December 26, 2011 13:10
Janet Jackson named Grinch Of The Year by PETA
Animal rights group take issue with singer's fashion choices
The singer was given the dubious honour by the pressure group because they believe she has exploited the well-being of animals in her fashion choices more than any other celebrity in 2011.
According to JAM, Jackson – who teamed up with company Blackglamma to debut her line of fur clothing accessories in November – topped the list ahead of director Cameron Crowe and reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
PETA spokeswoman Wendy Wegner said: "While the holidays may be known as the season of giving and peace on earth, that's not always the case for our animal friends."
She went on to add:
When Janet Jackson had her infamous wardrobe malfunction during Super Bowl XXXVIII, at least what popped into view of 170 million onlookers belonged to her, unlike the animal skins she drapes herself in, which are as dead as her fashion taste and her career.
Other musicians to have angered PETA include Rihanna, who was criticised by the group for donning a top made of ostrich feathers in September this year, and Kelis, who they slated for wearing fur in public.
She responded with a public letter in which she claimed her clothing attire was not as serious as an issue as "women being maimed" the continued use of sweatshops or women's rights in America, all of which should take priority.
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