Category Archive: Celebrities

  1. New Video Highlights PETA’s #MeToo Hypocrisy

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    While PETA likes to make itself out as a moral voice in our society, several of its surrogates have been embroiled in a range of #MeToo allegations without rebuke from the organization. Most recently, PETA’s 2011 “Person of the Year,” Russell Simmons, has been accused of raping several women over the past three decades. Ironically, PETA often uses Russell Simmons as a good vegan role model and claims that vegans are less violent. Other PETA surrogates facing #MeToo scrutiny include Andy Dick, who was recently kicked off of a movie because of sexual harassment allegations, and Casey Affleck, who recently settled a sexual harassment lawsuit.

    That’s why we put out this new video highlighting how several of PETA’s celebrity spokesmen have been embroiled in #MeToo allegations—while PETA still actively promotes them on its website.

    Not long ago, a PETA campaign garnered serious criticism from women’s rights groups for treating abuse as a punchline. PETA’s “Boyfriend Went Vegan and Knocked the Bottom out of Me” campaign featured a video of a woman in a neck brace and no pants walking listlessly through the city. While she looks abused, the “twist” is that her boyfriend has an increased libido from veganism that’s injured her and left her in a daze. The campaign’s website is still online even after it received criticism from the Huffington Post.

    And just last year, PETA ran a campaign comparing sexual assault victims to farming and compared women’s rights to chicken’s rights. And of course, there’s the long-standing objectification of women in the “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” campaign.

    PETA’s normalization of sexualizing women has long been a feature, not a bug, of its campaigns. But in this season of women and men coming forward to tell their stories of sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond, it is time for PETA to disavow any bad conduct by its celeb spokesmen. It’s the ethical thing to do.

  2. PETA’s Top 5 Most Hypocritical Celebrity Supporters

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    PETA gets a lot of promotion from celebrities. But are these singers, actors and public figures actually drinking PETA’s Kool-Aid? In many instances, it’s clear that even PETA mouthpieces don’t buy into PETA’s goal of “total animal liberation.” Here is a list of PETA’s top 5 most hypocritical supporters:

    kesha5) Ke$ha

    The singer Ke$ha has actively promoted PETA’s anti-fur agenda, but she is certainly not above wearing animal products. Kesha has worn leather to numerous public events and even was caught bringing illegal ivory into the country. Someone should remind her that PETA’s extreme stance includes fur, wool, silk, and leather.

     

    pink4) Pink

    The singer Pink starred in a PETA “Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ad, but apparently she would rather wear leather than go naked. Pink has also been photographed swimming with a dolphin at a marine park, yet PETA believes every marine park and zoo should be shuttered and that the dolphins are tantamount to slaves.

    Pink is apparently like millions of others who enjoy learning about animals and appreciate the conservation projects of zoos and aquariums. Why not let others have that experience too?

    deblasio3) Bill de Blasio

    In 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio was named PETA’s “Person of the Year,” but PETA must have been grading its contestants on a curve. When Mayor de Blasio was mocked by Jon Stewart and numerous media outlets for his “PizzaGate” debacle (he ate pizza with a fork, a taboo in New York City) it should be noted this infamous dish had sausage on it (as well as cheese, of course)—a big no-no in PETA’s world.

    That’s not all. Bill de Blasio recently visited a zoo, even though PETA works to shut down all animal exhibits. While we think that PETA’s position is radical and unwarranted, in the case of Bill de Blasio, maybe it’s for the best that he avoid these facilities. During a recent zoo trip he inadvertently killed a groundhog after dropping it.

    MarisaMiller2) Marissa Miller

    Model Marissa Miller took part in a recent PETA ad accusing SeaWorld of separating whale calves from the parents. This ad seemed strange, considering that Miller’s blog revealed that she greatly enjoyed attending the Kentucky Derby a few years back. Last we checked the stables at Churchill Downs do not house the families of all the competing horses.

    Miller also admits that she loves “cheeseburgers, macaroni and cheese” which won’t be on the menu at any PETA galas. And here’s the kicker–while Miller attacked a marine park, she received an award at an aquarium within the last year. Does Miller realize that PETA wants to shut down aquariums entirely–not just the one’s that house Orcas?

    bieber1) Justin Bieber

    When it comes to ranking PETA’s most hypocritical celebrities, we “belieb” Justin Bieber takes the cake. Bieber has been photographed at a zoo, and he is certainly no vegan. Bieber was recently sighted having a steak dinner and eating seafood.

