Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The winner of today's politically incorrect award... Miki Mizuno

by Chris MaGee

With major Hollywood celebrities contributing nearly nude "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" ads to major magazines and fashion shows featuring fur-clad models routinely being protested by members of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) you'd think that actresses would steer clear of sporting a mink coat or a chinchilla wrap on the red carpet. Okay there's Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez, but Japanese actress Miki Mizuno (above right) has one-upped those divas.

The "Sasori" and "Carved: A Slit-Mouthed Woman" star was named along with Japanese boxer Masato (above left) as the annual spokespeople for The Fur Association of Japan. Both were gifted with ¥5 million (approx. $64,000 CDN) worth of fur coats and jackets, some of which they modeled for photographers at a ceremony held in Tokyo on Wednesday. "This is the fur of a lifetime that I've always wanted to have at some point," gushed Mizuno to reports... right before they sat down to a meal of dolphin and whale meat and a quick seal hunt (or maybe not).

Mizuno-san, watch out! I think that's a naked Pam Anderson with a bucket of red paint behind you!

Thanks to Variety Japan for the story and Oricon for the photo.

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