PETA’s statement on the death of Anna Nicole Smith, “a long-time vegetarian who had slimmed down into a stunning beauty when she stopped eating meat,” might have elicited a few snorts. The fantastic news is that vegetarians can now rejoice that certain “substances” are PETA-approved! And while many perky veg-evangelicals are happy to point out their clear skin, healthy hair, and high energy, a slurred “Like my body?” might now be added to the mix.
To be fair, the death of Anna Nicole Smith, who participated in campaigns against Iams animal tests and fur, is sad news. Like Jayne Mansfield, another chihuahua-toting tragic blonde, she leaves a small child behind, Dannielynn Hope. Let’s hope that Dannielynn, like Jayne Mansfield’s daughter, Mariska Hargitay, grows up to form a niche for herself, perhaps even starring in Law & Order: Hovercraft.