    But here’s where Bieber really stands out as a hypocrite—Justin Bieber declared “Air France sucks” at an event protesting the airline’s shipment of monkeys.  Meanwhile, the pop star once ditched a pet monkey in Germany. Bieber’s pet monkey was seized when the singer flew into the Munich airport without the required documentation. The singer was given a chance to gather the paperwork necessary to reclaim his pet, but failed to do so. Justin Bieber took a shot at Air France, but flew around in an airplane with a monkey of his own. What a classic case of PETA celebrity hypocrisy.

  3. Bikini Model Latest PETA Hypocrite

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    MarisaMillerIf you were one of the 16 million Americans who watched the Kentucky Derby last weekend, you are far from the only person who enjoys this iconic race—so does PETA’s latest celebrity spokes-bimbo.

    In a new ad campaign, PETA tapped model Marisa Miller to attack SeaWorld. In the YouTube video, Miller complains that she can’t stand the marine park because the animals are “forced to do these unnatural tricks.” But while Marisa Miller is reciting PETA’s talking points, a look at her blog reveals that she greatly enjoyed attending the Kentucky Derby a few years back. Does Miller realize that PETA wants to shut down the Kentucky Derby entirely?

    Further, the Kentucky Derby is a race for 3-year-old colts. While Miller’s PETA ad accuses SeaWorld of separating whale calves from the parents, last time we checked the stables at Churchill Downs do not house the entire families of all of the competing horses.

    In an interview with “Celebrities Fitness,” Marisa Miller admits that she loves “cheeseburgers, macaroni and cheese, Mexican food, and egg-and-cheese croissants.” And much like PETA co-puppet Joel Kinnaman, Marisa Miller also donned a leather jacket for a recent commercial.

    So for those of us keeping score, Marisa Miller believes it is OK to use animals for food, for clothing, and to watch them for sport, and keep them in an aquarium—but it is wrongheaded for a family to take their kids to a marine park where they educate about marine life and conservation. We can only conclude that Marisa Miller is jockeying for the position of PETA’s most idiotic spokesman yet.

  4. Robocop Becomes Latest PETA Puppet

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    Robocop-poster-11713-hi-resJoining a long list of publicity seeking celebrities like reality “star” Khloe Kardashian, Bay Watch babe Pamela Anderson, and Australian pinup Kobe Kaige, actor Joel Kinnaman of “Robocop” fame has joined PETA’s campaign against fur, by sending a letter to the government of his native country Sweden.

    In the message, which was sent out via PETA, Kinnaman cited the radical animal-rights group as one of the reasons behind his opposition to fur farming, by acknowledging that a recent PETA video had bothered him.

    Well if a PETA video bothered Kinnaman, wait until he hears this—PETA kills animals. In fact, PETA has killed roughly 33,000 animals in the last 11 years. As we have previously reported, PETA’s “animal shelter” puts down over 90% of the animals in its care. Last year, PETA killed 1,536 cats and 788 dogs, and a veterinarian’s inspection report previously stated that 90% of the animals that PETA takes in are euthanized within the first 24 hours.

    PETA’s kill shelter also earned the organization bipartisan condemnation from Virginia lawmakers who voted for the passage of legislation to clarify that private animal shelters are facilities “operated for the purpose of finding permanent adoptive homes for animals.” This bill, which was signed into law by Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe, was a direct response to PETA’s operation.

    If Kinnaman is opposed to wearing fur, that’s certainly his choice, but he may want to do his research before jumping in bed with PETA: What’s more offensive, the farming of animals, or the intentional euthanization of animals on a large scale instead of trying to find them homes?

    Lastly, if Joel Kinnaman is surprised to find out that PETA kills animals, we have an even bigger shocker for him–that peculiar leather jacket that he wore on the set of The Killing last year also came from an animal. So did the steak salad that he ate while being interviewed for a Washington Post column.

    Before Joel Kinnaman advocates for others to stop using animals, perhaps he should too.

  5. “Broadway Joe” Ticks Off PETA

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    PKA syringe picJoe Namath, the New York Jets legend, conducted the coin toss to begin Super Bowl XLVIII while wearing a fur overcoat. Namath has a flamboyant reputation, and many observers found the coat well within the Hall of Fame quarterback’s larger-than-life persona.

    Of course, the humorless animal-liberationist scolds at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) didn’t, Tweeting complaints and demanding he “consider FAUX.” (Don’t tell them the footballs are made of leather.) If PETA wants people to respect animals, maybe they shouldn’t kill a staggering proportion of the dogs and cats that enter PETA’s animal shelter every year.

    Namath seemed more interested in living the life of a famous football legend and responded to the cracks from a group of fringe kooks. He told a television commentator: “It’s not the end of the world.” PETA is radical enough that football legends are free to blow them off: At least 99 percent of Americans don’t hold the group’s absurd view that “a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.”

