I've gotta hand it to Janet Jackson. The woman has balls. Currently, the pop star is featured in a sexy new campaign -- for fur. And she's not just starring in the ads, she's actually teamed up with the company Blackglama to launch the line. A celebrity promoting -- and designing -- fur coats? Bold.
Now, as an animal lover -- and a relatively poor person -- I'm against wearing fur. I'm not one of those PETA crazies, but I do find the practice of skinning an innocent animal for the sake of fashion cruel. But I've gotta admit, Janet does make fur look pretty tempting ...
First of all, it's Janet. The incredibly beautiful, incredibly cool Miss Jackson if you're nasty. The way she's posing in the mink is a far cry from the old school, stuffy, stodgy, Cruella De Vil-esque association we're used to having with fur. She's actually making it look kind of bad ass. I mean, check her out. She's just like, "Yeah, I'm giving you a sly smile while wearing fur. What?"
And then there's the fact that she's brazen enough to launch a fur line. Although the world of celebrities is totally obsessed with fashion and physical appearance, they're also obsessed with image. And in today's P.C. world, launching a fur line probably isn't good for one's image. Oh, PETA, I can only imagine what you're concocting.
So, perhaps then, because of the fierce sexiness of the ad, and because of Janet's general bad-assery, fur sales will see a slight upturn. Maybe Janet is going to make wearing fur "cool" again. I can't remember the last time anything pro-fur had a celebrity endorsement. This could be just the thing it needed. And I can't possibly imagine anyone doing a better job than Janet. Those ads!
Whatever happens with the fur industry, though, I won't be buyin' it. I don't have many guns I stick to in life, but that's one of them. It just seems kinda wrong. To me.
Janet did made me think twice, though. Damn!
Are you against fur? Do you think Janet looks fierce in these ads?
Image via Blackglama