06/07/2012

PETA Heroes Bash the Trollsens (and I'm On PETA's side, Duh)

I read this piece on Fashionista and didn't know if I should laugh at the "Trashley Trollsen" picture (which is the only way I'll be referring to this person from now on) or jump up and yell "Yeah! GO PETA! We will conquer all!" (sorry, I've been watching too many Spartacus reruns lately). I just love the way PETA takes a current event and transforms it into something that's shocking, outrageous, and often hilarious at the same time. All while taking a strong stand against animal cruelty.










I love PETA (PETA, if you're reading this, can I come work for you? Please?). I think that one of the reasons why PETA has millions of members and followers, a number that's possibly superior to that of any other animal rights organization, is because of their strong, unapologetic ways. They KNOW they're right and they're not afraid to tell it like it is - even better if a hilarious comic (like this one) or some nudity can be thrown into the mix. When PETA speaks, you listen - even if you hate them.

In this case, the cruelty-free heroes at PETA are mad at Hairy-Kate and Trashley (yes, I think that's funny) for creating a $16,000 bag made out of various skins and furs. Of course, it's about as "pretty" or "glamorous" as a bucket full of vomit. This is what PETA has to say about this gag-inducing piece of contemporary fashion:


If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll, it’s probably a Trollsen Twin—or someone wearing one of their new $16,000 totes, which are made from the fur and skins of innocent animals. What the Olsens lack in creativity, they try to make up for in shock value. Sadly, it’s the foxes, calves, and alligators—who often have the fur ripped off them while they are still conscious and able to feel pain—who pay the dearest price.


AMEN, brothers and sisters at PETA! I can't help but laugh my pilates-toned butt off at those who called this campaign "bullying"(almost as funny as back in the day when someone called the Trollsen twins "actresses").

Bullying? Puh-lease. Poor little millionaires. I feel so sorry for them, I'm about to go cry in my bathroom, which is as big as one-hundredth of Trashley's shoe closet. So they got attacked for contributing to the cruel, useless, violent deaths of innocent creatures. Boo-freakin'-hoo. If this is bullying, then what do you call all the gossip mags publishing pictures of women with their thighs circled and CELLULITE! written in big red letters? I can think of at least fifty ways that's worse than this. But everyone gets their Agent Provocateur in a twist because it's PETA. How anyone can defend the fur industry is beyond my understanding.

I say, Trollsens, man up and take the blame for this atrocity you've committed, then learn from it and go cruelty free! No one cares about fur these days. It's dead. As dead as your disgusting little bag will be after this wickedly brilliant masterpiece of a campaign. PETA warriors, I salute you!


5 comments:

  1. Best post I've read in a while!

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  2. Thank you Renee! I find that my best work often comes out when I'm angry.

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  3. I love this post! They really are such idiots...(politely put)

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  4. Hi,

    I wish I could share the same view as yours about PETA. I am very much against cruelty against animals and a regular reader of animalist blogs and always seeking for true and honest organizations which fight against vivisection and similia.

    PETA really let me down lately as they have chosen for some of their campaigns an Italian starlet Elisabetta Canalis who, while campaigning for PETA against wearing fur and abandoning and neglecting pets in Summer, is at the same time testimonial for the advertising campaign of shampoos and hair products from a brand owned by P&G, which are notoriously and infamously renowned for being one of the worst - cruel - to - animal - multinationals.

    PETA really disappointed me, and this is not the first time, they are such a compromising organization and I wonder how can PETA stomach and put up with this false and self-contradictory behaviour which actually damages very much indeed PETA's reliability and credibility?

    I am very displeased with the poor attention PETA engage to choose their phoney testimonials and for they are not staying true to their professed values.

    Their testimonials should be, if not renowned for their activity pro animal welfare, at least not so blatantly false and hypocrite so to advertise products from a hideous ANIMAL TESTING multinational, whose products are currently under the - not - buying - them- boycott by authentic against animal vivisection organizations.

    Please do consider this when praising PETA so much, I say so as I am a very disillused former PETA' admirer.
    Marilisa

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  5. *PETA's[admirer], *disillusioned for disillused, excuse my other blunders and bad grammar but I wrote the comment in a hurry.
    M

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