    Weirdly, if Namath had been a certified PETA ally, he might have gotten away without a shot from the organization’s scolding division. Numerous PETA-backing celebrities have admitted to (or been caught) breaking the group’s radical animal liberation taboos, with few repercussions.

    As more people become aware of PETA’s shameful hypocrisy and radical agenda, more and more celebrities are standing openly against it. In the spirit of Broadway Joe himself, we can “guarantee” that PETA’s influence will continue to decline.

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    Check out our new site that calls out PETA for killing so many pets even as it campaigns to ban all uses of animals by people. Even caring for pets is against PETA’s principles: PETA President Ingrid Newkirk has said, “It would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether.”

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    We will continue to expose PETA for its hypocrisy and extremism. Head over to Petakillsanimals.com to see the full, graphic truth—if you can stomach it.

  6. “Applause” to Star’s Stand Against PETA

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    PKA syringe picPerhaps unsurprisingly for a pop star who once wore a dress made of preserved meats, Lady Gaga has had a tiff with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). But unlike some celebrities who capitulate to the world’s most notorious animal liberation group, Gaga has taken the organization to task for its awful record.

    Gaga is currently on a promotional tour for her latest album, and that took her onto Howard Stern’s satellite radio show the other day. At the end of the interview, Gaga offered Stern (a major supporter of his local animal shelter) support for the animal charity of his choice—on the condition it wasn’t PETA. You can listen to the interview at the link.

    But that wasn’t all: Gaga told Stern and his listeners about two of PETA’s biggest black eyes: Its anti-pet positions and their habit of killing roughly 90 percent of the dogs and cats in its shelter every year. And this isn’t baseless celebrity bloviating, since the facts back the star up.

    Our PetaKillsAnimals.com website compiles PETA’s annual filings with the Commonwealth of Virginia (going back to 1998) to provide a comprehensive count of PETA’s doggie bodies. Since records first became available through 2012, PETA has killed 29,398 pets, over 87 percent of the total that the group’s animal shelter has taken possession of.

    And Gaga is completely correct to argue that PETA doesn’t want people to own pets. PETA President Ingrid Newkirk once said, “In the end, I think it would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether.” Given that Stern is a huge pet lover, it’s probably best that he should follow Gaga’s advice and continue giving local, rather than radical.

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    Check out our new site that calls out PETA for killing so many pets even as it campaigns to ban all uses of animals by people. Even caring for pets is against PETA’s principles: PETA President Ingrid Newkirk has said, “It would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether.”

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    We will continue to expose PETA for its hypocrisy and extremism. Head over to Petakillsanimals.com to see the full, graphic truth—if you can stomach it.

  7. University of Wisconsin Blasts PETA

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    print_peta_ratsRecently, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has waged an all-out assault on the University of Wisconsin (UW) complete with a robocall by celebrity supporter Bill Maher. PETA is trying to intimidate UW into abandoning research on how hearing works — and how deafness might be cured — using feline models. PETA is doing this by attacking the university’s animal care record even as federal investigators found that PETA’s allegations were unsupported. PETA has a long track record of trying to have all animal research banned. Ingrid Newkirk has even declared that “Even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we’d be against it.”

    The university isn’t taking the attacks lying down, however. Standing up in the face of the all-too-frequently-real risks of animal liberation violence and intimidation against researchers, UW issued a statement calling the allegations “repeated, unsubstantiated and false” and a “campaign of misinformation.”

    This latest PETA stunt isn’t Maher’s first campaign of misinformation. The comedian has faced repeated criticism for public statements denying the usefulness of scientific medicine and the germ theory of disease. Maher has been a PETA stalwart since the 1990s, even saying his position on mad cow disease (remember that?) was “I’m for it.” And it seems like quite a cop out for Maher to record one message and then use an automated system to spam everyone’s phone number. If Maher was really serious, shouldn’t he make the effort to actually make the individual phone calls?

    PETA’s effort is also a campaign of hypocrisy: The notorious animal liberation group killed over 94 percent of the cats that entered its animal shelter in 2012. (PETA adopted out only seven cats to new homes during that year.) State records show that PETA has killed roughly 30,000 animals total since 1998, and the killing was so wanton a state investigator proposed reclassifying PETA’s shelter of horrors a “euthanasia clinic.” With UW’s strong statement, it’s nice to see someone sock the bully in the nose.

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    Check out our new site that calls out PETA for killing so many pets even as it campaigns to ban all uses of animals by people. Even caring for pets is against PETA’s principles: PETA President Ingrid Newkirk has said, “It would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether.”

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    We will continue to expose PETA for its hypocrisy and extremism. Head over to Petakillsanimals.com to see the full, graphic truth—if you can stomach it.

