Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen released a $16,900 fur patchwork backpack. I think they were rebounding from The Row’s alligator backpack, which despite the $34,000 price tag flew off the shelves. I doubt they imagined they would end up as stars of PETA’s Full House of Horrors video.
Wondering why PETA may get away with making this video although the creators of Full House (likely) did not agree to such use? Well, copying is permissible if it is excused through a defense like fair use (discussed here), independent creation or if only unprotectable elements are copied.
Here, PETA’s Trollsen twins campaign is a clear parody.* If you think PETA, in all of its fur fury, may have taken too much of the orginal Full House show I want to point you to when 2 Live Crew did a parody of Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman.”**
The bloody mess of a dress is definitely a Carrie at Prom look but also somewhat of a July 4th look. So, if you have to go to work and you’re wondering what to wear to celebrate July 4th, perhaps my PETA styling will motivate you.
Me: Gucci; M-K: Design by PETA 🙂
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** The court held that even though 2 Live Crew’s parody took the first line of lyrics and characteristic opening bass riff from the original and therefore made the heart of the original the heart of the parody, this was purposely done “to purloin a substantial portion of the essence of the original” Campbell, 510 U.S. at 587