Critics Blast PETA Ad Showing Nude Joanna Krupa Holding Crucifix

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A new PETA advertisement featuring model Joanna Krupa wearing nothing but a crucifix and a seductive smile is "totally inappropriate" and exploitative of Christian symbols, critics say.

Krupa, a Playboy cover girl and a "Dancing With the Stars" regular, is seen topless and bottomless in the latest spot by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which urges people to adopt pets from rescue shelters instead of buying them from puppy mills.

The Polish-born beauty appears in the ad with angel wings behind her and a digital halo over her head. Her private parts are covered -- barely -- by a large, well-placed metallic crucifix.

"It's totally inappropriate," said Deal Hudson, publisher of InsideCatholic.com, an online magazine. "It's another instance of disrespect toward Christianity and another example of the kind of abuse that would never occur with any other major religion, because the outcry would be so immediate and so loud that the people behind it would immediately retreat."

Krupa defended nudity earlier this year, claiming the human body is a work of art.

"I think worrying about going topless in a photo shoot or film is really ridiculous," she told FoxNews.com's Pop Tarts column in an exclusive interview. "And the fact is, Pope John Paul said, since we were born naked, it is art, and it's just showing a beautiful body that God created."

PETA has a history of using "shock" ads featuring nude celebrities to promote animal rights. According to the organization, up to 8 million cats and dogs are turned over to animal shelters annually, and half of them are euthanized due to a lack of suitable owners. Animals purchased from pet stores, meanwhile, are often from inhumane puppy mills, PETA claims.

Krupa, who bared her body in 2007 for PETA's anti-fur campaign, led a protest on Tuesday outside Barkworks, a Los Angeles pet store that PETA says "irresponsibly" sells puppies while hundreds of dogs remain in city animal shelters.

Her appearance further enraged PETA's critics.

"The fact is that cats and dogs are a lot safer in pet stores than they are in the hands of PETA employees," Catholic League President Bill Donohue said in a statement. "Moreover, pet stores don't rip off Christian iconography and engage in cheap irreligious claims."

"PETA is a fraud," Donohue continued. "It also has a long and disgraceful record of exploiting Christian and Jewish themes to hawk its ugly services. Those who support this organization sorely need a reality check. They also need a course in Ethics 101."

Krupa isn't the only Playboy pin-up to stand up for animals recently. Last week the Barbi Twins expressed their disappointment that President Obama did not choose a pound puppy for the White House.

"My sister and I are extremely disappointed in Obama for not adopting a puppy from the pound," Shane told Pop Tarts. "In addition to saving a dog from getting killed at the pound, it would have been symbolic on all levels to what Obama claimed he was for -- 'change' -- and that he was for the 'underdog,' pun intended!"

What's even more disconcerting is the model is Polish, so I'm guessing she is also Catholic.

For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Romans 1:25

Nothing this bunch does should come as a surprise to anyone

catholicleague.com/release.php?id=1725

PETA BARES CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN

December 1, 2009

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the latest scam by PETA:

It would be hard to find an organization in the U.S. which treats animals more unethically than People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In 2008, as demonstrated by the Center for Consumer Freedom, PETA killed 95 percent of the adoptable pets in its care. Indeed, it killed an average of 6 pets a day last year at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters, placing only seven in adoptive homes. Between 1998 and 2008, it killed a total of 21,339 cats and dogs. To top it off, despite a budget of $32 million, PETA does not operate an adoption shelter.

Now the animal killers have launched a Christmas campaign that exploits Christian symbols. It features Playboy queen Joanna Krupa: before Thanksgiving it showed a side angle of her naked from the waist up holding a dog and a rosary; she is adorned with angel wings and a halo. The inscription below reads, “Be an Angel for Animals: ALWAYS ADOPT. NEVER BUY.”

Today PETA bares Krupa on a Los Angeles billboard. According to Hollywood.com, she appears “as a winged angel, covered by a carefully-placed crucifix.” Once again, the target is pet stores.

