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V_Byl Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-06-10 12:51 PM
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PETA’s use of First Lady in advertisement angers White House
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No strangers to controversy, the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is up to its old tricks again. This time they've raised eyebrows by using an image of Michelle Obama in an anti-fur advertisement without her permission. The White House is not pleased, to say the least.


The current flap with PETA isn't the first time that Obama family members have been used without consent to promote political causes. Last August, a Washington nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healthy school lunches came under fire for incorporating Sasha and Malia Obama into a campaign to reform the Child Nutrition Act. The ads, which featured the image of a young African American girl, read, "President Obama's daughters get healthy school lunches. Why don't I?" Just like PETA, the group, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Action, refused to remove the ads after the White House voiced their objections.

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Thought it was strange that this pisses off the White House, but not all the unscrupulous ads with all the no-name online universities that use Obama's image, or the debt consolidation companies, etc... Guess they don't want to upset the blue dog base.
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  -PETA’s use of First Lady in advertisement angers White House V_Byl  Jan-06-10 12:51 PM   #0 
  - You left out the part stating...  FarLeftFist   Jan-06-10 01:03 PM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-06-10 01:07 PM   #2 
  - PETA can afford an expensive lawsuit  SPedigrees   Jan-06-10 01:14 PM   #3 
     - Looks like I am one of those...  nyc 4 Biden   Jan-06-10 01:42 PM   #5 
     - Yeah, you are. PETA doesn't care about how domesticated animals  tonysam   Jan-06-10 01:56 PM   #9 
     - I never said anything about domesticated animals.  nyc 4 Biden   Jan-06-10 03:35 PM   #17 
     - No, it's not true. It's a falsehood that you keep spreading.  Ignis   Jan-06-10 04:34 PM   #20 
     - Me too  LiberalLovinLug   Jan-06-10 01:56 PM   #10 
     - PETA doesn't think any domesticated animals should exist.  tonysam   Jan-06-10 01:58 PM   #11 
        - PETA's postion on pets  LiberalLovinLug   Jan-06-10 03:27 PM   #15 
        - Proof? (nt)  Ignis   Jan-06-10 04:35 PM   #21 
           - Who needs proof? *Everyone* KNOWS they are attention-whores & hypocrites.  Matariki   Jan-06-10 08:36 PM   #37 
              - Whee! You're a live one.  Ignis   Jan-06-10 09:01 PM   #40 
                 - It's all you deserve in this thread Ignis.  Matariki   Jan-07-10 08:23 PM   #51 
                    - Oh the shame! Oh the drama! Oh the dearth of facts!  Ignis   Jan-07-10 09:46 PM   #54 
     - PETArded  Marxist Hypocrite   Jan-16-10 02:17 PM   #58 
     - PETA is a wackadoodle group  tonysam   Jan-06-10 01:56 PM   #8 
     - I don't think there will be a lawsuit  marshall   Jan-06-10 02:02 PM   #13 
  - But if the NRA used them, they would shut up about it.  RedCloud   Jan-06-10 01:28 PM   #4 
  - whatever happened to black pride?  PeakFun   Jan-06-10 01:48 PM   #6 
  - PETA: the ultimate crybaby group  bluestateguy   Jan-06-10 01:54 PM   #7 
  - Well ,Michelle did have a mink coat that was missplaced at a Chicago  saracat   Jan-06-10 02:01 PM   #12 
  - She should fire her deputy press secretary, then.  Ignis   Jan-06-10 04:32 PM   #18 
  - Perhaps not now.  saracat   Jan-06-10 07:02 PM   #23 
  - Or perhaps not ever. Why don't you write and ask? (nt)  Ignis   Jan-06-10 07:16 PM   #28 
     - Because it isn't an big issue to me? As long as she doesn't buy fur now, It shouldn't matter if she  saracat   Jan-06-10 07:22 PM   #33 
        - I agree with this statement:  Ignis   Jan-06-10 08:56 PM   #38 
  - michelle obama wears fur?  seeinfweggos   Jan-06-10 07:16 PM   #29 
     - Not only did you reply to the wrong post...  Ignis   Jan-06-10 07:21 PM   #32 
        - i'm just saying that IF peta picked a fur-wearer for their ad they sure look stupid(er)  seeinfweggos   Jan-06-10 07:31 PM   #34 
           - Oh, they've done that several times with "famous" vegetarians.  Ignis   Jan-06-10 08:59 PM   #39 
  - was it really her coat? that article uses the word "reportedly"  UpInArms   Jan-06-10 05:29 PM   #22 
     - Well, you know, "some people say" ...  Ignis   Jan-06-10 07:16 PM   #27 
     - Please this was not the only report of Michelle and her mink. Many papers had this and didn't use  saracat   Jan-06-10 07:18 PM   #30 
        - okay - then cite those articles  UpInArms   Jan-06-10 09:29 PM   #45 
  - Whether you like or dislike PETA, it's WRONG to use Michele Obama's image without permission  groundloop   Jan-06-10 02:03 PM   #14 
  - Why? (nt)  Ignis   Jan-06-10 04:33 PM   #19 
     - Think about it. It's actually quite obvious.  Matariki   Jan-06-10 07:08 PM   #24 
        - Because? (nt)  Ignis   Jan-06-10 07:11 PM   #25 
           - Obvious. Using a person's image implies endorsement. Endorsement requires permission.  Matariki   Jan-06-10 08:19 PM   #36 
              - Mmm, tasty insults. I knew they were coming.  Ignis   Jan-06-10 09:10 PM   #42 
                 - I'll assume you were expecting insults because you knew you were needling people  Matariki   Jan-07-10 08:22 PM   #50 
                    - There's never any excuse for personal attacks.  Ignis   Jan-07-10 09:52 PM   #55 
  - She looks great. Goes well with the President's ad.  Xenotime   Jan-06-10 03:29 PM   #16 
  - peta are a buch of nuts  seeinfweggos   Jan-06-10 07:13 PM   #26 
     - Interesting.  Ignis   Jan-06-10 07:19 PM   #31 
        - the answers to your questions are: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and no  seeinfweggos   Jan-06-10 07:33 PM   #35 
           - I suppose consistent bigotry is better than the wishy-washy kind.  Ignis   Jan-06-10 09:02 PM   #41 
              - so thinking peta is a ridiculous organization makes one a bigot?  seeinfweggos   Jan-06-10 09:25 PM   #43 
              - The organization, or the people working therein?  Ignis   Jan-06-10 09:27 PM   #44 
                 - an organization is made up of the people working theirin  seeinfweggos   Jan-06-10 09:39 PM   #46 
                 - ignis let me clarify  seeinfweggos   Jan-06-10 09:48 PM   #47 
                    - Thank you for clarifying.  Ignis   Jan-07-10 01:14 PM   #48 
                    - This is the most well reasoned thing you posted in this thread.  Matariki   Jan-07-10 08:34 PM   #52 
                    - Then you haven't read the entire thread. (Edited)  Ignis   Jan-07-10 09:44 PM   #53 
                       - Methinks you doth protest much  Marxist Hypocrite   Jan-16-10 02:46 PM   #60 
                    - Double Standards  Marxist Hypocrite   Jan-16-10 02:41 PM   #59 
                       - You joined and kicked this thread with bullshit from the far right CCF?  flvegan   Jan-16-10 02:53 PM   #61 
                    - What a leap!  LiberalLovinLug   Jan-07-10 01:19 PM   #49 
              - Get real. That's not bigotry.  Zhade   Jan-07-10 10:04 PM   #56 
                 - OK, you win.  Ignis   Jan-07-10 10:17 PM   #57 

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