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Fab Flash: PETA Names Worst-Dressed Celebrities of 2008

PETA announced today that Aretha Franklin is "queen" of their annual worst-dressed list.

The online poll, which scolds those who "drape themselves" in fur, leather, and exotic skins, also named Lindsay Lohan, Eva Longoria, Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, and Marilyn Manson as top offenders.

Here's what PETA had to say about Aretha and the runners-up — do you agree?

  • Aretha Franklin: How 'bout some R-E-S-P-E-C-T for animals? Aretha, when you waddled into the Grammys in yet another vulgar fur, you looked as if you were going to perform "I Am the Walrus" by the Beatles. You might be a queen, but you don't know jack about compassion.
  • Marilyn Manson: Always draped in leather from head to toe, Manson has enough skeletons in his closet to fill a pet cemetery. As if wearing dead animals isn't foul enough, Manson says that he wears his cow-skin pants 24/7— only peeling the smelly things off to have sex. That alone should be enough to tarnish leather's dated sex appeal. Manson might only be the shock rocker's stage name, but his wardrobe is a real-life tale of blood and guts.
  • To see what PETA had to say about Eva, Lindsay, Kate, and Kylie,

  • Eva Longoria: Eva Longoria is short on compassion. In her trashy furs, she looks like the streetwalker of Wisteria Lane. Eva is one "desperate housewife" in need of a quickie divorce — from her stylist.
  • Lindsay Lohan: I Know Who Killed Me isn't just the title of Lindsay Lohan's latest bomb, it's the cry of the animals snuffed out so that this "mean girl" can pose in their pelts. Lindsay, there's no road to recovery for the foxes who are anally electrocuted so that you can look skanky.
  • Kate Moss: Nothing completes the transition from supermodel to super tramp like a fur coat. If Kate could see clearly through those bleary eyes, maybe she’d clear her closet of those furs.
  • Kylie Minogue: What does Kylie Minogue have in common with her python purse? They are both cold blooded. Come on Kylie, it's not cool to clutch an accessory made by nailing snakes to a tree and skinning them alive.


