Take the Money, Aretha

PETA's gangsta swag knows no bounds. When last we visited their beef with Aretha Franklin, they'd sent her a plaintive and slightly insulting letter informing her she was a "court jester" rather than a queen for her love of the fur. Now that her home may be on the brink of foreclosure, PETA has inserted themselves back into Aretha's life by offering to pay the $19,000 she owes in back taxes-- on one likely condition: "...if you'll agree to save animals from hideous suffering and death by promising never to wear fur again and donating your old furs to PETA...Our offer is a win-win situation: You get to keep your home, and animals get to keep their lives."

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I totally understand the psychological/cosmic connection between divas and their dead animals, it's like malt liquor and Newports. However, this might be a good time to give up fabulosity and concede to PETA. The deadline to pay is March 31 which, loosely translated, means "Monday". Take the money. [SNO]

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