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04/19/2007


UK Talk Show Host Alan Carr Hits Back at 'Self-Loathing' Gays for Outrage Over His PETA 'Fairy' Ad

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UK talk show host Alan Carr is speaking out after an ad he did for PETA caused some Twitter users to attack him for perpetuating stereotypes and accommodating slurs directed at gay men.

Tweeted Carr in response:

"The 'fairy' in the @Peta campaign refers to my 'Tooth Fairy' DVD that's all. Take my advice if you act like a victim you get treated like 1...Don't worry twitter they'll be another bandwagon you can jump on in a minute zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...Hey and before all you oh so worthy gays get back on your high horse the most homophobia I get is from gays. #selfloathing"

PETA released a statement in response to the controversy:

“PETA, like Marmite, welcomes vigorous discussion about our ads because getting people talking is the first step in raising awareness of important animal issues. Alan Carr’s ad humorously conveys the very serious homeless-animal crisis that has caused hundreds of thousands of animals to languish in shelters across the country and means thousands of healthy, highly adoptable animals are being euthanized, simply for lack of homes. The only solution to this growing problem is for people to sterilize their animal companions, and we’re very grateful to Alan for lending his support to the campaign.”


Bon Appetit! PETA Offers To Turn Jeffrey Dahmer's Home Into Vegan Restaurant

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The latest proposal from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) may make you gag.

The group is looking to turn the $295,000 2,170-square-foot, mid-century modern childhood home of Jeffrey Dahmer — the very home where the infamous serial rapist, torturer and cannibal killed, dismembered and buried 19-year-old Steven Hicks — into a vegan eatery called “Eat for Life: Home Cooking.”

The eatery would feature “entrees like chipotle barbecue tofu kebabs and a vegan creamy chicken casserole — made from faux-chicken and dairy-free sour cream.”

“We are always looking forward to ways to draw attention to the violence inherent in the production of meat, eggs and milk — which involve processes that would shock all but the most hard-hearted person,” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk wrote in a letter last week. “Dahmer’s old house gives us a way to evoke sympathy for these victims and to suggest that a life-affirming diet can change everything.”

The Beacon Journal has more:

Aha. Even though the house is “zoned only for single-family residential use and not for commercial purposes… Richard Lubinski of Stouffer Realty, who is handling the sale of Dahmer’s former house, said he was not sure if the offer was serious or if the offer was part of a publicity stunt… but [said] the deal could help to remove a longtime stain in the community.

“I think it’s great,” Lubinski told the paper. “If they want to buy it and repurpose it, that’s phenomenal.”

(image via Keller Williams Realty)


PETA Calls for Cancellation of 'Duck Dynasty'

PETA sent along this statement regarding the Duck Dynasty suspension:

RobertsonPETA wants A&E to do more than suspend one of the characters on Duck Dynasty for damning gays. We call on the channel to challenge the entire crew of duck slayers to ignore Sarah Palin's self-serving slap on the back for spewing hate speech and deny that they are as anti-gay as they are anti-animal. All people who consider themselves followers of Christ should follow all His teachings—and that includes showing mercy, compassion, and kindness to all of God's creation, human and nonhuman alike. What's "sinful" is hating people and animals. PETA asks everyone who consider themselves to be Christian to reject hate speech and call for this show's cancellation.


PETA's 'Vegetarian Icon' Stamps Feature Ricky Martin, Alan Cumming, and Other LGBT Celebs

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Animal rights group PETA is launching a limited-edition sheet of postal stamps honoring celebrated vegetarians including prominent queer celebrities like Alan Cumming, Ricky Martin, Sara Gilbert, and Morrissey.

Check out some of the other celebrities featured HERE.


Gay Footballer Robbie Rogers Writes Letter About Future Happiness to His 14-Year-Old Self: VIDEO

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Out gay LA Galaxy footballer Robbie Rogers wrote a letter to his 14-year-old self for a special 'Kids in Sports' edition of ESPN The Magazine.

Writes Rogers:

You're walking around with a cramp in your stomach. You feel trapped within yourself. The pressure of being a high school freshman and playing for the U16 national team is stressful enough. But on top of that you're worried that you're different from everyone, especially your teammates. And you think that if they figure out who you are, you won't be able to play the sport you love, or your family won't agree with it. Sometimes you pray and think: I don't wanna live through this. Why can't I be like my brothers and sisters?

I'm not going to tell you to come out at 14 years old. I'm not going to tell you what's going to happen in the future either, because the journey is important. But I want you to realize that God made you this way for a reason. You're not damned or going to hell. You didn't have a choice in this. But you do have a purpose in life, just as everyone does.

When guys say things in the locker room, remind yourself that most of them don't actually feel this way. They aren't really homophobic. These are people who are trying to please others, or think that's what they're supposed to say. Everyone is dealing with something whether they're gay or straight. You don't have to feel like you're alone. Which brings me to this: If there's any great advice I can give you, it's to find someone you can speak to about what you're feeling inside, someone you can trust who won't judge or expose you. Because you can't walk around with a burden like the one you're carrying. You've got to share this with somebody.

I know I said I wouldn't tell you what your future holds, but I will tell you that everything's going to be fine -- one day you'll be happier than you ever thought possible. And while you can't envision sharing your secret now, the world is changing. People are becoming more accepting. And when the time is right, the day might come when you're ready to face the world as the beautiful person you truly are.

See the actual letter HERE.

In other news, Rogers talks about the importance of properly caring for and loving your dog in a new video for PETA.

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Men Swing Their Cucumbers for PETA: VIDEO

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PETA makes note of the sexual benefits of going vegan in a new video for World Vegan Day.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via dlisted)

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