Debek929 Debek929 9 years
Without running the risk of offending anyone..even the out of touch goes. Anyone who wears fur ought to be subjected to the same tortures that the OWNER of that fur endured for the sake of some elitist,vain,spoiled,stupid,uncompassionate,ignorant,way too rich south-bound end of a north bound jack-ass!It is my most fervent hope that some day all designers will do the right thing and stop using fur in their creations and that the industry goes broke!
plumeriders plumeriders 9 years
it's funny that so many of you say PETA is projecting harsh opinions on celebrities and you say this is wrong - well, isn't that what you're all doing on this forum - projecting your opinions about which celebrities you like & dislike, which celebrities' fashion you like & dislike? I've read many, many comments on this website about how much members HATE certain celebrities and their fashion. hypocritical, isn't it to say you have the right to do it, but PETA doesn't??! also, maybe 100 years ago, eating meat was humane, but farming has become a big money-making business, and factory farming is a harsh reality. if you can watch the video Earthlings, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, and still decide to "use" animals in your day to day life, well, I'm happier not knowing you...
GossipAngela GossipAngela 9 years
I dont wear fur because I think people would tacky and I wouldnt want the image of a dead animal on my mind when i am wearing the coat. With this being said, PETA needs to stop bullying celebrities. Look at their comment to the celebs, personal attacks and immature accusations. I agree with some of the comments above saying that PETA has an alternative motive other than saving the animals. Any one who wants to be a compassionate human being would never insult their own species in order to save another. PETA say that eating meat and wearing fur is specist; I think that bullying human being is specist!
Bettyesque Bettyesque 9 years
Down with PETA...
chellybean chellybean 9 years
chellybean chellybean 9 years
I condone any movement that involved killing as many snakes as possible!
HipMom HipMom 9 years
Ok, I don't think this was supposed to be a debate about whether we should be vegan, lacto-vegetarians, omnivores, or whatever - that's a personal decision and unless we all agree to disagree there's no end to it. I prsonally think that while I, too, don't agree with wearing fur, they are being overly harsh and displaying less class than those they criticize. I also think that if the proposed alternative to leather is plastic or other synthetic material (since cotton, linen and silk won't work well for winter boots), well that may be better for animals but it's overall bad for the environment, which involves everyone and everything, not one or two species. Also, I just have to say this: the level of hypocrisy in this country is truly staggering to me. Everybody plays the PC card all the time, with the gay rights, and the support for unmarried couples, and the gender and race equality; but really, there's no respect. People are always b****ing and criticizing other people's body shape, religion/spiritual beliefs, politics, and everything else. Why can't people be more respectful of everyone and just grow up and accept that we are all different and that everyone has a right to lead their life they way they please, have their own beliefs and gain or lose weight without asking permission to anyone or having to answer to anyone! A little gossip can be fun, but it stops being fun when people start being more serious in their criticism and accusations and start being so harsh. PETA is definitely not alone in that, they got the idea that it was ok from what magasines and people on the internet, tv and real life do every day. *steps off soap box*
rafaela-losardo rafaela-losardo 9 years
I'm glad that the REAL vegetarians don't agree with PETA's stupid comments... I have lots of vegetarians friends and they don't like Peta ways either, I have a lot of respect for their belief and the way that they also respect mine...
kphmitten kphmitten 9 years
Ugh, PETA is over the top. I'm a vegetarian and I love animals, rescuing and fostering out of my own pocket, but PETA really doesn't get it. There actions are far too extreme - yes, pointing out trashy fur wearing celebs is definitely not their worst deed, but when they go and purposely stain furs, well that's just dumb - the person wearing the fur will just get a new one and the stained fur will go in a landfill making that death even more cruel than it was to begin with. And to whoever said that we've been eating meat forever and its the right thing - wow, you are horribly misled. We actually originated from herbivores, just look at our teeth structure. Our teeth are made for grinding, not ripping. Compare our canines to a dog or cat - we weren't designed to go out, capture an animal and rip flesh. Technology has allowed us to hunt animals. While I don't mean to make anyone a vegetarian (its a personal choice, even when I have kids I'm going to raise them to eat both and they can make the choice), but I just hate when people get their facts wrong and say we're designed to eat meat because originally we were not.
cnyc1a cnyc1a 9 years
I don't have a problem with Fur but what I do have a problem with is how Tacky PETA is. People have the right to make choices good and bad but it's not their responsibility to attack people's personal lives or exploit. Instead garnering more attention to the celebrities why not send a letter and encourage those to educate themselves. In all honesty the point gets tuned out and all one focuses on the celebrity and not the cause
foxie foxie 9 years
AK, if you are the type of person who pays to have animals needlessly tortured and abused, you are an EFFED UP PERSON, and *no,* you do NOT deserve to be treated nicely.
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
Riiiggghhht, PETA, because making fun of Aretha Franklin's *weigh* is SO compassionate. Or are they saying that the only people who deserve compassion are people like them??
redgreta redgreta 9 years
