Allamorph Posted January 6, 2010 Share Posted January 6, 2010 [FONT=Calibri][URL="http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/34712375/ns/today-white_house/?gt1=43001"][COLOR="Blue"]Article[/COLOR][/URL]. In a stunning display of "...why is this even an issue", the White House is currently denouncing longtime animal-rights . . . er, activist (term used loosely) organisation PETA for using the First Lady's image without permission in a recent anti-fur advertisement campaign. The ad features the madam Obama alongside Carrie Underwood, Tyra Banks, and Oprah, emblazoned on the sides of minivans and DC metros and featured in magazines and on the organisation's website. Well. You have to look for it, [I]now[/I]. Anyway, yes, the White House is up in arms because the image of the First Lady is being used "without permission", despite the statement of Michelle's press secretary, earlier this year, that the First Lady does [I]not[/I] wear fur. Which, you know, I would kind of hope the secretary was being serious and not just mouthing off for publicity an PR and what. PETA claims it did not seek actual endorsement because "it knows that she [Michelle Obama] can't make such an endorsement" (article). To be fair, PETA has done some bonehead things in the past, and will most likely continue to do so because the organisation is rife with—oops, I about said something politically incorrect, didn't I? :catgirl:—but, really, this shouldn't even be a problem, considering the ad is saying all of "these women don't wear fur", which is about the same as Reebok saying "Michael Jordan wears sneakers". So all I can think of here is a very insightful phrase from one of my favorite comedians. [INDENT][I]"Is [U]everybody[/U] dumb?"[INDENT][SIZE="1"]—Louis Costello[/SIZE][/INDENT][/I][/INDENT][/FONT] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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