Crank of the Week - December 1, 2009 - Joanna Krupa

Playboy cover girl and Dancing With the Stars competitor Joanna Krupa led a PETA protest recently outside a Los Angeles pet store that sells puppies. How can someone protest warm cuddly puppies? It seems that there are hundreds of puppies and dogs in city animal shelters and Ms Krupa considers it a crime to sell puppies when homeless dogs are available for adoption. At the protest, Krupa also unveiled a new racy campaign titled “Be an Angel for Animals.”

In her ad, the sexy Polish model and aspiring actress urges people to always adopt and never buy animals from a pet store or breeder. Puppies sold in pet shops typically come from “puppy mills,” where dogs are raised in cruel conditions and forced to live in tiny, filthy metal cages without any socialization or exercise. They lack proper veterinary care and are often abandoned by breeders. Plus, every puppy or kitten who is bought prevents an animal in an animal shelter from finding a home. The combination of nudity and religious symbolism has certainly gotten Joanna the publicity she was after—much of it bad.

The new PETA advertisement featuring Krupa wearing nothing but a crucifix and a seductive smile is “totally inappropriate” and exploitative of Christian symbols, critics say. Deal Hudson, publisher of InsideCatholic.com, told Fox News: “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.”

This is not the first time Krupa has gotten naked in support of a cause. She defended nudity earlier this year, claiming the human body is a work of art, and she's made it clear that she would rather go naked than wear fur. How has the model reacted to this latest criticism? She explains her stance in a statement to the press:

“It's understandable that the Catholic League is wary of another sex scandal, but the sex we're talking about pertains to dogs and cats. As a practicing Catholic, I am shocked that the Catholic League is speaking out against my PETA ads, which I am very proud of. I'm doing what the Catholic Church should be doing, working to stop senseless suffering of animals, the most defenseless of god's creation. I am a voice for innocent animals who are being neglected and dumped by the millions at shelters. In my heart I know that Jesus would never condone the suffering that results when dogs and cats are allowed to breed.”

We here at The Resilient Earth have nothing against puppies—in fact, many of us are dog lovers. And most of us have nothing against nudity either, in appropriate settings. But this is not the first time that PETA has used nudity by sexy young starlets to promote its agenda. Krupa is just the latest aspiring model/actress to join the soft-porn for PETA parade.

No one can support puppy mills and cruelty to animals but PETA's philosophy goes way beyond that. Supporting radical vegetarianism and violence against the use of experimental animals in science and health research, PETA is on the far edge of leftest causes. If an automobile or computer manufacture used naked models to sell their product they would be chastised for exploiting women, yet PETA, and evidently Krupa, see nothing wrong in getting naked for nature. For helping to show us the inconsistency of leftist thought and posing as an angel for the thugs at PETA, this Crank of the Week is yours, Joanna.