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Beyoncé Ambushed by PETA at Nobu

6/15/2006 10:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Beyoncé was confronted Thursday night at the swanky restaurant Nobu in New York City by two members of People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The two had won an eBay auction, benefiting VH1's Save the Music Foundation, to dine with the star. Beyoncé had no idea they were PETA members.


TMZ obtained video of the confrontation, shot by PETA, taped inside the restaurant. As they sat at the table, Beyoncé, who has a fashion line with her mother that uses fur, had no idea what was coming. After placing their orders, the PETA members confronted the singer.

The PETA members then pulled out a portable DVD player and began playing a tape of Pamela Anderson's attack on the fur industry, which highlights graphic footage of the process of killing animals for their fur.

Also present at the table -- Beyoncé's mother Tina and her sister Solange.

The PETA members were swiftly escorted out of the restaurant. Beyoncé and her relatives stayed inside.

Calls to Beyoncé's reps were not immediately returned.

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Todd    

I hope this inconsiderate idiot's career plummets after this! I will never listen to or buy her music again. She is PATHETIC for promoting fur, as is anyone who buys or wears it!

2820 days ago
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Chrissy    

I honestly find anyone who thinks buying fur is okay sick and pathetic.

Do we even want to go to how much clothing is made each year without adding fur into it?

People are just so pathetic. Beyonce can make all these nice clothes without fur yet she still uses it and I honestly think she deserved this and truthfully I never liked her.

The girl sure the heck can not act, I loved all the Austin Powers accept for the one she was in because she made the movie suck and the Pink Panther Movie my god I just wanted to hunt her down and shoot her with how bad she was. When it comes to her voice it is not pretty it is just annoying and as for her body it is not nice, her legs are freaking huge and her thighs shake when she walks.

What really needs to be done is they need to take everyone who wears or has any involvement in fur to where they cut the fur off the animals and let them see how much pain those animals go threw. Sorry dumb ass beyonce but they do not put the animal asleep with a little needle then skin it they actually keep it alive and torture them like it is some kind of fun game...Maybe someone should skin her ugly ass and see how she likes it.

2820 days ago
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April    

All I have to say is this:

People act like this is the only way PETA fights animal abuse.
THEY DO go after supermarkets. THEY DO go after anything and EVERYTHING that promotes the slaughtering of animals.
If you people who support this whole "Oh poor poor Beyonce" fiasco, stop being celebrity and media whores who expect an entire sample of what PETA does to be shown in this candid camera video actually take the time out to DO RESEARCH OF YOUR OWN, you will see that.

Everybody seems to have an opinion but NO FACTS. Its amazing how media can lead a society into ignorance. Gotta love propaganda.

2820 days ago
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Allen Coble    

I don't care either way but I do think it is funny that PETA never protests any biker events and we ALL wear leather.

2820 days ago
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ken    

"Chincila's are rats, if we don't wear them they won't exist.
If they are wild, we kill them. THat's what human's do to other animals."

Exactly, reckless disregard for anything other than ourselves. You preach about how we should be worried about the war and how bad the war is and how much you hate it when the people raging war have the same mentality about the people they're killing as you do about these seemingly worthless animals.
"The fact that this is a big deal in the middle of two wars, shows exactly how shallow you twits are.
When people are murdering people all over this great planet of ours, why should I care about people killing animals."

I dont know, why should you care about anything if you wanna look at it that way. When all the wars stop, we'll still have the same old planet, filled with ignorant consumers like you, who dont care about people killing animals. You can judge a nation by the way it's animals are treated. Gandhi said it.

"Oh and here's the funny part about your whole arguement, you wannabe terrorists for bunnies....I AM A DEMOCRAT. I HATE THE WAR, PLUS YOU ARE CRAZY AND RUINING OUR PARTY BECAUSE YOU IDIOTS ARE LOUDER THAN EVERYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM."

Oh wow, you're a democrat. Congratulations. You must be so punk rock! You hate the war! Holy Christ! You know the thing about people who call themselves democrats and against the war and so on and so on, they are usually progressive thinkers, but I don't know about you.

"Hey hippies, give your money to the christian children's fund instead of these Puppy Nazis.

Cows can't vote or talk, it's a fact. LOOK IT UP."

Hmmm, prison inmates cant vote....and some autistic children, well, they cant talk. Not to mention some mentally disabled people have the comprehension and understanding of a cow. So all these people must be second class citizens. It's cool to slit their throats and skin them alive, right, because they can't vote or talk? Good point.

2820 days ago
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Anjelique    

This is ridiculous. How can they ask the two PETA members to leave? I'm sure when they won the lunch with her they didn't specify what the subject content was, if anything, Beyonce should have stood up and left because she didn't like it.

She is one of those people who is just trying to make a dollar out of anything, so she starts a line..... Ok, she should be willing to answer questions about her line. Thats like the CEO of pepsi refusing to answer questions about the soda and just sitting there like a lump looking stupid while being asked.

I hope this shows her for what she is, a person with a 2nd grade education who hasn't read a book in her life.... I wonder how long Jigga had to hear her whining too about this incident.

