Aretha Franklin Crowned the Queen on PETA's 2008 Worst-Dressed Celebrities List

Has been criticized for wearing fur coat at the Grammys, Aretha Franklin topped the annual PETA's list for Worst Dressed Celebrities.

AceShowbiz - Was slammed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for her wardrobe choice at the recent Grammys, Aretha Franklin has been awarded with the title of Worst-Dressed Celebrity of 2008 by the animal rights organization. The so called queen of soul has been crowned the queen on PETA's 2008 Worst-Dressed Celebrities List.

PETA's vice president, Dan Matthews, lashed out at the legendary songstress after she was spotted sporting a fur coat at the Grammys back on February 10. "Music lovers may think of you as a 'queen,' but to animal lovers, you are a court jester," Matthews wrote in his letter to Aretha. "I'm sorry, Aretha, but your furs make you look like a clown."

Matthews, furthermore, wrote "Why not shed the old-fashioned look that adds pounds to your frame and detracts from your beautiful voice? Won't you donate your furs to the poor 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."

No comment from Aretha nor her people concerning the worst dressed title addressed to the star.

Also included in PETA's list of Worst-Dressed Celebrities of 2008 are rocker Marilyn Manson, actress-singer Lindsay Lohan, Eva Longoria, Kate Moss, and Kylie Minogue.

Visit PETA's Fur Is Dead to see more on what is written about each of the celebrities. PETA, moreover, also asks individuals to vote for the worst-dressed celebrities.

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