Olsen twins incur the wrath of PETA
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has been busy of late, worrying about fried chicken, lobsters and the like. But this week they're worried about Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen., at right. No, it's nothing about their tiny-ness. It's about their fur-wearing ways.
Here's how Us magazine reports it:
In a new ad campaign to be unveiled at the Olsens' Walk of Fame star on Hollywood Boulevard, PETA blasts the 21-year-old star siblings — whom they dub the "Trollsen Twins" — for wearing fur and including it in their collections Elizabeth and James and The Row.
"Thin-twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are about to get some publicity that will have them running away faster than if they'd spotted a calorie," the group said in a snarky statement today. The new ad features the twins above the headline "Fur Is Worn by Beautiful Animals and Ugly People."
Meanwhile, PETA has issued a statement on the affair, which reads in part:
"As the Olsen twins prepare to celebrate their 22nd birthday this Friday, they'll be getting some unusual 'gifts' in the mail -- locks of hair from countless young people who object to cruelty to animals."
The hairy birthday greetings are being sent at the request of Peta2 -- the world's largest youth animal rights organization -- which posted a "mission" on its highly trafficked web site, Peta2.com, urging young people to send the fur-wearing twins snippets of their own hair along with a note that reads, "Please, use my hair instead of the animals'. Happy Birthday."
Some days it doesn't pay to be fur-wearing and famous.
-- Alice Short
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