It's not a Grammy or an Oscar, but Janet Jackson and Kim Kardashian are receiving a special award this year. For the first time, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has handed out their "Celebrity Grinch Awards," with Kardashian and Jackson named as the first recipients.
Jackson was criticized for collaborating with Blackglama, a brand which advertises garments made from the "highest quality mink in the world," the Telegraph's fashion blog reports.
In their blog post announcing the "Grinch" award winners, PETA poked fun at more than just her love of fur:
"When Janet Jackson had her infamous "wardrobe malfunction" during the Super Bowl, at least the flesh that popped into view was her own--unlike the stolen animal skins that she drapes herself with, which are as dead as her taste in fashion (not to mention her career). Ms. Jackson, you're just plain nasty."
Kardashian was also singled out for her love of fur, and PETA also took the opportunity to criticize her recent nuptials.
"Some have speculated that Kim Kardashian's wedding to NBA forward Kris Humphries was fake. Too bad the socialite princess doesn't have the same enthusiasm for faking her fur. Unlike her sweet sister Khloe, who starred in her own PETA anti-fur ad, Kim just can't seem to divorce herself from fur and say 'I do' to a kind and kompassionate wardrobe."
This isn't the fist time the Kardashian clan member has been slammed by the animal rights organization for fashion choices.
Recently, PETA mounted a billboard in Beverly Hills with a question for the star: "KIM: These babies miss their mother. Is she on your back?"
"Kim knows that animals on fur farms are beaten, electrocuted, and often skinned alive," PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange wrote in a statement on their website. "We've explained it to her, and she's watched a video expose that was filmed inside fur farms. When Kim is ready to put an end to her relationship with fur, PETA will be happy to take her discards and donate them to the homeless."