“Perfect Couples” star Olivia Munn is normally very outspoken about animal rights. So if you get a few drinks in her, she’s very outspoken.
Munn was guest-hosting “The Today Show” with Hota Kotb on St. Patrick’s Day and enjoying some green beer when the topic of marriage proposals came up. The two were discussing a poll that said that one out of every four brides didn’t like the way they were proposed to when Kotb brought up her own proposal from the past. As soon as she mentioned that she was proposed to on a horse-drawn carriage ride, Munn couldn’t help asking, “Did you watch and 80′s chick flick and then go off, and then did you realize that it’s really horrible to ride in those carriages?”
Kotb didn’t seem to understand Munn’s seriousness at first, and laughed her off. But when Munn continued and asked, “You accepted a proposal on a carriage ride in Central Park, what does that say about you?” Kotb’s smile hardened a bit.
“That says that I’m a romantic, don’t you think?” she responded.
Obviously Kotb didn’t know that Munn is heavily involved with PETA, and has spoken out in the past about horse-drawn carriage rides, calling them “the farthest thing from romantic.”
So, here’s an equation for you: Olivia Munn + alcohol + uninformed remarks about animal cruelty = great television. Incidentally, Munn continued to drink for the rest of the show and ended up being pretty tipsy by the end, at one point declaring, “I just realized, I’m now going to be on The Soup now, aren’t I?”
Munn hosted an anti-fur fashion event back in February and made an appearance at the Humane Society’s Genesis Awards last night to present an award. So, lest anyone doubt her, let it be known: Olivia Munn can defend the rights of animals whether she’s sober or not. That’s dedication.