It was bound to happen: Aretha Franklin slammed Beyoncé for not showing her a little respect, and PETA has returned the favor by slamming Aretha for wearing a fur coat to the Grammys. PETA decided to take advantage of the storm of controversy surrounding Aretha by sending copies of a letter to the press and referring to the queen as ‘a clown.’ In the letter to Franklin, PETA spokesperson Dan Matthews wrote:

“Music lovers may think of you as a ‘queen,’ but to animal lovers, you are a court jester. I’m sorry, Aretha, but your furs make you look like a clown. Why not shed the old-fashioned look that adds pounds to your frame and detracts from your beautiful voice? Please consider donating your furs to the homeless as ‘queen of compassion,’ Mariah Carey, did. You’ll get a tax credit for the donation, and we at PETA will all sing your praises.”

Dan Mathews
Vice President
PETA (Source)