Fur Flies Over Ad With Michelle Obama
The White House maintains that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) had no right to use the image of Michelle Obama in their latest anti-fur ad. Although, the White House was quick to ad that the First Lady does not wear fur.
According to media reports, PeTA president Ingrid Newkirk says her group wouldn’t have sought Obama’s consent for the ant-fur ad because they know that she can’t make such an endorsement.
No word, yet, from the camps of other women who appear in the ad: Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Underwood and Tyra Banks. Although none wear fur. Banks has proclaimed publicly she is anti fur, and has been many years. Oprah was PeTA’s person of the year in 2008 for her stance against factory farming and to fight puppy mills. Still, it seems unlikely Winfrey, Underwood and Banks have given their permission to use their images for the ad campaign. Their responses will be revealing of how they feel about cozying up to PeTA. Apparently, the White House wants to maintain their distance. PeTA probably doesn’t care what the celebs say, and I’m guilty for doing exactly what they want – giving them attention.
What do you think?