Excuse us, Morrissey, but it looks like you’ve got a little something stuck up there…
Former The Smith‘s singer Morrissey donned a feline in hopes of helping to curb animal over-population. In an accompanying statement he explains that, “Despite the fact that they’re incredibly intelligent, animals unfortunately haven’t yet worked out how to slip on a rubber,” and that over-breeding leads to too-full shelters. “Please do the right thing,” the vegan and animal rights activist begs, encouraging pet owners to spay or neuter their animals while a real, live cat sits atop his head. The whole thing’s a little confounding and pretty silly, but it did get our attention just as a good ad should.
Controversial as the PETA may be, we can’t help but love their ads, Morrissey’s being only the most recent. Click through to see our five favorites that feature musicians:
5. Joss Stone
British soul virtue calls on the Queen’s Guards to swap their bear-fur caps for something perhaps synthetic in her ad. Naked and hugging a teddy bear in front of a big ole’ Union Jack, she suggests “Bear hugs, not caps.”
4. Dave Navarro
SFW, thanks to two strategically held hands: The 42-year-old Jane’s Addiction rocker stripped down to his tatts (and duel nipple piercings) to encourage you to “Be comfortable in your own skin, and let animals keep theirs.” Navarro confessed to wearing fur in the past, but says he does his best avoid it these days. “It’s really very, very simple to just support something or buy something that doesn’t brutalize animals like this,” he explains. Sounds reasonable!
3. Justin Bieber
It’s funny, there aren’t any actual animals in this one, just a shaggy haired Bieber riffing on his own song to let you know that “Animals Can Make U Smile.” Would it have been too cute to give him a floppy puppy to hold? Probably.
The hardest-partying pop star in all the land thinks that Canada’s nightlife rules, but that “Canada’s Club Scene Sucks.” Joined by an adorable white seal, her ad calls for an end to the cruel and wasteful clubbing of baby seals. Animals R Who They R, too, you know.
1.Waka Flocka Flame
The Brick Squad rapper and anti-bullying advocate has been featured in three equally awe-inspiring ads. There is his “Be Comfortable In Your Own Skin and Let Animals Keep Theirs” series, which includes an illicit poster that gives the finger to fur traders and another that bares an all nude save for the ink-and-chains Waka. And then there is that anti-animal bullying campaign, which features him puppy-eyed with a sad eyed-puppy in his arms. “No matter how you feel, animal ain’t gonna cure you out, an animal ain’t gonna curse you, he ain’t show you nothing but love,” he says, in a heart-melting accompanying video of him and the puppies. “Animals is just like you, so be cautious with what you do.” Aww!