2820 days ago
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Monicab    

I am sad that someone like Beyoncé can be so unsensitive about living creatures.
Also I think it is not sexy when you wear something that is killed in a horrible manner.. Or does she like to cover herself with blood of dead beings?
Dead is not sexy. Forgetting the essence of life makes her a braindead puppet on a string.
MB

2820 days ago
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Richard    

I HOPE YOU PETA ANIMAL FREAKS GET THEN MENTAL HELP YOU DESPERATELY NEED. BEYONCE IS DEMONIZED BECAUSE SHE HAD NOTHING TO SAY TO YOU, WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU, REPEATEDLY TURNED YOU DOWN IN THE PAST WHEN YOU TRIED TO APPROACH HER. WHEN YOU LIED TO GET A MEETING WITH HER SHE DID WHAT ANY SANE PERSON WOULD DO WHICH IS TO PRETEND YOUR SORRY, LAME REPS DIDN'T EXIST. HER MOTHER WAS RIGHT TO SPEAK UP FOR HER DAUGHTER AND KICK YOUR PSYCO @$%'S OUT OUT OF THAT ESTABLISHMENT. PETA IS ACTING LIKE A SPOILED CHILD OVER THIS BEYONCE INCIDENT. IF SHE DECIDED TO JOIN YOUR MOVEMENT YOU WOULD BE ON THIS FORUM SINGING HER PRAISES AND TOUTING ABOUT HOW TALENTED SHE IS. WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND GIVES A RATS @$$ ABOUT WHAT PETA THINKS?. YOU SHOULD BE GLAD THAT HER RESPONSE WAS TO BE SILENT. I'LL BET YOU WENT OUT OF YOUR WAY TO MAKE SURE JAY Z WASN'T. PETA SEEMS TO KNOW WHO TO APPROACH AND WHO NOT TO APPROACH. WHY DON'T YOU TRY SOME OF YOUR TACTICS ON A BIKER GANG WEARING ANIMAL SKINS (LEATHER). I WOULD PAY GOOD MONEY TO THEM STOMP YOUR SORRY @$$.

2820 days ago
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Scott    

Cruelty to animals is horrible, but they are just animals, not humans. How about cruelty to humans, so that is acceptable? They have a cause and every right to promote it, but it isn't okay to do whatever you want at another person's expense.

2820 days ago
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Stacey    

the truth of the matter is that people are walking around this earth unconscious! How can anyone in their right mind wear a fur coat that is the end result of a poor animal's suffering. People stop and think how you would feel if you were trapped or skinned alive! PETA goes through these extreme measures because people just don't get it! Thank goodness for PETA

2820 days ago
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S. Golden    

Beyonce's response of not getting into a heated argument with these PETA types was the best policy. THEY ARE REALLY CRAZY and their actions can be unpredictable. They really should be closely monitored by the police. Indeed, their "animal rights" terror cult should be rendered defunct by the nation's law enforcement agencies as they have given financial sustenance to "animal rights" terrorists. Check the internet for the actual comments made by PETA leaders. They are unbelievable in their misanthropy. Whether one wears furs or not is a personal decision. I personally love and wear furs, and I dare some crazed animal cultist to challenge me! PETA is also a racist organization which compares chickens to Holocaust victims and animals to enslaved African Americans. They actually had exhibits touting these position which created disturbances wherever they went. Check out "Holocaust on your plate" and from August, 2005, "Peta compares animals to Black slaves".

2820 days ago
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sonya    

I love Beyonce no matter what. if she wants to dance all over J, then that is her business. At the end of the day, there will always be more people FOR Beyonce then AGAINST her. As for the PETA girls, they were compleatly out of line. It was terribly rude for them to use Vh1`s auction to criticize what Beyonce and her mother. There might have been real fans that wanted to meet her, but they ruined it! Damn BiT@#%$

2820 days ago
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EMILY    

HUMANS ARE ALSO ANIMALS AND THE CRUELIST OF ALL OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM. WE SHOULD CARE FOR ALL LIVING CREATURES AND LEARN FROM THEM. REMEMBER WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND WE ARE NOT EVEN KIND TO EACH OTHER. WE SHOULD SPEAK FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES,INCLUDING CHILDREN. AS HUMANS WE ARE HEADING DOWN THE ROAD OF NO RETURN!!

2820 days ago
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charles starling    

ask peta how much money the have spent on big land buys to give there pets somewhere safe to live. the hunters and most people support the use of fur for clothing. sorry i listen to country music. peta is out for there on agenda, and cares lilltle about trying to save anything. way to go B.

2820 days ago
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BROOKLYN    

I am not that big of a Beyonce fan or a fur fan; but after watching this video clip I have come to the conclusion that people are just plain stupid!!! I have to commend Beyonce for sitting there and taking in what the woman was blabbing about, now if it were me that camera would have been shoved some where the sun don't shine. We live in a world where everything is recycled to produce something valuable. Not everyone agrees with each other. We are all individuals with our own interests. Posing as a fan had to be ethe lowest thing someone in PETA's position could. Goes to show you how much respect people have for one another....

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