The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is taking aim at Janet Jackson for her decision to be the face of the latest campaign for Blackglama furs and leather items. She's just been dubbed the Grinch of the Year, 2011.
The collaboration was first announced a couple of months ago, but it would be futile to imagine PETA is now more at ease with the idea than it was initially.
On the contrary, on the occasion of the unveiling of the first ads in NYC's Times Square, the group is bestowing a very dubious decision on the singer, that of Grinch of the Year for 2011.
“When Janet Jackson had her infamous 'wardrobe malfunction' during the Super Bowl, at least the flesh that popped into view was her own,” PETA says in a scathing statement.
It doesn't stop here either. In the same statement, PETA blasts Janet for having a very questionable taste in fashion and, last but not least, a career that she will never be able to resuscitate again (their words, not ours).
“...Unlike the stolen animal skins that she drapes herself with, which are as dead as her taste in fashion (not to mention her career). Ms. Jackson, you’re just plain nasty,” the group adds.
PETA is known for the way in which it sometimes bullies celebrities into being part of campaigns they wouldn't otherwise consider.
It also has quite a reputation for using shock techniques from discouraging them from wearing fur or leather, as is the case with Janet's Blackglama campaign.
Just recently, the group also went after Kim Kardashian for her love of fur, unveiling a billboard with a photo of Kim wearing fur, a picture of baby foxes and the caption, “Kim: These Babies Miss Their Mother. Is She on Your Back?”
The reality star refused to comment on the campaign started by PETA against her – and she continues to wear fur and leather to this day.
Janet Jackson also seems to be taking the high road, refusing to address the group's statement in any way.