PETA Changes Pace With Ad Starring Near-Naked Male Rapper

PETA ads usually feature naked women, so heavily tattooed rapper Waka Flocka Flame is an unusual choice. His campaign slogan? "Ink, Not Mink." Mr. Flame says: "I love animals. As a kid, I had dogs, fish, iguanas, lizards. ...I don't want nobody to skin my puppy." And! "Understand where that fox fur came from before you spend $1,000. Someone got their head beat in and electrocuted. Understand what you buy, instead of just going off fashion and what it looks like-that's what I'd tell my community."

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The hip-hop star has had an interesting year: In January 2010 he was shot in the arm while fighting at a carwash in Georgia over his jewelry. His debut album, Flockavelli, was released in October and debuted at #6 on the Billboard albums chart; his video for "Bustin At Em" is described as being "like an NRA wet dream." In January 2011, he turned himself in following a raid and was booked on drug and weapons charges; in February, his tour bus was shot up while he was in North Carolina. But! Waka loves animals so much he has a $100,000 gold and diamond necklace made to look like Fozzie Bear.

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Raisin.Girl

Doees anybody remember an poster from the early 2000s with Sophie Ellis Bextor, the ridiculously beautiful British model/dancetrack singer who did 'Murder on the Dancefloor'?

I can't remember if it was PETA and I can't access Google right now, but it was a picture of her, fully dressed, one hand on hip, holding a skinned dead fox in her other hand. The caption said "Excuse me, you've forgotten the rest of your coat."

It certainly made more of an impression on me than on all the naked lady posters.