Ellen: animal lover or not?

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I guess it causes a lot of public confusion why some celebrities we all know (and perhaps some of us look up to them) advocate for some idea and yet at the same time contradict it.

A good example of such a case would be the well-known American comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres. Most of us know her from her The Ellen DeGeneres Show . You have probably seen her multiple times in TV commercials for Covergirl, which is a make-up brand, that is widely available in grocery stores and drugstores.

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Watch the video down below how Ellen promotes a new Covergirl mascara on her show:

Image source: Ulta.com
Image source: Ulta.com

Now, Covergirl’s parent company is Procter and Gamble. Who according to usatoday.com owns 43 beauty brands:

In a massive $15 billion deal, Procter & Gamble (PG) announced Thursday that it is spinning off 43 beauty brands including its CoverGirl cosmetics, Wella hair-care and fragrance businesses.

Proctor and Gamble has always been known for its unethical ways related to animal testing, even though the company constantly assures that they are open to incorporating more alternative methods in producing beauty products:

We do not test our products or ingredients on animals anywhere in the world unless required by law. We are working hard to make it obsolete. Therefore, we’ve developed over 50 alternative, non-animal testing methods, and have invested more than $380 million in finding alternatives and getting them accepted by regulators around the world.

According to ethicalconsumer.org Procter and Gamble got the worst rating available due to their animal testing policy:

In August 2015 Ethical Consumer viewed Procter and Gamble’s website for the company’s policy on animal testing. A statement called ‘Animal Welfare and Alternatives’ was found which stated “We do not test our products or ingredients on animals anywhere in the world unless required by law. We will continue to develop non-animal alternative tests, and work with regulators around the world to ultimately end testing involving animals.” However the company did not appear to have a fixed cut off date and was still using animal tests in order to sell products in various countries. Procter and Gamble therefore received Ethical Consumer’s worst rating for its animal testing policy.

The confusion arises as most of us know that Ellen actually comes off as an advocate for animals. She supported multiple fundraisers and even went vegan. Read more about it here.

Watch the video down below, where Ellen interviews Wayne Pacelle, President of the Humane Society in the US:


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Image source: ellentv.com

People keep addressing this issue on various social media outlets, hoping Ellen will see their concern and perhaps clarify her stance on animal cruelty.



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