Our beloved Dorothy Zbornak — a devoted animal rights activist — is making a posthumous appearance in the latest ad from the fur-hating zealots at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
PETA is bringng actress Bea Arthur back to life almost a year to the day of her death in a new campaign promo sticking it to McDonald’s.
A photograph of Bea appears next to this headline: “McCruelty. It’s enough to make Bea Arthur roll over in her grave.” The bold print in followed by a pro-animal monologue that begins with the words: “Death couldn’t stop this Golden Girl from fighting the Golden Arches’ cruel slaughter practices….”
The late sitcom legend “was a staunch supporter of PETA’s initiatives against so-called factory farming techniques and she will be the public face of an effort in that campaign to be aimed at McDonald’s. A photograph of Ms. Arthur is to appear in the ad next to this headline: ‘McCruelty. It’s enough to make Bea Arthur roll over in her grave,’” The New York Times said Thursday.
“When she was alive, Bea Arthur was one of PETA’s most stalwart supporters, and nowâ€”through a provocative campaign that PETA is launching thanks to a bequest in her willâ€”Bea will remain an activist even in death,” a PETA spokesperson remarked in a presser this morning.
Arthur, best known as star of the hit TV comedies Maude and The Golden Girls, died of cancer last April 25.