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According to a recent Gallup poll, 96 percent of Americans oppose cruelty to animals, and it shows in Americans’ decision to shun fur.
If fur is becoming more prevalent, it’s because the market is being flooded by cheap imports from China, now that their industry is booming and trade restrictions had been lifted.
The fur trade is a violent, bloody industry. Trapping, beating, drowning, and ripping animals' skins from their backs simply for vanity is absolutely indefensible.
There is no beauty in animal cruelty.
Fur is only worn by a very visible cult of pretentious fashion editors, but for the general public, fur remains about as popular as a cold sore.
Fur Farm Case
There is video footage documenting cruel industry practices captured on fur farms all over the United States. What they’ve found, across the board, is that animals raised for their fur are kept in tiny, filthy cages for months or even years before they are killed, where they often go insane from deprivation. Many of the animals are electrocuted by inserting a rod into the rectum and with the flip of a switch, 240 volts literally burn the insides of the animals. The animal convulses, shakes, and often cries before dying of heart attack.
It takes more than 15 times the energy to produce a farmed-fur coat than a synthetic-fur coat, and the chemicals used to prevent animals’ flesh from rotting after it is turned into a coat or trim are highly toxic and carcinogenic.
The fixatives and other chemicals used to treat animal skins are highly toxic and carcinogenic.
As one of my guilty pleasures of mindless 'entertainment', I typically enjoy the hipocrisy of some of the women on these kinds of shows. However, in my opinion, Joanna takes the cake for OH so many reasons, but in this diatribe I shall try to stick to just one subject, and briefly; PETA.
So, she's drunk...er ...I mean pained byt he fact that people wear fur yet she has (designer) shoes belts and handbags made out of leather. What about silk, angora, wool and down? Do any of these animal bi-products grace her home?
While I'm at it, someone apparently needs to point out to Joanna that probably most, if not all of her make up is tested on animals. Check the sources on PETA.org for the majority of the truth, but since I am 'connected' to the science world and many of the companies listed, I know for a fact they test on animals.
Next? Cameos? Made out of shells, probably homes to hermit crabs or other orphaned sea life. Her nails? Mani pedis typically include gelatin of some sort, known to us laymen as 'Jell-o". Now, do you really want to know what's in that? ...didn't think so....
joanna this ad was hilarious, i get it. but you know hollyweird and the paps they are gonna check you story out when you call attention to yourself. so i wont beat you up for the rabbit fur. but you should just tell folks you used to break the rules and you've changed. lol
I get why u think people should not wear fur but getting mad at ur friends about was too much.You can stop wearing fur but not everyone.
Joanna, Above you are quoted as saying "I believe karma will get each and every one of them for hurting God's creatures. I am against any type of cruelty to animals." Really????? How can that be? I totally agree with you on the subject of fur. However, do you eat meat? Based on episodes I've watched and interviews you have given, the answer to my question is yes! Why is it okay to eat an animal but not wear it? Are you aware of the slater procedures? Maybe before you become holier than thou with Marysol for wearing fur you should do further research on the meals you're consuming. By the way.....I'm not a hypocrite.....I don't eat meat and I don't wear fur!!!!
I'm shocked to see so many negative comments when you are obviously a very caring and passionate human being. Not to say you don't have issues containing your temper but I too lose it when I see friends wearing fur. I cannot fathom how it does not sicken them....I am sure that are well aware how the fur was retrieved. You're great Joanna and worlds more authentic than the other shallow women on the show. Ignore the nagative comments.
There's nothing wrong with being tough skinned, strong and standing up for what you believe in. You don't make it in the modeling, movie industry if not. Truth be told however.. many at the top of any industry are very lonely people. It is what it is. We pay good money to make and see stars and models and athletes and yet we want them to be nice people all in the same breath? It doesn't happen that way.. it's just fact.
I do like you but if the show is any indication of how you behave once you get a drink or two in your perhaps you should consider virgin drinks. Your sister may need to heed that advice as well. I assume that is why she seems to cry at all the parties. I don't condone what Adrianne did by hitting you but when some one walks away don't chase after them. Leave them be....cool off and enjoy the party. As for rumors of who you slept with "wow..I don't even remember that...guess you were forgettable" as you chuckle or something to that effect is all time a rumor like that needs if any time is spent on it at all.
Also I get you are passionate about PETA's fur campaign but the leather comment being a by product of the food we eat comment made me chuckle. I am a meat eater...love meat, love leather so don't take this part the wrong way. But animals aren't treated in a humane manner when they are butchered either. If one is truly as passionate about being the voice for mistreated animals it is kind of a double standard to take that approach with fur and not with meat and leather consumption. I grew up on a farm, butchered chickens by hand, butchered cattle, pigs and turkey. I've branded, de-horned and castrated. Have you ever been around when they are being branded? Burning flesh...so nice and non torturous to them. A chicken with it's head cut off really does run around and when a 7 year old is learning to wring a chicken's neck sometimes it can be very painful for the chicken. And mom and pop farms are so much more humane that some of the larger farms that produce eggs, our meat in the grocery store and leather. The butchering process in major butchers well...I have seen the film on that. Not pretty. If you are going to be a spokes person or a voice to tortured animals it can be a slippery slope to double standards when you are so vocal about fur but not butchers and leather.
