PETA Janet Jackson seems to be the new mission over fur. It appears that Janet Jackson has upset PETA with Blackglama, a brand that sells luxury fur coats. Jackson is being scrutinized by PETA, but most people believe that Janet can handle it.
Jackson’s decision to sign with luxury fur brand Blackglama is drawing criticism from animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Many famous faces have promoted the mink fur company in the past 40 years. Their roster has included Sophia Loren, Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn.
Attitudes to fur may have softened. However, there are still powerful voices in the fashion and entertainment industry that campaign against its use, including Sir Paul McCartney, his daughter Stella, the designer, and the singer George Michael. Photos of Jackson posing in a mink coat are being targeted by PETA. Janet Jackson’s ads are expected to be seen in domestic and international fashion publications, billboards and online beginning in September of this year.
“It’s amazing what celebrities will do when their careers are on a downslide, but we didn’t think that Janet was this desperate. Surely, she knows enough about suffering and unjustified death to recognize that both occur in the production of a fur coat. We are asking her to think again and to donate these stolen skins to be used as bedding for animals orphaned by other human-caused disasters, such as loss of habitat,” PETA spokeswoman Amanda Schinke said in a statement.