By: Cate K.
Voila, Pam Anderson’s new poster for PETA.
It features the one-time Baywatch blonde carved up into little portions in a butcher-style diagram and come with a caption that reads: ‘All animals have the same parts. Have a heart – go vegetarian.’
The ad won’t be shown in the famously liberal city of Montreal, though; PETA was denied a permit to publicly launch their latest campaign after officials got a sneak peek. A member of the city’s film and TV commission said, in an email to PETA, that “It is not so much controversial as it goes against all principles public organizations are fighting for in the everlasting battle of equality between men and women.”
The buxom Canamerican has been in several PETA ads and events, and has been a vocal supporter of their work over the years. Pammy’s currently in Montreal hosting a gala at the annual Just For Laughs comedy festival.
While she snarked at the city’s decision via a formal statement (she called it “surprisingly puritanical”), PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews said “I think that city officials are confusing ‘sexy’ with ‘sexist.” Not so, according to city officials.
Montreal’s film commissioner Daniel Bissonnette was quick to point out that “we’re working for an organization where we’re getting reminded on a daily basis that we should work in a sexism-free environment and that equality between men and women and the image of women is very important.”
Bureaucracy or sanity? Righteousness or righteous self-promotion? Sincerity or hypocrisy?
Your turn, Dipped In Cream readers.