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Tia Mowry recently flaunted her goodies during a photo shoot for PETA‘s new ad campaign that reads, “Let Veganism Grow on You.”
Wearing only an apron made of fresh lettuce leaves, the “Tia and Tamera” star is now part of a long list of celebrities who have posed practically nude for the racy organization.
And to kick off the new campaign, Tia and her family dropped by PETA’s Bob Barker Building on Monday to unveil the ad in person. The new ad was shot by top celebrity photographer Robert Sebree, with the costume made by Mia Gyzander.
“I wanted to become a voice for my community. … I wanted to educate my culture about the benefits of becoming vegan,” Mowry explained in an exclusive PETA interview. “The more you learn about the benefits of being vegan, the more you become alive and the more you become aware of why it’s a really great decision. Not only am I helping myself, I’m helping the animals out there, I’m helping the environment—going vegan, I feel great.”
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While much of Hollywood would rather go nekkid than wear fur, these 15 celebs reserve their right to remain fully clothed in fur – and are completely unapologetic about it. We already know how PETA feels about this, so what are your thoughts on these proud fur wearers?
BadGal RiRi would probably go nekkid for many causes – but ethical animal treatment just isn’t one of them.
You Saw This Coming: PETA And Other Animal Rights Groups Come For Beyoncé And Her Custom Isabel Marant Kicks
I’m sure you are well aware of the fact that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) makes it their everyday business to keep an eye out on what celebrities are wearing so that they can send out a press release and verbally wag their finger at that person. And often, when they come for them, they can be very ugly. Case in point, their attack on Janet Jackson for deciding to be the face of fur brand Blackglama (“When Janet Jackson had her infamous wardrobe malfunction during Super Bowl XXXVIII, at least what popped into view of 170 million onlookers belonged to her, unlike the animal skins she drapes herself in, which are as dead as her fashion taste and her career.”) And now they have another target, and it’s Beyoncé and those custom Isabel Marant sneaker wedges that she ordered, which are made from everything from python and stingray, to crocodile and anaconda. She might love them, but PETA of course is not a fan.
“These custom-made kicks come with a high price—and it’s paid by the various animals who were beaten and skinned alive or cruelly farmed and killed. Although most people aren’t as familiar with the types of animals (snakes, stingrays, crocodiles, and ostriches) killed for this single pair of sneakers as they are with the cats and dogs we share our homes with, these animals are highly sensitive living beings who try hard to avoid capture and suffer enormously when trapped, netted, speared, and skinned alive.”
“We hope that Beyoncé will choose to wear more clothes from her own clothing line—which features faux fur—and that one day, she’ll go completely cruelty-free. She can always choose the cruelty-free and ‘green’ fashion favored by compassionate, chic celebrities such as Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway and designers such as award-winning fashion queen Stella McCartney.”
Hmmm, all this anger over these shoes for some reason makes me want to listen to Kanye’s “Cold”: “Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor.” But anywho, back to the topic at hand. What do you think of the shoes and the backlash they’re receiving?
Evelyn Lozada is the latest celebrity to strip down and pose for PETA’s “I’d Rather Go N*ked…” campaign. Is it just me or is PETA on a serious mission to reach out to the minority demographic? I mean, in just the past couple of years there’s been Nia Long, Taraji P. Henson, Angela Simmons, Wendy Williams and now Ms. Lozada. Hmm… I’m onto you PETA.
Here’s what Evelyn, a former fur wearer, had to say about her decision to stop wearing animals.
Animals are pretty much tortured [for their fur.] I couldn’t see the whole video because it was very very sad. I own five dogs, I am an animal lover and it just changed my views on wearing fur. I have fur coats, I have shoes that have fur, I have scarves that have fur. I was very much into fur so for me to not wear it, I just feel like I am a voice for the animals and if I change one persons mind on wearing fur, then I feel like I have done something.
I personally think PETA as an organization is a bit nutsy bo-bo, but I will say that this campaign is giving Evelyn a chance to do something good and I can appreciate that.
What do you think about Evelyn posing for PETA?
Just when we thought we had seen it all, Wendy Williams has gone and rocked her birthday suit for a good cause — to save the animals. This is probably the perfect time to ask the question, “Uh, How YOU Doing!?”