The fact is that cats and dogs are a lot safer in pet stores than they are in the hands of PETA employees. Moreover, pet stores don’t rip off Christian iconography and engage in cheap irreligious scams.

PETA is a fraud. It also has a long and disgraceful record of exploiting Christian and Jewish themes to hawk its ugly services. Those who support this organization sorely need a reality check. They also need a course in Ethics 101.

Contact PETA Executive VP Tracy Reiman: [email]TracyR@peta.org[/email]

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Just when I was thinking we'd get through 2009 without a naked PETA-people ad.

I used to support them. :doh2:

Their brains are in their clothes - left behind.

It really hurts me when anybody, especially Polish people, do things like this... I'm Polish too, and most of us are good Catholics, but then some aren't. Like the one who's introducing that pro-abortion amendment to the Senate, and this woman... :(

You're right, this only makes her actions worse:mad:

So tasteless, blech.

Here's Joanna Krupa's response:

"It's understandable that the Catholic League is wary of another sex scandal, but the sex we're talking about pertains to dogs and cats. As a practicing Catholic, I am shocked that the Catholic League is speaking out against my PETA ads, which I am very proud of. I'm doing what the Catholic Church should be doing, working to stop senseless suffering of animals, the most defenseless of god's creation. I am a voice for innocent animals who are being neglected and dumped by the millions at shelters. In my heart I know that Jesus would never condone the suffering that results when dogs and cats are allowed to breed."

usnews.com/blogs/washington-whispers/2009/12/01/peta-ad-featuring-playboy-bunny-draws-catholic-ire.html

That picture is secular America in a nutshell.

Perhaps they should show the add in Korea. For some reason they don't have dog pounds.....

Yet she thinks Jesus would condone immodesty and scandal?

It was not that long ago that a couple of nude young women appeared on the street in support of PETA in Detroit.

Sadly, PETA also published a comic book with a stereotype Dad on the cover gutting a fish with a look of sadistic glee on his face. Why? Kids were told "Your father is addicted to killing."

Yep, my Dad just drove around at night looking for strays he could kill. :rolleyes:

Corruption. Scandal. Exploitation. Very sad.

Pray for them,

Ed

This girl has been mislead. PETA does more harm to animals than good.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to be a good steward to animals, but there are better ways to go about it - and if your message is true, you can do it wearing a turtleneck and slacks and get your point accross. That’s the thing about the truth, it doesn’t have to be sexed up to sell.
Her respsonse is sad…to profane a cruxifix the way she has and then call herself a practicing Catholic? God has blessed her with beauty and a career and this is how she shows praise?
Saint Francis, lover of animals, pray for her and for us all.

No, see, this is exactly what PETA wants. Every year they do something stranger and more sensational just to get more attention. Sooner or later, they'll run out of ridiculous things to do, and people will just stop caring.

What's the problem with the picture? I don't get it. she's an attractive woman clothed with a Crucifix. I like the photo. Oh well to each his/her own.

A crucifix is a holy symbol of pain, suffering and death. She should have used a small replica of an electric chair or guillotine - they aren't holy.

I'm so tired of watching Christianty be mocked, smeared, ridiculed in our media...if this person (whoever she is?) were demeaning any other religion like this, there would be outrage, and probably a public apology, eventually. It looks like there was some fallout from it, but it just seems to keep happening! :(

If she would have been doing this wearing a
star of David ,or the Muslim crescent there would have been a ground swell of protesting

PETA apologizes for nothing. This, I think, is a sign that shows that there usually is outrage over something like that; otherwise, PETA would not have bothered. The key thing, though, is that its PETA, and the media in general has sort of become jaded when it comes to their stunts.

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What's the problem with the picture? I don't get it. she's an attractive woman clothed with a Crucifix. I like the photo. Oh well to each his/her own.

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You are kidding?

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