Activists Hit 'Fur-Hag' Aretha's Star

Activists dub celebs 'fur hags'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 27, 2009 10:36 AM CST

(Newser) – January has not been kind to the queen of soul. First Aretha Franklin was mocked for her ginormous inauguration hat, and now her Walk of Fame star has been vandalized, Perez Hilton reports. Anti-fur activists scrawled “Fur Hag” across her star in Hollywood after doing the same thing to the Olsen twins' star Sunday.

In this Nov. 21, 2008, file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.
In this Nov. 21, 2008, file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Shea Walsh, file)
Will you look at the size of that bow? Aretha Franklin performs during the inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.
Will you look at the size of that bow? Aretha Franklin performs during the inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
PETA activists, wearing Olsen twin masks, protest outside the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen book signing for Influence at Barnes & Noble's Union Square book store  in New York last year.
PETA activists, wearing Olsen twin masks, protest outside the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen book signing for "Influence" at Barnes & Noble's Union Square book store in New York last year.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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