Catholics hate Joanna Krupa for nude PETA ad
Model Joanna Krupa may have lost her big shot on Dancing With the Stars, but at least she had a chance at getting famous by posing with some pound puppies for a new PETA ad. So what if she's naked with angel wings for no reason and covering herself with a crucifix? Who could that offend? Well, everybody, it seems.
"It's totally inappropriate," Deal Hudson, publisher of InsideCatholic.com, told Fox411. "It's another instance of disrespect toward Christianity and another example of the kind of abuse that would never occur with any other major religion, because the outcry would be so immediate and so loud that the people behind it would immediately retreat."
Other critics aren't too happy with PETA, either.
"The fact is that cats and dogs are a lot safer in pet stores than they are in the hands of PETA employees," Catholic League president Bill Donohue said. "Moreover, pet stores don't rip off Christian iconography and engage in cheap irreligious claims."
Krupa defended her actions, pointing out her own religion and saying PETA's dog-adoption campaign is worth supporting.
"As a practicing Catholic, I am shocked that the Catholic League is speaking out against my PETA ads," the cover girl for the December issue of Playboy said in a statement."I'm doing what the Catholic Church should be doing, working to stop senseless suffering of animals, the most defenseless of God's creation."
To step back for a moment, we understand that PETA has its "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign, but what does this have to do with skinning animals? If anything, this looks like some kind of half-cocked Disney movie about an angel breaking some dogs out of an evil animal control office. We'll call it Shelter of God.