  8. PETA’s Death Toll Nears 30,000 Pets

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    PETA Kills AnimalsSince at least 1998, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has operated a pet “shelter” — more than the misnamed Humane Society of the United States can claimUnfortunately the dogs and cats that are taken into PETA’s shelter are usually killed. And those that were sheltered in 2012 are no exception: According to Virginia state regulatory filings, PETA — the group that preaches “total animal liberation” and that would ban bacon, butter, and Beyonce’s Big Game halftime show — killed 89.4 percent of the dogs and cats it took into its shelter.

    The 1,647 cats and dogs PETA employees killed last year bring the animal rights group’s total body count to 29,398 since 1998. PETA has committed this slaughter despite the fact that the group’s president, Ingrid Newkirk, has claimed that “We could become a no-kill shelter immediately.” The self-described “press sluts” are more interested in lettuce-clad “lobster liberation” and offending Holocaust survivors than finding adoptive homes for the pets in its care. PETA even bought a walk-in freezer to store the bodies. That’s probably not the “forever home” most people would hope for.

    What makes it scarier for pet owners is that this highest of hypocrisies isn’t completely out of character for PETA. Newkirk has said that in her ideal world, “companion animals [what the rest of us call “pets”] would be phased out.” A PETA staffer wrote in a Florida newspaper that the community should become “no-birth,” putting puppies and kittens on the path of the dodo bird. And — perhaps desperate not to be shamed by the performance of city dog catchers — PETA stood in the way of an ordinance to reduce pet killing in its hometown.

    If you are outraged by PETA’s shameful, lethal behavior, please go to PETAKillsAnimals.com and sign our petition asking the Commonwealth of Virginia to strip the group of its status as an animal shelter.

  9. PETA Kills Animals, So Of Course It Accepts Celebrity Hypocrisy

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    PETA Kills AnimalsPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) thinks animals are “people,” and therefore the group harasses people who eat and wear animal products and those who conduct lifesaving medical research on animals. But PETA has no qualms killing roughly 2,000 dogs and cats every year, even those that its staff classifies as “adorable” and “perfect,” as our Senior Research Analyst reminded readers of PETA’s hometown newspaper.

    You might say PETA has a deadly habit of hypocrisy. And since PETA’s hypocrisy excuses the group’s own animal killing, it should not shock anybody that PETA’s celebrity endorsers are excused from PETA’s proscriptions against eating or using animal products.

    The latest celebrity to strip for PETA while wearing animal products in his real life is rock musician Dave Navarro. While Navarro lent himself to PETA’s anti-fur and anti-cosmetics campaigns, a leather designer in Los Angeles is quite happy to promote that Navarro wears his stuff. Indeed, leather is the singer’s signature look, and apparently it’s the real McCoy.

    It is a longstanding tradition for PETA endorsers to join the self-described “total press sluts” in advertisements while refusing to follow the PETA lifestyle. Pamela Anderson, who appeared in countless PETA ads, even opened an omnivorous restaurant in 2006. Given the chance, PETA would ban meat, cheese, and even dairy creamer (for the rest of us, at least).

    However, some prominent entertainers see through PETA. Jennifer Lawrence of The Hunger Games fame said “Screw PETA” in a recent interview. By their deeds (if not their pin-ups), many PETA celebrities agree.

  10. Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance with PETA

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    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been playing love games with celebrity activists for quite some time. While some have been diehard extremists for the wacky cause, others have not accommodated PETA’s demands.

    Now the animal rights (not animal welfare) folks are calling music artist Lady Gaga a Judas for allegedly being as hypocritical as they are. After once hailing her as a hero after she told Ellen DeGeneres that she hated fur, PETA now thinks that she was just giving animal extremists her best poker face. The paparazzi have captured images of Gaga wearing several furs—that PETA assumes are real and not faux—and now PETA is upset. Dan Mathews, the group’s Senior Vice President, asks:

    What happened? Are your stylists telling you that it’s fake, or are you a turncoat?

    And it comes with a warning (or perhaps a threat), too: Mathews says Gaga may soon be a target just like Kim Kardashian, who was “flour-bombed” for wearing fur. Did PETA really think that Lady Gaga was firmly in their camp when one of her more famous fashion moves was a dress made out of real meat?

    Lady Gaga has yet to respond, so it remains to be seen if she will be able to just dance her way out of this one. Considering the self-described “press sluts” at PETA are just trying to become a fame monster, we’re confident she won’t let the noise affect her style. We hope that Gaga and her fans realize that PETA should really look inward if they want to criticize. After all, they kill more than 95% of the animals that pass through their “pet shelter.” You can check out the proof at PetaKillsAnimals.com.