12/11/2007

PETA Protesting Tila Tequila?

In the News...

Hollywood – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on Monday announced that it is protesting and calling for a boycott of bisexual MySpace star Tila Tequila’s reality show on MTV, where she will pick a suitor from ten men and ten women. “The exclusion of animals from this show is outrageous and offensive,” said PETA spokesperson Ashley Keighley. “We won’t stand for this bigotry.”

Called “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila,” the program has drawn huge amounts of controversy since it debuted on MTV in October. Many conservative groups have attacked MTV and Tequila for the program’s casual attitude towards “sexual deviance.”

PETA, however, is the first organization to criticize “A Shot at Love” for being too sexually timid.

“Apparently Ms. Tequila doesn’t mind if she sleeps with a man or woman, younger or older, of any ethnic background,” said Keighley at a press conference. “But you’re telling me she couldn’t find a single dog, cat, sheep, goat, or other member of the animal community potentially worthy of her affection?”

PETA has long criticized broadcast and cable TV networks for underrepresenting animals on TV, noting that while non-humans make up 91% of the nation’s population, they have only 1.5% of all television roles.

“A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila” is the first specific program PETA has gone after, however, Keighley said the group’s concern started when MTV promoted Tequila’s openness to loving “anyone and everyone” and then grew when the group found out two spin-offs are being developed, neither of which will include animals.

“All we’re asking for is one reality show in which animals are considered just as worthy of love as publicity seeking reality show whores,” said Keighley. “It would do so much to promote awareness of animal rights in this country.”

Tequila said she wanted to include animals amongst the contestants she would choose from on her show, but MTV rejected the idea due to what a memo called “cultural sensitivity and legal concerns.” A spokesperson for MTV declined to comment.

Source: Dateline Hollywood

It should be noted that Gil Cunha and Ben Fritz are the editor/writers behind Dateline Hollywood, comedy writers who have done a superb job of satirizing the insanity of the entertainment industry. Their frequently hilarious parody articles are what you might expect if you combined The Onion with Entertainment Weekly. It should be noted that The Onion has frequently written their own take on PETA's all too often inept efforts.


For those who really need to know, Tila Tequila is the stage name of Tila Nguyen, an American model, entertainer, and singer residing in West Hollywood, California. She is known for her appearances in Stuff, Maxim, Time, Penthouse, her role as host of the Fuse TV show Pants-Off Dance-Off and her position as the most popular artist on MySpace (according to page views) as of April 2006. She was raised in Houston, Texas. Her MTV show A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila premiered on October 9, 2007.

Tila's Official Website, where you can join Tila's posse, view photos and videos and see why PETA is so upset with her.

8 comments:

Bad Bill said...

This is too funny, my friend!

Think that you are in top form with this one. Corect me if I'm wrong, but could this site of Tila Tequila's actually be one of those funny Buzznet sites that pop up from time to time? If so, then maybe I should just sign up there and see if they'll accomodate an old fart like me.

Will be sending you something special from Italy or Greece very soon. Our mutual friend says to send you her very best regards and we both wish you and your boy the best of the holiday season.

Marvelous post - keep it up!

Anonymous said...

That's a great idea-promote traveling celebrities adopting pets they have no time for. Get real PETA.

Jenn said...

This is RIDICULOUS! PETA wants a reality show about animals, huh? MAYBE THEY SHOULD DO A SHOW ABOUT HOW THEY KILL ANIMALS. It's true - just google it.

VERY ANNOYEED! said...

WOW!!! this is RETARDED!
LIKE SERIOUSLY!
Why is PETA screaming at things jsut cause they dont have animals!
Like they might as well go yell at everyone in the world who doesnt own a pet.
it's Dumb. It's a show about Love or whatever and it doesnt have to have any fucking animals in it!
Like seriously.
Next thing you know,
People will start casting alot more animals in roles and peta will then be after them becasue of "Animal Cruelty" for overworking the animals and putting them in roles that "stress" them.
Like no ones gonna listen to Peta if they continue to talk about nonsense like this shit.
They should stick to REAL matters not stupid petty matters like "ANIMALS ARENT FAMOUS ENOUGH"!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roxy the Killer said...

To the previous commentators...
This article is fake.
It's obviously a joke--- You can search PETA.org. There isn't one article on Tila Tequila, much less one which complains about animals not being on her show. Also, PETA tends to be against media exploitation of animals, and is definitely against any form of bestiality.
Do your homework, people :-/

JargonTalk said...

Roxy, the article isn't a fake, it's a parody! I think that most of the others here already understood that.

Please take a moment to visit http://datelinehollywood.com/ and you'll see that they write satire. Thought that I had already covered that in my original article, but maybe not well enough.

Human said...

Oooh, "hahha", they are joking about having sex with animals... And an organization solely based on treating animals ethically is condoning it. "Hilarious". ....The PETA/ animal sex joke doesn't surprise me as much (Southpark also made fun of the successful organization), as much as the IDIOT comments who BELIEVE THIS ARTICLE. How out of touch are they? Really? Do you live under a rock? You all REALLY think that an ANIMAL RIGHTS group is ANGRY that Tila Tequila isn't f***ing animals? Unbelievable stupidity. What a great demographic this website has.

Clown said...

wow PETA shut the f*ck up. 1st of all. you kill more animals then the ASPCA or w/e its called. and 2nd WHY THE HELL DO YOU PROMOTE HOMOBEASTIALITY???(or w/e the fu*k its called idk. ITS DISGUSTING!

stfu. this is a bullsh*t argument that animals arent on the show.