The shock jock turned popular morning talk show host definitely shocked fans (and thrilled PETA supporters and stans) this afternoon when she debuted her very naked “Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ads for PETA’s winter campaign in Times Square. There are two versions of the ad, courtesy of PETA, including one where the host is laid out on the ground with one of her signature wigs covering her chest, and another image where she is standing up, wig still covering her lady bits, but this time showcasing some starry tattoos around her midsection.
According to Williams, “We should all try to be comfortable in our own skin and let the animals keep theirs.” If you can remember the days when Williams used to rock fur hats and luscious coats that were anything but faux, you’re not crazy, that did happen. However, Williams, like former naked PETA spokeswoman Taraji P. Henson, decided to leave the minks and furs behind when she found out what the poor critters had to go through so she could look fab on red carpets. I’m not going to front, it’s hard to watch an animal get skinned alive just so a rapper can look baller in a video, especially since most furs are extremely obnoxious. Surprisingly though, PETA wants your fur. Williams will push her viewers to donate their fur coats and items so that they can be given to the homeless this winter. Though I think a simple down coat with a nice pair of hat and gloves might be better for them, I’m down for all the giving that’s about to go down.
So what do you think? Are you loving the ads? While I’m all for people loving and protecting animals (though I’m not really a fan of PETA because they can be abrasive jerks at times), do we really need to see these celebs butt booty naked to know that they’re down for the cause? But I guess you can’t really show support unless you’re showing some skin for this organization. Kudos to you for doing something nice Wendy, but, uh ruh, I probably could have got the message without seeing your airbrushed naked body. Nice wig though!
Wendy Williams has become one of PETA’s newest minions and you know what that means, she’s about to get bucky naked for a good cause.
Like our favorite ladies Nia Long and Taraji P. Henson, Wendy Williams will appear in PETA’s “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign, in which she strips down to the buff for the animal right’s organization. The image baring all of Wendy’s “assets” is said to appear on a Billboard that will launch the week after Thanksgiving.
The NY Post has the first-person scoop, with a friend of the talk show host telling them:
“Wendy used to wear furs, and all types of leathers and more, but she’s had a change of heart.”
Part of Wendy’s speech during a PETA fundraiser at The Standard last night, confirmed just that.
“PETA’s legendary . . . campaign has turned a lot of heads and changed a lot of minds — including mine,” she said. “I, like many people, was unaware of how animals lived and died for their fur, and I wore it without thinking much about it, until PETA came along . . . I’m thrilled to star in PETA’s next naked campaign.”
You can guarantee this will be one of Wendy’s upcoming Hot Topics. Hopefully she won’t start trashing every star who wears fur on her show though.
What do you think about Wendy participating in PETA’s campaign?
We already know PETA is cray, but Rihanna is cray cray so the animal rights org might want to think twice about coming for her head — or her feet in this case. After seeing Ri Ri out getting her trapstar on with a sweatshirt, leather skirt, and a pair of knee-high snakeskin boots on, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals just about blew a gasket, which would explain their nonsensical response to her outfit.
“Rihanna may not have a clue that snakes killed for boots are often nailed to a tree and skinned alive. Of course, they can’t go on Oprah to cry about it.” the org said, throwing shade on the singer’s recent “Next Chapter” appearance.
“Wearing reptile skin is creepy and callous, and it makes her look even more out of touch. She and Lady Gaga seem so desperate to be freaks instead of recognized for their talents that you have to wonder if they realize that they are being laughed at.”
I never knew wearing snakeskin was akin to being a freak. Somebody better tell all those men in church rocking Stacy Adams loafers. I promise I believe PETA is run by a group of adolescent kids because there’s no way any organization headed by adults could believe name-calling and fur- and snake-shaming is the most efficient way to get people to believe in your cause. I have a feeling Rihanna is about to pull a Kanye when she hears about this. “Tell PETA my snake is dragging on the floor.”
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Yesterday we told you about Kanye West’s new track “Theraflu” and his professed love for Kim Kardashian, but while we were caught up in K+K’s love story, cold medicine company Theraflu and PETA had other things on the brain.
You know PETA doesn’t let any slight against animals go, so when Ye said in his new song, “Someone tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor,” you better believe somebody told them, and they snapped back quickly—as always. PETA told the Wall Street Journal in a statement:
“What’s draggin’ on the floor is Kanye’s reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings. He’s a great musician but doesn’t seem to have the fashion sense to design anything more than caveman costumes.”
