Tuesday, March 17, 2009
A hot, new catalog out for the always controversial Abercrombie & Fitch company has started yet another outcry for censorship.
The Spring/Summer 2009 Catalog features cats wearing fur coats, pants, and shirts made from the hides of domesticated ferret, chinchilla, wild squirrel, possum, and the ever popular hair of the dog.
PETA has launched a new campaign in an effort to draw attention to the ads saying that they are just plain wrong. "Fur is murder, even if worn on top of fur it is murder...I think." said PETA spokespersons Bob and Sourdough, "Abercrombie is always pushing the envelope, usually with nudity, before it was showing skin, now it is showing fur. Frankly, we are appalled."
Max was outraged by the plethora of fur choices offered
At Bellevue Square's Saturday catalog launching promotion, eight buff, male models sporting the new line of furs were doused with large cans of Campbell's Tomato Soup in protest. Young teencat Max, a 6-year-old Domestic Short Hair from Renton said, "People who already have fur should not be wearing additional fur."
One PETA fan was carried away screaming for animal rights while holding onto a live ferret and a beef and chicken kabob.
Spokesman Bob is focused on the wants of young teencats
Representatives from Abercrombie & Fitch said that they watch their target teencat audience very closely and pay attention to what is considered 'hot.' "This season it is very animalistic in theme...think fangs," said Bob, a 4-year-old, neutered, Domestic Long Hair male. "The kids are into 'Twilight' and 'New Moon' so we are big on the hairy werewolf, heavy metal, dark, almost emo vibe."
Regardless of whether the publicity is bad or good, spokespeople for Abercrombie & Fitch stated that any publicity is good publicity and plan to heavily promote the catalog.
The catalog will be distributed solely in Europe due to previous outcries from conservative censorship groups in the US.
Interesting sidebar; Jimmy Mack's Chicken Shack was also closed down due to animal rights activists protesting the right to life for all chickens in America.
Copyright Sharyn Thoma-Guay
Posted by The Kitty City Gazette at 7:55 AM