PETA Bristles at 'Cruel' Aretha

Queen of Soul joins Eva Longoria, Lindsay Lohan on group's worst-dressed list
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2008 8:11 AM CST
Musician Marilyn Manson's fondness for leather earned him a place on PETA's worst-dressed list. "Manson may just be the shock-rocker's stage name, but his wardrobe is a real-life tale of blood and guts,"...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Queen of Soul's fondness for fur means she isn't getting any R-E-S-P-E-C-T from PETA, Access Hollywood reports. Aretha Franklin has topped the animal rights organization's latest worst-dressed list after wearing a fur coat to the Grammys. "Music lovers may think of you as a 'queen,' but to animal lovers, you are a court jester," wrote PETA's vice president.

The catty countdown continued with leather-loving Marilyn Manson, Eva Longoria, "supermodel to super-tramp" Kate Moss, "cold-blooded' Kylie Minogue, and "skanky" fur wearer Lindsay Lohan. The animal rights group had a few suggestions as well as jibes: "Why not shed the old-fashioned look that adds pounds to your frame and detracts from your beautiful voice?" PETA wrote to Aretha.