We can's stand PETA. They don't seem to care about animals as much as they care about garnering celebrity attention, generating attention for themselves and stirring up needles controversy just for the hell of it. Lets be honest if they really cared about animals they would be actually doing things for animals instead of attacking celebrities and taking nude pitures of celebrioties for ad campaigns. Now they are wasting time creating false accusations trying once again to get attention.
A shoot featuring Kate Upton playing nurse to a baby tiger, lion and gibbon has sparked anger from animal rights activists.
The Harper's Bazaar spread, titled The Animal Nursery, was styled by Carine Roitfeld and will appear in all 26 international editions of the magazine.
But PETA argues that the endangered animals are being treated like props.
In a statement the organization states:
'All the animals in the photographs are endangered and should be protected, rather than being treated like props.'
Suzie Dundas USA Communications Manager for the World Society For The Protection Of Animals also expressed reservations.
'Though Carine Roitfeld may have had the best intentions, the animals used in this ad are endangered, exotic animals – they're not domesticated and shouldn’t be viewed as cuddly pets,' she told MailOnline.
However, the three-month-old tiger and the seven-month-old gibbon featured in the shoot were provided by the Miami-based Zoological Wildlife Foundation, which was furious about the PETA accusations.
ZWF Vice President Maria Tabraue told MailOnline that its animals are captive-born for at least five generations.
'These [animals] are hand-raised by humans because the mother has rejected them,' she explained, adding that without the organization's help, they would not have survived.
'They have the care of two full time veterinarians, and get the same respect, love and passion as a human being,' she added.
Of the animals' treatment on photo shoots, she added: 'These animals are always accompanied by professional, licensed handlers.'
The ZWF hopes that its words will reassure commenters who have voiced concern about the animals' welfare.
Ok We love love love the new pictures coming out of Kate Upton In Antarctica for the latest Sports Illustrated swimwear edition. The shots are so beautiful and original. Kate Upton herself has a real old Hollywood glamor reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe. Check it out!
Kate Upton's swimsuit photo shoot in Antarctica has gotten the illustrious cover of Sports Illustrated, but all the model could think about was the freezing cold.
"It was definitely the hardest shoot I've ever done," Upton, 20, tells PEOPLE. "The best as well – Antarctica is one of the most beautiful place I've ever been to. But I'm from Florida, so it was pretty painful."
The pain paid off, however: the perfect shot earned Upton her second cover for the Magazine.
"Everything about the picture is perfect," the swimsuit editor MJ Day tells PEOPLE. "The light, the background, the suit. It's different from what we've done in past years, and it was an exciting moment for us to have those photos work out."
Exciting, because Day and her crew didn't know if they'd get any usable photos out of their Antarctica shoot – the first-ever fashion shoot on the continent.
"It was difficult," Day admits. "First of all, it's cold, even though we were there in summer. The windchill was sub-zero – the elements are really working against you." As the crew dealt with a whole host issues – batteries dying in the cold, crazy weather rolling in and out – Upton was a total pro, Day says. "She never complained. She'd just say, 'Okay, let's go do it again.'"
Because of costs and the planning required to go to Antarctica – Day says this shoot was three years in the making – Upton was the only model taken to the faraway locale.
"I knew that if I needed to bury someone in clothing, I needed her physique and curves to come through," Day explains. "So to bring her was obvious: I knew I could put a one-piece on her and she wouldn't look flat, she'd still look voluptuous and healthy and shapely and sexy."
"It was an accomplishment just to get through the shoot," Upton says. "I didn't even think about the possibility of being the cover until after I thawed out a bit! But now it's like, wow – I actually went down there and was able to accomplish that. I'm part of history, and it's a great feeling."
Kate Upton's partnership with Skullcandy was announced back in March, but now the blonde bombshell has a whole new group of friends as the brand reveals its Supermodel Crew.
The headphone company chose the Sports Illustrated cover girl to spearhead their campaign along with Chrissy Teigen (a fellow Sports Illustrated swimsuit model), Jessica Stam and Chanel Iman not a bad group of ladies to associate yourself with as a model. But we couldn't help but notice the striking difference between the shots of the ladies. Kate's cleavage received front and center attention in every photo while the other models were decidedly more covered up. (Jessica even wore sweatpants in one photo!)
Now we know that Kate's curves have garnered her a lot of positive (and negative) attention, and they're definitely on display here much more than the other girls'. One shot even features Kate in a bikini top, an opened leather jacket and an unzipped pair of shorts. We imagine that if you have enough forethought to bring your expensive headphones that you can manage to zip up your clothing before you leave the house, but that's just us.
Read the full story and see more photos at The Huffington Post
Kate Upton may have scored a Vogue shoot, but girl is most famous for those ubiquitous bikini shots (in GQ, in Sports Illustrated, on YouTube...) So pardon us while we skeptically examine yet another Upton attempt at high-fashion chic, as the Sports Illustrated 2012 swimsuit star walked the red carpet for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (the Oscars, this was not).
Joined by a rather random assortment of celebs (Tracy Morgan, Debra Messing, Kelly Osbourne and Anna Kendrick...) Upton posed in a vibrant orangey-red cocktail dress with camel-colored platform heels. She also attempted a swept-up hairstyle, a 'do we think was intended to be a chic chignon but drifted dangerously into Kate Gosselin territory...
And that's certainly not the Kate we'd encourage Upton to channel.
Check out Kate on the red carpet. Should the model stick to bikinis or continue her high-fashion rise?
When Kate Upton and her assets jiggled onto the scene dancing the Dougie on YouTube (and then the Cat Daddy for Terry Richardson), lots of people (like Victoria’s Secret) were quick to dismiss her as a flash-in-the-pan bit of T&A. Turns out Kate has higher fashion aspirations than just teeny bikinis–but can she pull it off?
A profile in this month’s US Vogue ought to help.
The mag makes a convincing case for Upton’s high fashion potential, styling her in Altuzarra without a hint of cleavage, and taking her on a tour of some big name designers’ studios–one of whom sees runway potential in her.
Upton wants to be high fashion, too. At Altuzarra’s studio she said, “Now I enjoy fashion so much, but I don’t think people realize it, because I’m always in a bikini.”
After visiting Altuzarra, Upton popped over to new BFF Michael Kors’ studio (remember she was his guest to the Met Ball) for some career advice. Kors likes her curves and wouldn’t necessarily cover them up:
Kate Upton has become the quintessential American blonde bombshell, so it's no wonder GQ chose her to stir up some patriotic, er, excitement on the cover of their July 2012 issue.
After steaming up the covers of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and Esquire, the 20-year-old model poses in a star-spangled string bikini while sucking on a red, white and blue popsicle. Pretty heavy on the Americana, huh?
The modern-day pin-up has been a fascination for GQ (and all men in general, it seems), earning their "Body of the Year" title and appearing in editorials that flaunt her award-winning assets. But this cover really seems to drive home her stateside prominence.
On a related note, we couldn't help but notice the popsicle and ice cream trend on the covers of fashion mags. From Beyonce with dripping ice cream on the cover of Dazed & Confused to Lindsay Wixon shoving a cone into her face on i-D, frozen desserts have become almost as ubiquitous as Ms. Upton herself.
Check out some pics from Kate's shoot below, and see Kate Upton in the Cat Daddy Dance.
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