PETA Uses Image Of Michelle Obama Without Permission
Thanks to a new and controversial ad featuring the first lady, PETA is not making any new friends at The White House. The ad in question uses an image of Michelle Obama in an anti-fur advertisement without her permission– it’s an image of the first lady alongside the images of Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks, and Carrie Underwood underneath the slogan, “Fur-free and fabulous!”
The ads can be found all over the Washington D.C. Metro mass transit system, in addition to appearing in various magazines and websites.
While Winfrey, Banks and Underwood are all on record as publicly endorsing PETA’s anti-fur efforts, first lady Michelle Obama cannot endorse special interest groups such as PETA. .
PETA says that they will not take down the ads and maintains that Michelle Obama’s past anti-fur stance essentially gives them license to use her image in a campaign.
Source: yahoo news