PETA Features Michelle Obama in Anti-Fur Ad
PETA thinks the First Lady is pretty fabulous for not wearing fur.
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
From throwing paint on fur-wearing fashionistas to nude celebrity billboards, you have to hand it to PETA: they certainly don’t shy away from controversy. The organization’s most recent headline-grabbing scheme is an anti-fur campaign that features Michelle Obama’s official White House portrait Photoshopped into an advertisement alongside Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks, and Carrie Underwood, all of whom have publicly stated or indicated that they do not wear fur.
PETA’s president, Ingrid Newkirk, said that the organization didn’t seek Mrs. Obama’s consent for the anti-fur ad because it knew that she wouldn’t be able to make an endorsement. Nevertheless, the White House is supposedly furious that the animal advocacy group would have the audacity to use the First Lady’s image to support their cause. (NBC)