Jessica Simpson's meat shirt
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Mutts, a blog by John Woestendiek of The Baltimore Sun
Jessica Simpson's meat shirt
jessica-simpson-real-girls-eat-meat.jpg Jessica Simpson was photographed
as she arrived at the Los Angeles airport Friday wearing a "Real Girls
Eat Meat" T-shirt.
It didn't take long for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals) to pounce on her for her non-vegetarian ways.
The photo to the right is one doctored (the word "stupid" has been
inserted) and posted on "The PETA Files," a PETA blog.
"For a gal who's best known for her less-than-stellar brains (Chicken of
the Sea, anyone?) and her ability to proportionately fill out daisy
dukes, I'm gonna go on record saying that if anyone had to wear a
ridiculous shirt like this, I'm glad it was Jessica — as people are more
likely to follow the opposite of her lead," a PETA blogger wrote
Maybe the meat-eaters of the world will be embarrassed to be categorized
in the same field as Jessica Simpson."
Simpson family insiders told OK! Magazine
<http://blogs.trb.com/cgi-bin/mt/www.okmagazine.com> that the slogan is
a dig at boyfriend Tony Romo’s ex-girlfriend, country superstar Carrie
Underwood -- who has twice been named "World’s Sexiest Vegetarian" by PETA.
In case this doesn't already have you feeling like you're back in junior
high, the PETA blog also lists "the top five reasons that only stupid
girls brag about eating meat."
Here they are in their entirety:
1. Meat increases the risk of breast cancer. A 2007 study of 35,000
women published in the British Journal of Cancer found that women who
ate meat were far more likely to develop breast cancer than women who
consumed none. Will Jessica's next t-shirt will say, "Real Girls Smoke 3
Packs a Day"?
2. Real girls don't support animal abuse. Compassion is super sexy, if
the huge number of hot celebs ditching meat is any indication. Young
women turn vegetarian in droves when they learn that the meat industry
cuts the sensitive beaks off newborn chicks and cuts off the tails of
3. The meat industry is destroying the Earth. The only thing that's hot
about the meat industry is that it's toasting the planet. According to
the United Nations, raising animals for food causes more greenhouse-gas
emissions than all the cars, trucks, SUVs, planes, and ships in the
4. Meat will make you fat. All the saturated fat and cholesterol in
chicken wings, pork chops, and steak eventually leads to flabby thighs
and love handles. I hope the upcoming "Jessica Simpson's Intimates" line
comes in plus sizes! Going vegetarian is the best way to get slim and
stay that way.
5. Eating meat steals food from starving kids. Jessica's trip to help
kids in Africa got a lot of media buzz, but by gnawing on meat, she's
essentially stealing food from the mouths of starving children since it
takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of meat. If more
people went vegetarian, we'd free up enough grain to feed every person
in the world.