It’s a nice week to be Octomom. The offers for help just keep on rolling in for our poor media whore in distress. First, a porn company steps forward, offering to defray Nadya Suleman’s mortgage costs if she appears in an adult film. Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has announced an offer of its own.
The animal-rights organization tells us exclusively that it has sent a letter to Suleman saying it will pay her an unspecified amount if she places an ad on her lawn. The ad, already mocked up by the PETA people and shown above, reads, “Don’t let your dog or cat become an 'Octomom': Always spay or neuter. PETA.”
The ad also features a photo of a cat with a huge litter of kittens.
“Taking us up on our offer is a win-win situation,” PETA’s Michelle Cho writes to Suleman. “It would help you and your children to keep your home and also reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats. Thank you for your consideration.”
Tiger Woods may have lost his championship status with many of his fans, but he still has some legal swing.
The billionaire golfer reportedly has quashed a planned ad campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA was planning to put up a billboard poking clear fun at Woods’ ongoing marital woes while encouraging pet owners to be responsible with their furry charges.
“Too much sex can be a bad thing for little tigers too,” says the proposed billboard, which also includes a large image of Woods. “Help keep your cats (and dogs) out of trouble: Always spay or neuter!”
Woods’ lawyers apparently were not amused. The animal-rights group told TMZ, “In light of conversations we have had with Mr. Woods' attorneys, plans to run our billboard are on hold at this time."
What do you think? Did the proposed billboard go too far, or would Woods have done better to play along and show the world a lighter side of himself?
The Ministry's Office of Absolutely Accurate Statistics presents a nonscientific poll, below.
-- Leslie Gornstein
Photo: Tiger Woods makes a statement from the Sunset Room on the second floor of the TPC Sawgrass, home of the PGA Tour on Feb. 19, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Credit: Joe Skipper / Pool / Getty Images.
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