Thursday, December 25, 2003
In an attempt to link milk drinking with obesity, PETA runs an advert with the image of rotund British comedian Bernard Manning with a milk mustache -- without his permission. PETA says "Bernard Manning is the perfect parody figure for a milk-industry poster child because of his jokes about white supremacy." To which Manning replies, "I'm diabetic. I don't drink milk. I don't know what they're talking about."
As for charges of racism, well, Manning is a real piece of work. On a BBC documentary on Mother Teresa, he managed to squeeze in a mention of some of Adolph Hitler's good works. What a bastard.
How any of this relates to milk is anyone's guess.