Once-smoking hot Brigitte Bardot now burns with righteous indignation

Sixties screen siren-turned- animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot has opened her famous mouth (which now sports a suspiciously plump upper lip) to join in the outcry against Sarah Palin.

Bardot wrote an attention-grabbing open letter directed at Palin, calling the Republican vice presidential candidate "disconcertingly stupid" as well as a "disgrace to women."

She didn’t stop there. Bardot called out Palin’s pro-Arctic drilling stance, lack of support for protecting polar bears, and her denial of man’s responsibility in global warming. "You alone represent a terrible threat, a true environmental catastrophe….This shows your total lack of responsibility, your inability to protect or simply respect animal life."

Brigitte also took issue with the oft-quoted "lipstick on a pitbull" Palin comparison. "I know dogs well and I can assure you that no pitbull, no dog, nor any other animal is as dangerous as you are."

Ms. Bardot has supported animal rights since 1962, when during a TV appearance, she decried the slaughter of animals. In 1976, she joined Brian Davis to launch a worldwide campaign against clubbing Canadian baby seals, a practice which has made a tragic return following a 15-year moratorium. Her Brigitte Bardot Foundation numbers 57,000 in its supporters. Among its accomplishments, the foundation operates a Veterinary mobile clinic in Eastern Europe to help control the stray dog and cat population, supports koalas via an animal sanctuary in Australia, built a water basin for buffaloes in an arid area of India, reintroduced gazelles to the wild in Senegal, and relocated 12 endangered elephants to a safe reserve in South Africa.

As previously noted in this blog, numerous celebrities are speaking out against the controversial Republican vice presidential candidate, but not all of Ms. Bardot’s opinions are as popular or progressive as her Palin railin’. Earlier this year, she was fined for inciting racial hatred after declaring she "had enough" of the Muslim presence in France. This was the most recent of four such fines following anti-gay and racial remarks. Quel horreur!

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