That rep isn’t likely to get any better now that he’s hanging with fur-loving Kim, although that response is a lot more mild than what they said about Kanye and Amber Rose a few years back. They told the media the couple looked like “pathetic creatures from a shabby roadside zoo.” No wonder Ye said what he said.
PETA is likely the least of his concerns though, now that Theraflu has also said a few things about Kanye using their tradename for his song. In a statement, a rep told TMZ:
“We in no way endorse or approve of the references or use of the image and likeness of Theraflu in this manner.
“Theraflu is an over-the-counter product used to help relieve cold and flu symptoms that millions of consumers rely on.”
I doubt anyone has gotten the two confused, if anything this song might give their brand more notoriety, but in this day and age of lawsuit happiness I foresee legal action. I can already picture Kanye cutting off a judge in court saying, “Imma let you finish but…”
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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If you hadn’t heard, PETA was trying to bring a lawsuit against SeaWorld, claiming that their treatment of the whales was similar to being held and treated as slaves. Yup, you read that right. Slaves. But why are we not surprised? This is not the first time PETA has done something outrageous and dare I say, random, to make their point.
Their defense was that the 13th amendment also covers animal rights. The same 13th Amendment that allowed for the ending of slavery in our country and for African Americans to be seen as people and not property.
Wyatt Cenac (remember him from Medicine for Melancholy?) mocked the lawsuit on last Wednesday night’s episode of The Daily Show in an interview with PETA’s Senior Vice President of Communications, Lisa Lange. You can tell throughout the interview, Lange was taking it seriously, even after Cenac bought up these questions:
“I mean, it’s not like you’re just exploiting the history of the enslavement of black people in this country for publicity, right?”
There was a pause by Lange, and she never really answered the question.
But civil rights activist, Elaine Brown, did, and she wasn’t having any of that. “It’s a cruel and racist joke. If there is animal cruelty than it needs to be checked, but animal cruelty does not rise to slavery.”
PETA filed the lawsuit on behalf of the five orcas at SeaWorld in the fall through the U.S. district in San Diego. They felt that the whales “were forcibly taken from their families and natural habitats, are held captive at SeaWorld San Diego and SeaWorld Orlando, denied everything that is natural to them, subjected to artificial insemination or sperm collection to breed performers for Defendants’ shows, and forced to perform, all for Defendants’ profit. As such, Plaintiffs are held in slavery and involuntary servitude.”
The lawsuit was thrown out on Feb. 8 by U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey Miller. As shown in the video, the PETA spokesperson still believes this was a landmark case and hopes this could be bring more cases to court. Delusional or passionate? You can decide.
Animals are amazing creatures and should never be abused, but was this taking it too far? To compare trained killer whales in SeaWorld to slavery? Of course it was. To some, in fact, many animals are in better shape at zoos or parks, rather than out in the wild because they’re most likely to be killed by hunters and poachers. At least SeaWorld can give them a safe home and allow a great learning tool for children.
At the end of the day, can these organizations stop comparing everything to slavery? It diminishes and tries to make a mockery of what actually happened in history with foolish incidents like this. Not cool, not thought provoking. Just disrespectful.
*Opening photo by io9.com.
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It’s clear a healthy diet increases energy, makes you feel better about yourself, and builds stamina—which even carries over into the bedroom—but will it make a man have the ability to “bring it like a tantric Adult Videos star?” probably not.
That’s the crazy claim in PETA’s new off-color advertisement discussing a fictitious condition known as BWVAKTBOOM: Boyfriend Went Vegan and Knocked the Bottom out of Me. This is a syndrome that affects women whose partners have passed on animal products in favor of fruits and veggies and now give sex so good that, well, it knocks the bottom out of you. I know sex sells, but really PETA? This is just a little raunchy.
More than just being put off by the hypersexual nature of the ad, it also hasn’t take long for some to draw a correlation between neck braces, busted walls, and the smirk on the woman’s face as promotion of sexual violence against women. While I’m pretty sure PETA wasn’t trying to say that, maybe had they stopped at the idea of vegetables providing more energy for sex rather than causing it to break one’s neck, they’d have less problems right now.
Either way, they achieved their mission of getting people to talk about it, which is all the association ever cares about anyway.
Check out the PSA and tell us what you think. Is it clever or just crazy?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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