PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) are notorious for their in-your-face advocacy of vegetarianism and anti-fur campaigns. Love them or hate them, PETA does not back down when they see celebrities wearing or doing things that conflict with their beliefs, and they have proved themselves to be the Enemy No. 1 when it comes to stars that love draping themselves with dead animals. Here are some of the celebs on PETA’s Most Wanted list.
Lindsay Lohan is a repeat offender when it comes to PETA, having her own page on PETA’s blog dedicated to her love of all products animal skin. In 2008, she was famously floured outside of a nightclub in Paris for wearing fur, while the flourer yelled, “Lindsay Lohan – fur hag!” What makes this even better is that PETA’s blog entry about the event starts off golden: “Lindsay Lohan’s tan turned noticeably paler tonight…”
Paris Hilton is also no stranger to the wrath of PETA. Not only is Hilton a fan of fur, but she was also notorious for collecting animals like they were accessories, only to toss them away once their novelty wore off. Hilton further angered PETA in 2009 when she bought a pot-bellied pig, which is known to need a great deal of care that Hilton historically proved that she can’t provide. We don’t know what’s up with the pig, but hopefully it’s gone all Lord Of the Flies on her.
Kim Kardashian is another celeb who got floured and called a “fur hag” due to her love of wearing fur. Though PETA allegedly wasn’t behind it (of course not, it was PETA Black Ops), they made no secret of loving watching the socialite/sex tape star get doused with flour. What makes Kim look even stupider is the fact that her sister, Khloe, posed for an anti-fur campaign for PETA, which Kim very publicly supported. Whoops.
Gaga has 2 lengthy pages on PETA’s blog dedicated to her hypocrisy of stating that she is anti-fur, even though she’s been seen in not only fur coats, but also a little meat dress she wore at the 2010 VMAs that you might recall. Gaga is pretty notorious for being, well, attention-deprived, and her love of wearing gross things is probably not going to go away any time soon.
No stranger to wearing fur, Beyonce has incurred PETA’s fury many a-times. But it’s not just the fur that PETA has an issue with – Beyoncé has worn the flesh of many types of animals on her body, including pythons, iguanas, crocodiles, calf hairs, anacondas, stringrays, ostriches (those last 4 are just what her shoe line is made out of), and just about every other exotic and/or endangered animal out there. Pretty gross, Bey.
If there’s one thing to love PETA for, it’s some of the nicknames they come up with for their celebs. Case in point – the Olsen twins, or, as PETA likes to call them, the Trollsens. Individually, they refer to the twins as Hairy Kate and Trashley, due to their unashamed love for fur. PETA tried for years to get Mary Kate and Ashley to give up the fur, and eventually starting an official campaign to shame the girls into ditching their fur clothes. The campaign was compelling, but the Trollse – er, Olsens keep on keeping on with their fur.