Media speculation surrounding her anti-fur campaign scotched...

Britney Spears has pulled the plug on a planned appearance on a poster for animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

The teen queen has severed links with the organisation, blaming media speculation about her role in an anti-fur campaign. Wednesday’s New York Post broke the story, claiming that Britney Spears would “bare her bodacious bod” as part of PETA’s ongoing ‘I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur’ series of ads. However, according to her publicist in the US, Britney Spears had never agreed to pose nude and was simply going to appear on a poster for New York nightclub Centro Fly to promote its policy of refusing entry to those wearing fur.

“Notwithstanding the meaningful work that PETA does, we cannot be involved with an organization that would distort the truth,” Britney Spears‘s publicist Lisa Kasteler said. She added that: “Because of the false exploitation, Ms Spears’ representatives have now declined any involvement with the organization.”

Britney Spears‘s representatives also denied that she had any plans to appear on PETA’s website modelling fake-fur substitutes.

For their part, PETA deny that they ever suggested that Britney Spears would appear nude. “We’ve never distorted anything,” campaign director Dan Mathews told Reuters. “We simply confirmed… that we planned on doing a poster with her. We never said anything about nudity.”