Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Your Mother Is Not Impressed, Playgirl

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So, this whole thing about Mike Vick posing for Playgirl with the proceeds going to PETA (read the Life & Style article). In case you haven't heard: Playgirl offered to donate $1 million to PETA if Michael Vick poses for it's magazine.


This is the worst idea ever:
  1. Guy tortures animals (he started his dogfighting operation, "Bad Newz Kennels" in 2001)
  2. Guy is sentenced to 23 months followed by 2 months in home confinement
  3. Guy strips for a skin mag
  4. Skin mag makes a bunch of money
I'm going to throw this out there again: ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?

Yeah sure, they say they are going to give a donation to PETA, but that does not make any of this okay (whatever you happen to think of PETA). My issue here is with a publication wanting to profit off of what Vick has done. I have the sneaking suspicion the magazine stands to make a bunch of  money off of this and is doing this for a bunch of free press (yes, I do realize that I am giving said publication free press by writing this post, which is totally annoying but the whole thing really pisses me off so I am going to keep going).

Somebody woke up and thought: Hmmm. How can we get a bunch of press focused onto Playgirl and hopefully make a bunch of money in the process? I KNOW! Let's get someone who hurt voiceless animals... and then let's turn it around to make it sound like WE are the good guys by turning part of that income into a donation.

To that somebody: Not a nice idea. Your mom would not be proud.

I don't know about you guys, but for some reason I am not turned on by animal torturers ("former" yeah, yeah, yeah). I am also not turned on by magazines that seek to benefit/make light of former animal torturers.

As far as I've read PETA has nothing to do with this. Playgirl came up with this one all on their own.

WOW, what a downer! Okay. Here is a cute/bored picture of Mickey in an attempt to lighten things up after all that griping. Ta da!

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  1. I'm sooo with you on this one, Shauna. It's a calculated publicity stunt on Playgirl's part. Wrong, very wrong.

    Mickey is freakin' cute and that is right, very right!!! :)

  2. It's sickness. And it backfired. I like that. :)

  3. Im grossed out by that whole thing

  4. Yeah, I threw up in my mouth a little.

  5. The donation should go to the SPCA, if you ask me. The SPCA are the people who end up actually having to rescue and fix poor dogs like those abused by Michael Vick!

    ...And even to help any animal charitable organization, I wouldn't pay to promote Michael Vick. EVER.

  6. @Carol- Here! Here! Get that woman a beer!

  7. It makes we sick. Good thing your dog is so cute or I might have lost all faith in the known universe.

  8. I get physically ill just looking at Michael Vick's face... so suffice it to say I don't want to look at any other part of him, either. Shame on Vick, shame on Playgirl. And then don't get me started on PETA. Maybe I better go look at that picture of Mickey again to calm down...

  9. I wish we could find a magazine that would publish a centerfold of Mr. Prick and what happens when fire ants are unleashed upon a man's nether regions, after said nether regions have been coated in honey!!
    Maybe then he would deserve that award for courage!!