Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are on the receiving end of a new attack Web site by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), for “ignoring pleas to stop wearing fur and using it in their fashion collection.”
The “Trollsen Twins” campaign, which renames the 21-year-old stars “Hairy Kate and Trashly” and was created by the PETA’s youth group peta2, includes a print ad and a Web site.
The site, unveiled on Tuesday, features an interactive game where visitors can dress the twins in assorted dead animals and a video that uses footage from “Full House.” The group said the video contains information on how to “get through to the ethically challenged 21-year-olds,” adding that their “hearts are apparently as nutrition-starved as the rest of their bodies.”
In the video, an actor playing a time traveller visits the Tanner home in San Francisco and encourages the rest of the cast to kick Michelle — played by the twins — out of the house. Splicing his image inside the set of the hit ABC show, the wisecracking visitor succeeds after filling the family in on future events involving the actresses.
“I know it wasn’t easy kicking Michelle out of the house,” the actor said. “But the Tanners can’t be responsible for raising a pair of trashy fur hags as the Olsen Twins.”
In a statement, peta2′s Assistant Director of Youth Campaigns Dan Shannon tried to explain the group’s motive for targeting the Olsens.
“No one would argue that Mary-Kate and Ashley could use some meat on their bones, but the last thing they need is hair on their backs — especially when it belongs to someone else,” Shannon said. “These two are a couple of real lightweights when it comes to both taste and compassion.”
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