PETA Vs. Anna Wintour: It Ain’T A Pretty Picture
PETA Unveils Hideous Photo of US Vogue Editor at London Fashion Week Event
For Immediate Release:
16 February 2006
Yvonne Taylor 020 7357 9229, ext 405
Karen Chisholm 020 7357 9229, ext 229
London – PETA has not had any luck in its efforts to convince Anna Wintour to keep fur out of US Vogue magazine by showing her hideous images of animals struggling in traps. So the animal rights group is hoping to get her attention with a hideous image of … herself. The ad – which features an unflattering picture of the Vogue editor along with the slogan “Fur Is Worn by Beautiful Animals and Ugly People” – will be displayed on posters outside a London Fashion Week party hosted by Wintour:
Date: Friday, 17 February
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Luciano’s Restaurant, 72 St James’ Street
“We scoured photo archives for the shot which most accurately reflects Anna’s selfish, cruel nature, and although there were many candidates, this one summed it up best”, says PETA Europe Campaign Coordinator Yvonne Taylor.
Dubbed “Nuclear Wintour” by the media for her frosty reputation, Wintour is fur-bearing animals’ worst enemy because her magazine continues to feature dozens of pages of pro-fur editorials and advertising each year. US Vogue has also repeatedly rejected paid PETA US ads, even turning them down sight unseen.
Wintour is such a notorious fur pimp that she was presented with an award by the Fur Council of Canada. According to the fur-trade journal Sandy Parker Reports, Wintour was recognized for “her support of the fur industry ‘at a time when many of her colleagues were bowing to the winds of political expediency’ and not showing furs in their publications”.
PETA reminds consumers that for each fur coat or cuff, animals are trapped, drowned or beaten to death in the wild or gassed, strangled or electrocuted on fur farms. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.