*Animal rights activists are saying that Janet Jackson should know better than to associate herself with the dark side so the speak as the singer/actress has signed on as the new face of fur firm BlackGlama

“Surely she knows enough about suffering and unjustified death to recognize that both occur in the production of a fur coat,” a spokeswoman for PETA said.

The organization wasted no time condemning Jackson after she was announced as the new ‘What Becomes a Legend Most?’ spokesmodel for the fur firm on Thursday (July 15)

“It’s amazing what celebrities will do when their careers are on a downslide, but we didn’t think that Janet was this desperate,” said PETA spokeswoman Amanda Schinke. “Surely she knows enough about suffering and unjustified death to recognize that both occur in the production of a fur coat. We are asking her to think again and to donate these stolen skins to be used as bedding for animals orphaned by other human-caused disasters, such as loss of habitat.”

By the way, the ads, featuring Jackson captured by top photographer Rocco Laspata, will run in top glossy magazines like Vanity Fair, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar later this year. Jackson will also appear on a BlackGlama Billboard above Times Square in New York City.