Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Janet Jackson is the face of a new campaign for the fur label Blackglama.
Blackglama is famous for their “What Becomes a Legend Most” advertising campaign which – in the past few decades – has featured such style-stars as Sophia Loren, Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Ross, Lauren Bacall, Lena Horne, Liza Minelli, Judy Garland, Faye Dunaway, Joan Rivers, Lillian Gish and Audrey Hepburn.
More recent legends have included Cindy Crawford, Elizabeth Hurley, Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson, Giselle Bundchen and Linda Evangelista
PETA Senior Vice President Dan Matthews has published an open letter blasting Jackson who was once anti-fur: “You told me that you were always aggravated at photo shoots when stylists would try to throw fur on you and that you were even wary of wearing fake fur out of concern that it might actually be real or look real in photos and send the wrong message. You were very straightforward and sensible about it. What happened?”
Another PETA spokeswoman, Amanda Schinke, added, “It’s amazing what celebrities will do when their careers are on a downslide, but we didn’t think that Janet was this desperate.”
Being that I am a HUGE Janet Jackson fan, it seriously pains me to see Janet doing this. She is a super talented, super beautiful and I thought a super smart woman, who could put her name or endorsement on anything and it would be great. I am very disappointed that Janet would be a spokesperson for the fur industry. I seriously hope that she will reconsider her position after many people have already flooded her twitter and website with complaints of disapproval. Janet, you've made a BIG mistake.
To tell Janet how you feel about this send her a message on twitter http://twitter.com/JanetJackson or go to her website, http://www.janetjackson.com/