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PETA and Michelle Obama

Seems that PETA has a new ad running which features 4 of the best known women in America (well – at least 2)…

Hat Tip – Daily FLOTUS

Peta's New Ad features Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks, and Carrie Underwood

PETA Features Michelle Obama in Ad Without Her Consent

PETA, the animal rights group, is featuring Michelle Obama in an ad with Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Underwood and Tyra Banks without the first lady’s permission. PETA’s position is that it is honoring her — and the other stars — for not wearing fur.

“We did not consent to it,” Semonti M. Stephens, a spokesman for Mrs. Obama, told Politics Daily on Wednesday. // <![CDATA[//

The banners, posted at the Dupont Circle and Friendship Heights subway stations in Washington, are headlined “Fur-Free and Fabulous!” There are also two vans driving around Washington with a similar message, and serving hot soy cocoa.

Stephens has said Mrs. Obama does not wear fur.

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk told Politics Daily on Wednesday that using Mrs. Obama’s image is “fair game” because the organization is “reporting a fact . . . that she is fur-free” — as any news organization would.

“So we are reporting that she is fur-free, which is a fact and our opinion is that makes her pretty fabulous.”

The East Wing, she said, “could never give their permission for something like that. It is a compliment to her. We are honoring her, by making her a prime figure with women who have sworn off fur.”

The ad campaign will remain up as long as it is cold; that should be awhile.

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Posted by on January 6, 2010 in News

 

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