It is no surprise that every year, both deserving and not-so-deserving souls pop up on the Queen of England’s honors list. In some quarters, certain OBEs are known as “other b****’s efforts,” while others are simply regarded as sales awards, as is the case for much disliked Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Given Wintour’s reputation as a pelt pusher with a habit of accepting free furs, her new OBE has quickly been dubbed “other beings’ efforts.”
Wintour will receive further recognition from PETA for her tireless work promoting an industry in which foxes, minks, and chinchillas are confined for months to crowded, filthy cages before being suffocated, gassed, or genitally electrocuted. We are sending Wintour a certificate entitling her to a brain scan to identify the arrested development of her mirror neuron, the part of the cerebral cortex that allows a person to experience empathy—or not.
Posted by Ingrid E. Newkirk