People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are keeping up their campaign against Jennifer Lopez. “When radio bigwigs read of her callousness, PETA expects her current single, ‘Hold You Down’ – which peaked at No. 64 on Billboard – will fall further down the charts,” an animal lover warned Lloyd Grove of The New York Daily News. PETA’s Dan Mathews added: “Lopez may not stop wearing fur out of concern for animals, but she may out of concern for her career.”
MTV’s ‘First Ladies’
April 5, 2005 – MTV profiled several “First Ladies” of music, including ‘American Idol’ season one champ Kelly Clarkson, named ‘First Lady of American Pop’; Jennifer Lopez, named ‘First Lady of Screen, Song & Style’; and Britney Spears, named ‘First Lady of Video Pop’. Check out the special feature, including exclusive video of the three singers, at MTV.com.
Billboard Rejects PETA’s Anti-Jennifer Lopez Ad
March 29, 2005 – The New York Daily News reports People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ hope to put a full-page anti-Jennifer Lopez ad in Billboard magazine were squashed after power publicist Nanci Ryder of Baker-Winokur-Ryder pressured the publication not to run it. “I’m doing my job, which is protecting my client,” Ryder said. Now PETA is declaring full-scale war on J.Lo, e-mailing the ad to hundreds of radio stations around the country while planning a huge protest for the ‘Monster-in-Law’ premiere.