August 17th, 2012 by faye
Pop singer Lady Gaga is now firing back at her critics — specifically animal rights group PETA — claiming that they are “childish” and “abusive” and they need to respect her right to wear what she wants, including a fur coat.
According to reports, Lady Gaga has issued a lengthy statement about her choice to wear what is believed to be a real fur coat in public.The “Bad Romance” singer posted the statement on her social networking site called LittleMonsters.com as a response to the series of adverse reactions from her otherwise faithful fans.
“I want you to know that I care deeply about your feelings and views, and I will always support your philosophies about life,” Lady Gaga wrote. “I do not however support violent, abusive, and childish campaigns for ANY CAUSE. Particularly one I respect: Animal Rights.” There, she appeared to be addressing militant animal rights activists.
The famous singer went on, writing, “I am choosing not to comment on whether the furs I purchase are faux fur-pile or real because I would think it hypocritical not to acknowledge a python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, lamb, alligator, ‘kermit’ and not to mention meat, that I have already worn.”
Lady Gaga was referring to her infamous “meat dress,” and to a cape she wore one time that was made completely of stuffed Kermit the Frog dolls.
“I am not a strict vegan. I have truly always stayed away from skinned fur, especially I have never been able to afford a nice one, but this does not mean my morals are rigid and that I won’t bend at the sight of an absolute art piece of a coat…You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance,” 26-year-old Lady Gaga added.
“But I am truly sorry to fans who are upset by this, its a fair and applaudable feeling about the health and safety of animals. I respect your views, please respect mine.”
Lady Gaga then concluded, referring to PETA activists who flour-bombed celebrity socialite Kim Kardashian earlier this year, “And to campaigners, save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry. And Kim Kardashian is fabulous.”
April 12th, 2012 by faye
Animal rights group PETA was none too happy with “Hunger Games” actress Jennifer Lawrence after her response to Rolling Stone’s questions about the infamous squirrel-skinning scene in her movie, “Winter’s Bone.”
According to reports, Rolling Stone magazine had an interview with 21-year-old Jennifer Lawrence and asked her about the scene where she was skinning a squirrel. Lawrence replied, “I should say it wasn’t real, for PETA. But screw PETA.”
Now, PETA or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals responded to the remarks given by Jennifer Lawrence and reminded her that even just the idea of killing animals is no laughing matter.
“She’s young and the plight of animals somehow hasn’t yet touched her heart,” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement Tuesday.
“As Henry David Thoreau said,‘The squirrel you kill in jest, dies in earnest.’ When people kill animals, it is the animals who are ‘screwed,’ not PETA, and one day I hope she will try to make up for any pain she might cause any animal who did nothing but try to eke out a humble existence in nature,” Newkirk added.
However, it seems that Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t glad or anything like that when she had to learn how to skin a squirrel. The Kentucky native told E! News back in June 2010 that a friend of her brother’s demonstrated the skill for her. “He cut it open and then I went and cried in the house and let him finish,” Lawrence said.
“That was just a throw-away remark,” PETA president Newkirk added later in her released statement. “And we have our bet on Jennifer Lawrence ending up joining the ranks of other young celebrities like Natalie Portman, Lea Michele, and Kellan Lutz who are using their influence to help animals.”
March 30th, 2012 by faye
After the controversial flour-bombing of TV personality Kim Kardashian, the assailant was identified as Christina Cho, one of the most influential members of the animal rights group, PETA.
According to previous reports, PETA has denied any connection to the Kim Kardashian attacker, Christina Cho, right before Khloe Kardashian decided to cut all ties with the organization. It turns out that the flour bomber, Christina Cho, has been involved in anti-fur stunts in support of PETA before. Cho once grabbed a microphone from designer Donna Karan at a Women’s Conference in an attempt to rant about the use of fur in fashion, and won an award from PETA back in 2010.
It was believed that Christina Cho, the woman who struck 31-year-old Kim Kardashian with flour at her perfume launch had shouted “fur hag” in the process. However, PETA said shortly afterwards that they were not in any way involved with the incident.
But now, PETA is addressing Khloe Kardashian’s accusation that they must have had something to do with her sister Kim getting attacked, because Christina Cho is the sister of the woman who arranged Khloe’s own involvement with the animal rights group.
“I am not my sister’s keeper,” Michelle Cho said in an interview with E! News. She added, “but I love her [Christina Cho] and have seen her sacrifice a lot of herself as a terrific activist. We work in different ways to help stop animal suffering. It is Christina who got me into the movement to protect animals, and I’ll always be grateful to her for opening my eyes.”
A PETA spokesperson chimed in, saying, “If Christina Cho is the person who sprinkled flour on Kim Kardashian, we know Christina as a very kind, wonderful longtime volunteer. At a reception at our LA office last month she was with a group who watched this video and was visibly shaken. We will support her totally.”
As for Khloe Kardashian cutting ties with PETA, the group says they accept it and that there are no hard feelings:
“We appreciate that Khloe will remain on the animals’ side by not wearing fur — that’s what counts,” a rep for PETA said. “If one of our volunteers is responsible, it doesn’t alter the fact that no animal deserves to be electrocuted, shot or poisoned for a bit of fur clothing. Khloe is just defending her sister, and we know she has a good heart, so we wish her well. We just wish she also had more influence on her sister.”
March 29th, 2012 by faye
After learning that the flour bomber of Kim Kardashian was connected with animal rights group PETA, Khloe Kardashian immediately renounced her support and cut all ties with PETA, saying that she will not tolerate such “bullying.” Now, PETA has responded to the decision of Khloe to leave the organization.
