It’s not news that PETA is made up of a bunch of radical, deranged lunatics who act first and ask questions later, but this is hysterically inept, even for them. They used an unauthorised picture of Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, in their latest idiotic anti-fur ad. From People:
The latest ad, titled “Fur-Free and Fabulous!”, surfaced today picturing First Lady Michelle Obama– alongside Carrie Underwood, Oprah Winfrey and Tyra Banks– without the White House’s knowledge. When contacted, Semonti Stephens, a spokeswoman for the First Lady, tells PEOPLE of the ad campaign: “We did not consent.” As far as Mrs. Obama’s feelings about the PETA cause in general, Stephens says only, “Mrs. Obama does not wear fur.” PETA’s response? “The fact is that Michelle Obama has issued a statement indicating that she doesn’t wear fur, and the world should know that in PETA’s eyes, that makes her pretty fabulous,” the organization’s president Ingrid Newkirk told the press.
Oh sweet Jesus, PLEASE tell me this means the Secret Service gets to set PETA on fire.
On an unrelated note, what the HELL is going on with Tyra Banks in that photo? She looks five times more like an alien than she usually does. Her skin isn’t even a regular human colour. She’s mauve! Can the Secret Service set her on fire, too? Better safe than sorry, and whatnot.