Boycott the circus!

… but send in the clowns

Boycott the circus!Entertainment is full of aspiring actresses trying to find the side door to success by way of dubious career choices. This route is usually an express lane to no where, but occasionally it takes you onto the fast lane, as in the case of Olivia Munn. Olivia is best known for an internet podcast called Attack of the Show. It’s funny. clever and less popular than The Young Turks. The main job perk was getting swag when stuff got reviewed.

wrong turn onto the fast lane

Then, one day and quite by accident Olivia pinged on the radar. AOTS did a Wonder Woman sketch featuring Olivia. The combination of a fresh faced cute chick in cosplay gear fired young men’s imaginations and Olivia had ingredient one for a breakthrough – buzz. Soon she was to find herself in Maxim’s Top 100 – at 98 or 99. Pretty good for a nobody. That must’ve been the time that the movie offers started in because Olivia is currently wrapping one movie and set to play the Wasp in an upcoming Batman! Nice work if you can get it.

ego trips and other occupational hazards

Well plumb rolls are only part of the whole celebrity trip. There’s also the hype. Olivia should be an expert on this, having worked in the media, but she’s not. In fact she recently let ambition get the better of good sense – an occupational hazard with celebrities, when she attended a PETA function.

cause celeb

PETA is one of those cause celebs. Actors and actresses used to get involved to add some credibility to their image, back when PETA had some credibility. Then PETA tried to gain a higher profile by attacking a group that knows more about hype than they do – the fashion industry. They began dumping sacks of flour over any famous person they caught in animal skins, like Lindsay Lohan.

fashion fights back

PETA would’ve fared better if they’d concentrated on the east coast seal hunt or something because the fashion industry began using their media contacts to fight back. Reports came out about PETA’s ‘insincerity’: they euthanize over 98% of animals in their care – and explained that one by saying that they’re not about animals but about raising consciousness and issues. Some of their workers also got caught stuffing bags of dead cats into dumpsters. PETA responded with their George Clooney flavored tofu media blitz!

you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs

Now that doesn’t stop PETA from acting like they still have credibility, nor does it stop junior glitterati (D Listers) from glomming on to them. Eager young d listers might have learned from Pamela Anderson who attached herself to PETA for years. When the chips were down though she had to give them a rest and go back to dropping her drawers and flashing her boobs in public to make a living. Pam is also celebrating her new fragrance which may or may not be animal tested.

failure is not an option, only an inevitablity

Just because something doesn’t work is no reason not to give it a chance – unless you’re interested in results or anything. Perhaps that’s why Ms. Munn recently doffed her duds for PETA (in their ironically entitled “Boycott the circus” campaign) in an attempt to scale the heady heights of the entertainment industry. She even appeared nude (rather than naked: one shows everything while the other reveals nothing) in one of their adds.

old enough to know better, but young enough o keep trying

Fine and well. You can forgive a young actress for not knowing better – about PETA I mean, dropping your drawers in a good cause is okay. Well Olivia added one mistake to another by continuing to let ambition get the better of poor judgment. She showed up at their event to hype her poster wearing of all things leather boots! Here are some pix by way of celeblog Oh No They Didn’t:

olivia munn peta leather boots
boycott the circus

the wheel is crooked and it’s the only show in town

Those little things are bound to be picked up on and especially when there are a thousand or so cameras pointed at you. When asked whether the shoes were leather Olivia responded “No they’re not”. PETA tried – unsuccessfully – for a little more finesse. They pointed out in their official release on the incident that it wasn’t an anti leather campaign! Quit right. It was an anti circus campaign, and PETA is part of the biggest circus in town, the entertainment industry. I wonder when people will get around to boycotting that?


Entertainment ain’t the only fucked up business. Just hit the link for the Goldman Sacks hearings. If that’s too much then divert yourself with the following celebrity rogues’ gallery:

Celebrities

Britney Spears
Britney Spears
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian
Heidi Montag
Heidi Montag
Zac Efron
Zac Efron
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus
Spencer Pratt
Spencer Pratt
Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert
Taylor Lautner
Taylor Lautner
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Kate Gosselin
Kate Gosselin
Crystal Bowersox
Crystal Bowersox
Michelle McGee
Michelle McGee
Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth
Ali Fedotowsky
Ali Fedotowsky
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