By SHARMILA NAIR
OKAY, let’s be honest here. How many of you squealed in excitement when you heard that Kim Kardashian had a bag of flour thrown at her? Well, I sure did. *guilty look*
It really was an immature thing to do, but one can’t help but feel erm … gleeful that something as embarrassing as that happened to one of the annoying Kardashian sisters.
From many people’s point of view, the ubiquitous reality star had it coming for a long, long time which is why some of them are rallying behind the perpetrator and hailing her as a “brave soul”.
What they don’t know is that the so-called-brave (and in reality, silly) woman now faces criminal charges from Kardashian. She believes that the woman who threw the flour at her shouldn’t get off scot-free and that she should be accountable for her actions.
Kardashian probably wants to send a message to other “brave souls” out there that she is not one to sit around and be bullied.
She is not the first celebrity ever to get “attacked” with flour. Lindsay Lohan, too, found herself covered with the white substance a few years back in Paris.
It was later revealed that Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) was behind the Lohan flour-bomb incident. Right after the attack, a Peta spokesperson said, “There is nothing remotely ‘fashionable’ about the torture and death of animals killed for fur. Lindsay Lohan might be able to ignore images of bloody animals skinned alive for their pelts, but we hope a dash of flour will help her rise to the occasion and forsake fur once and for all.”
Lohan’s partner at the time, Samantha Ronson, then took to her blog to vent her frustration over Peta’s guerilla tactics in promoting the prevention of animal cruelty.
She wrote: “Peta should focus their efforts on educating people on what they believe are injustices instead of seeking press via harassing those in the limelight. I received an apology too many days late from the Peta folks (the blog removal was too little too late) and today I’m p***** at the bag of flour thrown on Lindsay last night. Not because I got powdered down, but because the girl who threw it acted like an animal herself. I take that back, it’s an insult to animals to group her in with them, my dog is FAR more civilised than that person. I would have more respect for them if they didn’t use other people to get their point across. Lindsay, Mary Kate, Ashley Olsen, Anna Wintour and the rest of the targeted celebrities aren’t the problem, I’m pretty sure they’re not the only ones wearing fur, in fact, they should be appreciated by Peta for giving them a target. If it weren’t for them, who would get them press?”
While many people were quick to blame Peta for the latest Kardashian scandal, the group however denied any involvement with the incident.
Nevertheless, in a statement released to Gossip Cop, they said: “Peta has tried everything from polite letters to public protests, but Kim Kardashian has not been moved by the news that animals are beaten, electrocuted, and even skinned alive for real fur garments.”
What is ironic is that Kim’s own sister, Khloe was once involved in Peta’s “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign.
There was even an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians on Khloe’s involvement, remember? The one in which Bruce Jenner called Khloe fat and she flipped.
In a statement on Peta’s website, Khloe, who posed nude for the campaign’s poster, said that she had no idea what happened to animals killed for their fur until she watched the videos by Peta.
“The videos are so graphic but they are so necessary for people to watch. I’m so grateful that I did get the opportunity to see them. I had no idea that’s how these animals are treated.”
Of course, fur-wearer Kim was not around to see the video. (Khloe has since a change of mind regarding Peta after the Kim-got-floured episode. She said on her official website, “I just received word that the woman responsible has very close ties to Peta despite Peta publicly stating otherwise. Not only has Peta lied to the public, but they have proved that they support this kind of behavior. We all need to practice what we preach. I will still continue to NOT wear fur, but I will no longer support Peta. Bullying and harassment is NEVER a solution, and I won’t be a part of any organisation that thinks otherwise.”)
There are some parties who claim that Peta often oversteps its boundaries and comes up with ridiculous accusations. Like the time when they pounced on poor, ditzy Jessica Simpson for wearing a T-shirt that said “Real Girls Eat Meat”.
Poor Simpson, she was probably just hungry and was craving for some Texas-sized steak. Peta however, came up with a really rude statement urging Simpson to become a vegetarian to increase her brain power. “The woman who thought that Buffalo ‘wings’ came from buffalos would benefit from some good veggie brain food,” the group’s spokesperson said.
Sharm says: People, leave them animals alone. Be comfortable in your own skin and not that of some poor animal.