In a statement released by the group, PETA said, “We appreciate that Khloe Kardashian will remain on the animals’ side by not wearing fur—that’s what counts. If one of our volunteers is responsible, it doesn’t alter the fact that no animal deserves to be electrocuted, shot or poisoned for a bit of fur clothing.”
“Khloe Kardashian is just defending her sister, and we know she has a good heart, so we wish her well. We just wish she also had more influence on her sister,” PETA concluded.
As previous reports have stated, Khloe Kardashian, who is a major supporter of PETA and has appeared on several billboards for the organization, said she was disgusted to know that the woman who attacked her sister, Kim Kardashian, is connected to PETA.
Khloe Kardashian released a statement about the incident, saying, “Not only has PETA lied to the public, but they have proved that they support this kind of behavior,” adding, “I’ve been a vocal supporter of PETA for a long time but I have also been very vocal about anti-bullying, so this was a huge disappointment for me. As you all know, I don’t condone violence and bullying and what happened last Thursday was just that. I am absolutely disgusted by their behavior. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions — I personally don’t wear fur but that doesn’t mean I am going to force my views on anyone else, ESPECIALLY by violating them.”
March 28th, 2012 by faye
Animal rights group PETA has fired back at TV personality Kim Kardashian after she said that she might consider taking legal actions against the woman who flour bombed her on Thursday at an event launching her new fragrance, True Reflection.
According to reports, Kim initially decided she didn’t want to press charges against the woman who attacked her with flour, and even just laughed it off. But when she had the time to take it all in, Kim Kardashian has reportedly considered the option of filing charges after all because she doesn’t “want someone to think they can really get away with that.”
PETA does not claim responsibility for the red carpet stunt against Kim Kardashian, but they support the anti-fur message behind it. In a statement released to media outlet TMZ, PETA said, “If she presses charges, at least people will be constantly reminded of her selfish, callous disregard for the cruel deaths that she causes by wearing fur.”
“How much better it would be if she decided to evolve and enhance her image by donating her vulgar furs and exotic-animal skins to the homeless. The activist acted from the heart, something Kim doesn’t seem to have.” PETA continued.
The animal rights group PETA added, “If anything, Kim Kardashian should get a life, the very thing that she denies animals.”
March 28th, 2012 by faye
Celebrity socialite Khloe Kardashian wants to cut all ties with animal rights group PETA after learning that the woman who flour-bombed her sister, Kim, was connected to the said organization.
As previous reports have stated, Kim Kardashian was at an event in Los Angeles last week to promote her new fragrance, True Reflection. While she was walking the red carpet of the hotel where she was staying, a rogue woman appeared out of nowhere and threw flour on her back and hair.
When Khloe Kardashian – who has appeared on several billboards for PETA – got wind of the events about her sister, she said she was disgusted to know that the woman who attacked Kim is connected to PETA. According to reports, the flour bomber, Christina Cho, is a major PETA activist with a history of anti-fur protesting.
Khloe Kardashian released a statement about the incident, saying, “I’m sure you all heard what happened to Kim last week (thank you SO much for the love and support you all showed her), and I just received word that the woman responsible has very close ties to PETA, despite PETA publicly stating otherwise.”
“Not only has PETA lied to the public, but they have proved that they support this kind of behavior,” Khloe Kardashian continued. “I’ve been a vocal supporter of PETA for a long time but I have also been very vocal about anti-bullying, so this was a huge disappointment for me.”
Khloe Kardashian went on, saying, “As you all know, I don’t condone violence and bullying and what happened last Thursday was just that. I am absolutely disgusted by their behavior. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions — I personally don’t wear fur but that doesn’t mean I am going to force my views on anyone else, ESPECIALLY by violating them.”
“I am a very proud sister right now, because Kim handled last week’s incident like a champ. She got cleaned up and was back out there in a matter of minutes. Go Kimmie!”
“We all need to practice what we preach. I will still continue to NOT wear fur, but I will no longer support PETA. Bullying and harassment is NEVER a solution, and I won’t be a part of any organization that thinks otherwise,” Khloe Kardashian concluded.
March 19th, 2012 by faye
Animal rights group PETA is clearly not amused with the HBO show “Luck” – not after the death of the third horse during the production of the said show.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) had urged investigations into the earlier deaths of the horses used in the HBO show. The group of PETA identified the two dead horses as five-year-old Outlaw Yodeler and eight-year-old Marc’s Shadow. “Both were retired racehorses who wouldn’t understand that when they went through the starting gate on a racetrack, it was just for a TV show and not a real race,” wrote PETA on its blog.
HBO also released their statement regarding the death of the horses as well as the cancellation of the show. “While we maintained the highest safety standards possible, accidents unfortunately happen and it is impossible to guarantee they won’t in the future. Accordingly, we have reached this difficult decision,” the network said.
HBO announced the sudden cancellation of “Luck,” the horseracing drama produced by David Milch and Michael Mann, starring Dustin Hoffman, after a third horse died during the production of the show’s second season.
“It is with heartbreak that executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann together with HBO have decided to cease all future production on the series “Luck,” reads an HBO press release.
PETA, apparently not satisfied with the statement released by HBO, sent a letter to Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley on Monday – a day before the third horse died – asking him to investigate the deadly situation on the set of the HBO show. However, no immediate action was taken. PETA went on further, saying,”We will want answers on HBO’s latest casualty. Filming must stop now.”