Just as Mr. Blackwell spared Britney Spears from his annual and infamous worst-dressed list, PETA has pulled the troubled pop star from their style poll.
Spears was leading PETA’s recently launched worst-dressed celebrity poll, but organizers have removed her from the running in light of her hospitalization over the weekend.
“At this point, Britney needs a break ï¿½ from everybody. Maybe when her head is clear, she’ll have a change of heart about wearing fur. If not, we’ll be back biting at her heels,” PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews said in a statement.
Kate Moss is now in the lead as polling continues ï¿½ “Nothing completes the transition from supermodel to super tramp like a fur coat,” said Mathews.
Victoria Beckham, Amy Winehouse and Mary-Kate Olsen rounded out Blackwell’s top three offenders, while PETA’s list includes fur wearers Lindsay Lohan, Kate Bosworth, Jamie Foxx, Kid Rock, Mary J. Blige, Eva Longoria, the Olsen twins and Vanessa Williams.
Mr Blackwell said: “I felt that it was inappropriate at this time to make comment, when her personal life is in such upheaval. I hope 2008 is a better year for her.”