PETA slogan says Clay is “neutered,” blames it on his killed-a-kitten comment.

PETA slogan says Clay is “neutered,” blames it on his killed-a-kitten comment.
PETA’s newest advertising campaign features Triumph the Insult Comic Dog promoting neutering–by way of saying that it “didn’t hurt Clay Aiken” to have his balls cut off. PETA attributes the slogan, “Get Neutered–It Didn’t Hurt Clay Aiken,” to Triumph, a puppet, but says the organization “didn’t object because Aiken recently told Rolling Stone, ‘I think cats are Satan. There’s nothing worse to me than a house cat. When I was about 16, I had a kitten and ran over it.’ PETA deals with dozens of cases of cruelty to cats every week and knows firsthand how damaging statements like this can be–impressionable kids often mimic what their ‘idols’ do.” PETA doesn’t offer evidence that Clay is actually ball-less. New gossip maven Lloyd Grove gets a quote from Clay’s PR rep (ooh, scoop! go Lloyd), who says, “I’m taken aback by this a little bit. Is this a joke? I thought their whole idea is to reach out to millions of people–half of which are Clay Aiken fans.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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