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PETA to Aretha: Lose the Fur, Keep Your House

3/26/2008 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

PETA is trying to help out Aretha Franklin with that whole foreclosure mess she's in. The animal rights group has written a letter to the fur-ocious Queen of Soul offering to pay her $19,000 tax bill if she promises to never wear fur again and donate her unwanted furs to PETA - like Mariah Carey and Kim Cattrall have done.
Peta to Aretha - forget about those furs
Aretha should know, fur is definitely out of fashion. Hasn't she seen all those shots of Paris and Britney getting out of cars?


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FlBiker    

Must take a lot of animals to make a fur to cover her over. Like a tent.

2318 days ago
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eloc    

Do it Aretha!!

2318 days ago
3.

hh    

THAT is pretty damn awesome. If she does not take PETA up on their offer, she is a fool!!!! DO IT!!!!! The animals will love you for it and you'll get to keep your house!!

2318 days ago
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FlBiker    




P eople

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T asty

A nimals

2318 days ago
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Darv    

Wear them. :P Do as they say, not as they do.

2318 days ago
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Standards are badly needed.    

Forget Aretha. I'll take the $19,000.00 and promise never to wear furs again. Dollars to donuts she doesn't need the cash.

2318 days ago
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joan    

she is one nasty looking animal. she hasn't done a thing in such a long time. I hope she gets tossed out on her REALLY FAT ASS.

2318 days ago
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jamie    

Ok I critisize you guys a lot for some of the dumb irrelevent things you say. this one however was ...PRICELESS All I can say is OH NO YOU DIDANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2318 days ago
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FlBiker    

Credit where credit is do, she probably EATS the animals first!

2318 days ago
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AL GOREs VAGINA    

TMZ---WHY DO YOU GIVE PETA A FORUM !.........F %$## K....PETA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2318 days ago
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Standards are badly needed.    

I think NutriSystem ought to snag Aretha to Represent now that Marie Osmond is skinny. If she slims down, (on Nutrisystem's dollar) plus a nice fee, then she will great and possibly tour again, and I may get to see her. Play Calgary.

2318 days ago
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katmoon    

Heck! I'd do it!!!
That's good deal:)

2318 days ago
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nataliec    

KEEP YOUR FUR COATS ARETHA AND DON'T LET SOME SCREWED UP GROUP DICTATE WHAT YOU CAN WEAR...I WEAR MY FURS ALL THE TIME.....SCREW PETA AND THEIR TERRORIST WAYS...THESE PETA PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT WEARING FUR AND EATING MEAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR CENTURIES AND WILL CONTINUE. PETA IS JUST A FARCE OF AN ORGANIZATION...DID THEY MENTION TO ARETHA ABOUT THE MILLIONS OF DOGS AND CATS THEY KILL YEARLY...I THINK NOT. THIS ORGANIZATION IS WORSE THAN ANY OTHER ANIMALS RIGHT GROUPS OUT THERE. THEY WANT PEOPLES MONEY AND TO DO AS THEY SAY AND NOT DO. I'D RATHER GIVE MY MONEY TO A DRUGGED OUT PERSON THAN SOME STUPID MORBID AND TROUBLE MAKING GROUP LIKE PETA.

2318 days ago
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Nshado    

Talk about extortion. Is PETA so sure they are morally right they have stoop to that?
Animals are raised specifically for their fur, and farm bred to eat as well. It's called domestication. So what's next?
No angora or wool cuz you have to shave a poor goat or ram and they have to go neked? No silk cuz the little worms are being kept in boxes and forced to cocoon themselves? No cotton or linen shirts cuz you're killing plants?
Get real.
When 2012 comes around and the world as you know it ends, and you have to just try to survive the old fashioned way....
You're gonna be wanting those fur coats!
Oh...I know....you're gonna go hunt down the elusive Petroleum Polyester Elk to make your clothes.
Lets see: Polyester, Rayon, Nylon just a few fabrics using Petroleum....are you fighting the fact that oil products are ruining the planet? I didn't think so.
Sneakers, coats, running and fitness clothes that aren't biodegradable ending up in the landfills so you can have the latest, greatest brand name stuff.....until you fight myriad chemicals going into the rivers, lakes and ocean from making your clothes... SHUT UP about FUR!

2318 days ago
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tom in chicago    

Don't Do It Aretha!!!
PETA is the most active Home-Grown Terrorist Cell around.
Harvey Levin has no credibility, he is a total tool for PETA!
TMZ and PETA are a JOKE!

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