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Courtney Stodden is the lates celeb to speak up for PETA, despite "unkind" habit of dyeing her dog.Courtney Stodden is the lates celeb to speak up for PETA, despite "unkind" habit of dyeing her dog.

PETA, Courtney Stodden and the 'Jersey Shore' Dog-Dye Flap

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When it comes to animal rights, PETA is never shy about speaking up. So it came as no surprise this week when the outspoken organization criticized “Jersey Shore” stars Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley for dyeing JWoww’s dogs.

The starlets were photographed walking pooches Bella and Noel, who were sporting pastel pink and purple coats. Snooki and JWoww were out filming for their spinoff of the hit show, and took the dogs through town and to a psychic.

PETA was less than pleased with this turn of events, and a rep for the group told E! News, “Dyeing a companion animal’s fur causes the animal stress and can lead to complications or allergic reactions that endanger the animal’s health. Our dogs and cats love us regardless of how we look; we should extend the same kindness to them.”

A lovely sentiment, to be sure, but here’s where things get weird.

Just a day later, PETA released a video from teen bride Courtney Stodden, who has joined their roster of celeb spokespeople. In the video, Stodden talks passionately about the horrors of slaughter, as well as the importance of rescuing pets, vegan recipes and protecting the environment.

Also featured in the video is her dog Bazaar, about whom she says, “I saturate him with so much love. He is a beautiful companion.”

Which may be true, but like the Jersey Shore guidettes, there’s photographic evidence that only two months ago Stodden — wait for it — dyed Bazaar pink.

That’s taking “saturation” a little too far.

So, what do you think? Is it hypocritical of PETA to welcome a celeb spokesperson who behaves in a way that they describe as “unkind”? Or do you think PETA has educated Stodden and convinced her to ditch her dog-dyeing ways?

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  • Cat

    I think PETA are hypocritical in this case. Seems like one of their MANY (and well-paid) staffers didn’t do their research properly. They’re so focused on getting as many “stars” and as much “fame” as possible that they’re obscuring the message itself. It should be about the cause, not the organization’s own fame. Sort out your stance, PETA.

  • Alexandra M.

    Absolutely hypocritical of PETA to feature Courtney as a spokeswoman! It sends out a terrible mixed message, and makes it look like they don’t really research their ‘celebs’ before signing them on. I think they’re just after any celebrity for the sake of it, and cases like this are a prime example of Peta forgetting the message in favor of fame.

  • MBee

    Some employees and supporters of Peta may have their hearts in the right place, but this type of occurrence isn’t that unusual for the organization. Their track record with euthanasia, and some of the bizarre statements from the executive level leadership routinely leave me puzzled due to a complete lack of consistency, and often hypocrisy. Some years ago one of the organization’s officers was protesting the use of pig cells to manufacture insulin (a medication to keep diabetics alive), implying that it would be better to just let diabetics take their chances without it. When an astute reporter spilled the beans that the speaker was HERSELF an insulin using diabetic – without missing a beat, she said HER using insulin was OK, because she had to stay in good health to speak for the animals…

    I invest my time and my dollars locally instead, where much less of it gets shaved away to large “Non-Profit” executive salaries, media events, travel, clothing allowances, entertaining expenses, etc. I think somewhere along the line, they’ve just plain forgotten their mission, and become way too full of themselves as some sort of charity celebrities or something. Sadly, that happens far too often with a lot of charity “corporations”. There’s so many people and “necessary expenses” in between the donors and the cause that only pennies on the dollar get to the hands of those who need the help.

    • Al

      I totally agree with you MBee. There are FAR too many paid employees and middle management expenses being squandered by Peta. The reports about their shocking euthanasia numbers at their “shelter” are further proof that the millions of dollars they raise is not going directly to the animals.

      Plus, at their headquarters in Virginia all of their staff receive FREE food every week (they even admit this on their website – check it out). If I was a donor, I would want my dollars going towards feeding animals, not Peta’s unnecessary PAID staff members.

      Good move supporting local grassroots charities – we should all do the same, and put money where it actually is needed.

  • I have a headache now

    First, Courtney is NOT a ‘celebrity’!!! Are you people NUTS? Second, not only has she been dyeing that poor dog pink for a VERY long time (See–with the mute button on–“Don’t Put it On Me”—before she met Doug, dog is very pink even then). She also wears leather, feathers, and fur. There is NOTHING genuine about this ‘thing’, everything about her is false or a lie, and she is a hypocrite. I hated PETA before, and now I can barely bring myself to write their name…or Snortney’s.

  • Mariah

    Just two months before? Her hideous video featured the dog dyed pink even back then, so it’s been getting dyed pink for some time. Is she REALLY a spokesperson of theirs, though? None of these people have any relationship with the truth, you know, and Courtney’s mommy is not above lying…if you search their site, you will find NO mention of her. Remember her ‘this commercial is for Free Credit Report’? FCR came right out and said it was not, they had not hired her, they didn’t know what she was talking about.

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