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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Small Talk:
PETA's Manipulation of Michelle

PETA is using an image of Michelle Obama in an ad that discourages wearing fur.  There's only one problem - they are using the image without permission.

Though it is a matter of public record that the First Lady does not wear fur, her public title prohibits her from making any statements on her choice to advance a public campaign.  PETA is well aware of this and has used the image anyway.  The obnoxious organization feels no remorse in their manipulation, stating:
Peta says it has no plans to remove the posters. "We haven't asked the White House to fund or promote the campaign, as they can't do such things, but the fact is that Michelle Obama has issued a statement indicating that she doesn't wear fur, and the world should know that in Peta's eyes, that makes her pretty fabulous," the organisation's president, Ingrid Newkirk, said. (From Read the full article here)

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