Janet Jackson Tops PETA’s Grinch List

In the 1980’s, Janet Jackson scored a hit song titled “Nasty” where she sang about her dislike for nasty boys. Now, it seems she’s the one being labeled nasty. American animal rights organization PETA crowned the 45-year-old singer with the dishonorable title of “Grinch of the Year for 2011“. The watchdog committee cited Janet’s recent collaboration with fur label Blackglama as the reason for awarding her this title. Check out a snippet from their press release:

“When Janet Jackson had her infamous ‘wardrobe malfunction’ during the Super Bowl, at least the flesh that popped into view was her own – unlike the stolen animal skins that she drapes herself with, which are as dead as her taste in fashion (not to mention her career).” It added, “Ms. Jackson, you’re just plain nasty.”

While Janet was the greatest offender in the eyes of PETA this past year, she wasn’t the only one on their sh*t list. See who else earned grinch labels for 2011 below.

While younger sister Khloe Kardashian was applauded by PETA for her recent “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” naked ad, Kimmy K drew the opposite reaction. Kim’s continual reluctance to stop wearing fur is why she isn’t getting a Christmas card anytime soon from PETA.

“It took Kim Kardashian just 72 days of marital bliss to shed her husband Kris Humphries. It’s too bad the socialite princess doesn’t have the same penchant for shedding her animal skin collection. Unlike her sister Khloe, who starred in her own PETA anti-fur campaign, Kim just can’t seem to divorce herself from fur and say ‘I do’ to a more compassionate wardrobe.”- PETA

Also making the list was director Cameron Crowe. You’re probably wondering what Crowe could’ve done to draw the ire of the group. It wasn’t for wearing fur coats, that’s for damn sure. Instead, his offense was using real life animals in his family pic “We Bought A Zoo” starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.

Filmmaker and former visionary Cameron Crowe went retro in the wrong way for his new flick, We Bought a Zoo, which relied on the performing-animal industry—in which the “actors” are routinely neglected and even abused—instead of using state-of-the-art computer imaging. Exploiting live animals to tell a story about saving animals? At least Elizabethtown won’t go down as his worst creative flop. – PETA

Do you agree with PETA that these three are the most animal-unfriendly celebrities of the year? Who would you add or do you think PETA is being too harsh? Sound off below.

  • Ya know, if they spent more time and effort on developing replacement materials for animal products and less time producing really bad articles and attacking people to change their ways; they’d probably change more minds or get less people to want the real thing

  • Oliver

    Totally agree! Janet Jackson sucks because she doesn’t give a damn about animals.

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  • James

    Let’s remember that just a few months ago Mario, from Super Mario, upset PETA by one the outfits he has been wearing since the early 90s. They claimed that Mario was out killing tanookis. I am not sure where PETA gets off, but I am sure publicity is something that they don’t mind having.