PETA - get a life you freaking losers. How about HUMANS as a crusade and not some stupid animal? You are wasting your time. We will always eat and wear animals. Direct you hard work for a good cause like working for HUMAN rights and the sick political culture we are living in. Our country is falling apart and YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT ARETHA IS WEARING?
foxie foxie 9 years
Nah, meat's not unhealthy... that's why the first thing recommended to cancer patients or other people with serious illnesses much of the time is to pursue a veggie diet. It's also so healthy that it's been linked to miscarriage and clogged arteries. There's a way to eat meat in a safe way (small amounts), but most people don't do that. Most people scarf it down. Eat meat if you want to (what a cute hamburger quip you have there. Mature), but there's just no denying that a veggie diet is ideal for health, nature, and animals alike.
bcastaneda bcastaneda 9 years
FYI meat eating (particularly eating *cooked* meat) has, through evolution, become a very necessary part of our survival and health- our bones and teeth have evolved and adapted to eating cooked meat and food. Not to say that you can't be healthy without eating meat (you most certainly can) but it also goes to say that it's kind of ridiculous to claim that meat is unhealthy or that everyone should stop eating it. And you know, I'm not even the biggest meat eater, I just don't appreciate when people are very adamant about how I live my life when it doesn't really effect them personally. Also I buy organic meat a lot (DELICIOUS) since I go to Fairway, so I guess it helps my conscience, but to be completely honest I really don't think about it. Oh well. I think I'm going to go get a hamburger.
foxie foxie 9 years
@ Mister- Uh, PETA is an ANIMAL rights organization. Sweatshops are not their AOR. And who said you can ONLY care about humans? Do you also think we should give up other causes, like the environment? @ Lola, what a lovely attitude to have about a cause you support. Thank goodness you weren't around during the civil rights struggle; you wouldn't have been much help, I'm afraid.
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 9 years
I hate fur, but when will PETA realise that they will never stop everyone from wearing fur. It just won't happen.
joey-beans joey-beans 9 years
NEWS FLASH: animals that are used for livestock are treated just as cruelly, AND if you ever saw what happens in a slaughter house they dont skin the cows and neatly place their skins in boxes and ship them off to chanel. Leather is not a by product and neither is fur. I hate when people make a distiction between the two. Face it, fur is just a more graphic, visual indication that this was an animal as opposed to a green leather jacket for example. PETA's tactics really disgust me. And yes, why don't we approach human sweatshops with the same vigor ??
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
I'm a vegetarian (for health reasons), and PETA repulses me. Why is there such an outcry about fur (which I agree is a horrible industry. Again, I have a problem with the industry, not the actual wearing of fur, but I would never say anything to somone wearing fur). What I DO have a problem with is clothing made in sweatshops (dealing with this issue is a lot harder than just not wearing leather). I wonder if PETA people even take this into consideration. What ever happened to caring about human rights?
velvet-summer velvet-summer 9 years
awareness is a beautiful and powerful thing, if done in the right manner. educated people intellectually, making someone like me think twice about the things I eat and wear, is much more effective, then the impression I'm left with...PETA a hostile juvenile approach to a beautiful cause...If people have morals and animals don't, then why does PETA treat people like animals?
foxie foxie 9 years
This is hilarious. If you're going to commit the ultimate fashion crime - supporting the skinning (ALIVE), electrocuting, beating, mistreating, and torture of cats, dogs, raccoons, minks, rabbits, and foxes - you really have no right to complain that people have something to say about it. ONLY BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS AND UGLY PEOPLE WEAR FUR.
marimiau marimiau 9 years
with God involved or not, for the science, we are what we are today because of the meat. Let me explain: millions of years ago, our ancestors developed their brain capacity by eating the proteins in the meat! Without meat, I don't say we would be like monkeys now, but our development would be slowly.
javsmav javsmav 9 years
iRose: so obviously god created us to not eat meat and eating meat is a symbol of our sin. Every time you eat that hamburger you are taking a bite of the forbidden fruit. Why wouldn't you want to go back to the way god wanted you to live? There are also a lot of things in the old testament that Christians don't do anymore, because Jesus' death brought new life. **that's just my argument for Christians who think it's their god-given right to eat meat (I was probably the lone vegetarian at my small Christian college). If you want to eat meat, fine, but don't say it's because god wants you too.
tmmkitten tmmkitten 9 years
PETA isn't my cup of tea. i don't wear fur, try not to wear or use products with leather or other animal testing involved. and i give my money to people who i know will use it to really help animals, like my local humane society or aspca. scare tactics and humiliation turn me off. even if everything they were doing was 100% cruelty free, i don't agree with forcing people to change. people will see the light when they want to, and forcing bloody pictures in children and adult's faces only detracts from a good cause. i don't believe i can take away people's personal decisions. i can only educate and hope people do what they believe is right. i think PETA tries to take away people's right to choose by how they portray animal rights activists and how they treat humans.
the-kid the-kid 9 years
Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food." Also a true story.
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