PETA has given the crown of worst dressed celebrity of the year to Miss Aretha Franklin. Lauren already talked about how Queen of Soul is notorious for mistreating her ladies, but apparently she's also notorious for mistreating animals via wearing fur. PETA says, "How 'bout some R-E-S-P-E-C-T for animals? Aretha, when you waddled into the Grammys in yet another vulgar fur, you looked as if you were going to perform 'I Am the Walrus' by the Beatles. You might be a queen, but you don't know jack about compassion."

And that's not once, but twice in the past month that they have attacked Aretha for her weight. PETA recently sent her an open letter saying, "Music lovers may think of you as a 'queen,' but to animal lovers, you are a court jester . . . Why not shed the old-fashioned look that adds pounds to your frame and detracts from your beautiful voice?"

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Really, was it necessary to bring up Aretha's extra poundage? I think PETA could get their point across without going there.

Coming in as runners up on PETA's annual worst dress online poll are Lindsay Lohan, Eva Longoria, Kylie Minogue, Kate Moss and Marilyn Manson. Respectively, PETA calls Lindsay Lohan "skanky," Kate Moss is a "super tramp" and Eva Longoria is a "streetwalker."

I guess PETA just wanted to remind us why they aren't known for their subtleness. Remember their parody of the Olsen's? They have a whole website called "Meet the Trollsen Twins."

Really, I think it's silly that PETA thinks attacking celebs will stop them from wearing fur. Don't get me wrong, I'm not big on wearing anything that was once cute and furry either. Cruelty to animals is not the answer, but nor is cruelty to celebrities. Make love, not war, PETA!