’t get angry and throw something, but I hear that you are going bald. If this is true, then you understand what it’s like to lose your hair. Of course, for animals raised and killed for their fur, the problem isn’t just that their looks suffer (have you seen a skinned fox?! Check out FurisDead.com for a quick peek) but that the skin is ripped off their bodies – sometimes while they are still conscious.If you are balding, please seize this opportunity to make up for promoting cruelty to animals in the fur trade by promoting faux fur and natural fibres. You would look lovely in a synthetic hairpiece and/or a pretty cotton, elegant satin, practical linen or other hat made without harming a living soul. PETA would be pleased to provide you with examples of all of the above.Very truly yours,Ingrid E Newkirk
Posted by Jeff Mackey