Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pickler? Really?

Wow - Kellie Pickler has been named by PETA as the sexiest vegetarian in America.

I guess that's great - I watched the season of American Idol that she was on (Chris Daltry was in her season, wasn't he?), and I'm thinking that with Pickler's grassroots appeal, and with her rural background, she could make vegetarianism popular with a swath of North Americans who otherwise would barely know what vegetarianism was all about.

Still - remembering what Pickler was like on American Idol makes me wonder how the heck SHE decided to go veggie.

Another story on the web mentions that she got some guidance with going veggie from another American Idol graduate, Carrie Underwood. I don't know anything about Underwood, but my general impression is that she's a fairly intelligent, world-aware person, so bravo - good for her for spreading the word.

The story above also mentions that Pickler learned about vegetarianism by googling around and watching PETA videos. That makes me a little nervous - PETA stuff is so unbelievably biased that they make it hard for someone with a research background to take them seriously, but oh well. To be fair, I guess we all kind of start with those videos.


Mel said...

Thank goodness I'm not the only veggie person that thinks Peta is unbelievably biased. What a sham.

Andie said...

I'm not a fan of PETA either. I have to admit it's mostly because I object to their shameless objectification of women in their ads. Is it really necessary to exploit people in order to avoid exploitation of animals?