Tiger Woods PETA Billboard Controversy
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans to perch a controversial new billboard starring scandal-scarred sex machine Tiger Woods near the shamed golfer’s estate in suburban Orlando.
On Wednesday, the animal rights group unveiled plans to use Tiger’s likeness on a billboard that reads: “Too Much Sex Can Be a Bad Thing … For Little Tigers Too. Help Keep Your Cats (and Dogs) Out of Trouble: Always Spay or Neuter! PETA.” The ad — which is a part of PETA’s campaign to encourage pet owners to spay and neuter their animals — could go up near Woods’ Isleworth home in Windermere.
More than a dozen women have come forward, claiming they had affairs with Woods, including a porn star who said she was twice impregnated by the golfing great. Despite being chided by The White House after using First Lady Michelle Obama’s likeness without permission in a 2009 advertisement, PETA says they didn’t ask for Tiger’s approval on the billboard. PETA bosses say the irony of using Tiger in an animal birth control ad was “too good to pass up.”
“Tiger has no formal affiliation with the organization and has not previewed or endorsed the ad but the image and the idea were too good to pass up when it comes to helping find homes for animals who will otherwise be left out in the cold,” PETA Executive Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch in a statement. “People can hit a hole-in-one for their animals by having them spayed and neutered. The millions of cats and dogs born each year in this country without good homes to go to don’t make tabloid headlines, but their suffering is 100 percent real.”