Janet Jackson’s Fur Deal Upsets PETA

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July 16, 2010 | 1:45pm EST

PETA bosses have hit out at Janet Jackson after the singer signed a deal to become the face of fur firm BlackGlama.

Jackson was unveiled as the brand’s new ‘What Becomes a Legend Most?’ spokesmodel on Thursday and she’ll model high-quality mink items in the ads – and PETA bosses have been quick to react.

Spokeswoman Amanda Schinke says, “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 recognise 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.”