Treat Roman and your sister better, try not to be so much of a Diva, control your anger when drinking and be a bigger person when fights start. You don't need to win every fight.
Joanna learn from your sister she seems to have the sense. Also your boy friend has no right to get in an argument between two women....I feel sorry for you because I thinf you are clueless
I totally get you Johana, you are passionate and defend yourself and the people you love. I am the same way. I always say you can attact me but don't go attacking anyone I love because I become the mother tiger. I love the relationship you have with Marta and you are a riot together. Adriana is trying to justify her hitting you by saying you scratched her. All you did was try to grab her to stop because she kept walking away, not for her to punch you, for heaven sakes! What is that?
"Beauty fades but dumb is forever"- my fav judge said this and it definitely applies to you! I hope Romain leaves you- he deserves so much better and his life will be this way forever if he stays with you. You are too stupid and stubborn to change.
I wrote a few weeks ago on how beautiful you are inside and out, and how endearing it was to see you with your sister. I'd like to recant what I wrote. I guess I didn't give you enough view time before knowing who you truly are. Disappointing.
I just wish you would have actually gotten punched or slapped Adrianna back. She needs it. She's a loudmouth overtalker who doesn't let you get a word in edgewise. Its what she says or feels is how it goes. Who needs to be around someone like that. You let her talk too much, you should have cut off all her talking and slapped her then. She called you an immigrant. How nice was that? RUDE!!!!
If you had gotten in my business like you did with Adrianna, I would have hit you too. You were in the wrong for that. You were also bullying your sister. Poor girl does need to get away from you. Wrong number 3, you can't tell someone what to wear. WAY OUTTA LINE!
As Judge Judy says... "Beauty fades but dumb is forever" ... you are not a bright girl unfortunately.... I was really wanting to like you, I thought there was a sweetness to you at first but the more I see the less I like you.
It is so nice the way that you and Karent were so concerned about your bestie Lisa and making sure there was no drama or incidents at her big event. You were very good friends to her weren't you....both of you were very considerate of her feelings. It is a good thing you have a good friend Karent to make sure that she can enquire with various male guests as to whom you may or may not have had sex with... then you can cause an even bigger scene by calling them a liar to make sure everyone in the vicinity knows that you and your sister slept with him. ;) (loosely interpreted as "he was running around telling ppl we slept with him") Perhaps you should make sure your friend Lisa is tuned in to your preferences as to wardrobe you find offensive so she can make it clear on the invite so you don't get your "feelings" hurt...then you don't have to have Karent acosting guests after they arrive at the bar.... and you won't have to hold court with your lil minions making fun of ppl as to their "offensive" headgear. Oh, you are so funny Joanna, insulting ppl's. attire is such a brilliant and witty form of humor. Of course, if they are wearing an offending piece of apparel, you can proceed to call them ugly names and insult their family! even better!! What a riot it must be to be in your close circle of friends!!! Then you can just look for a fight, call your sister horrible names, berate her in public. Butt in on a conversation that was none of your business and when Adrianna was cleary walking away chase after her. This show isn't doing you any favors...
Roman run for your life.... this woman is a spoiled, narcissistic trainwreck!! You seem decent, get out while you can!!
I have a hard time taking anything you do serious. Pretty on the outside, but as soon as you open your mouth - UGLY. It is a shame you war given a spot on RHOM. The world would have been better off not hearing your truck driver rants and pure ignorance. Ummm, Hot? More like NOT!
Funny how ALL you talked about is fur and what it takes to be human. REALLY?
Just because you are cute and you bully your sister does not mean that crap will work with other people. It is not your place to chastize others about what they wear.
I find it disturbing you did not mention getting the crap knocked out of you. You contributed to that fight. Adrianna said she was talking with Karent and not you. As usual on this show you get loud and try to force your veiw on others. She walked away, you went yelling after her...and she ended the conversation. I do not normally condone hitting, but you kinda got what you asked for. You drink too much and turn rude, mean and not logical. Then you do not own your actions. I am sorry but, I think some one needs to get you help for drinking, anger management, and control issues.
you got the heck punch outta you(not slapped) all becaue of the carrier pigeo.....but you deserve it ......lma i luv how bravo kept playing it back
You have a responsibility to learn about PETA before you publicly stand up for them and criticize others' choices of wardrobe. Foolish endorsement of an organization that is so twisted in its roots and can't do any good for anyone. How dare you judge what other people wear! All that makeup that you wear has probably been tested on animals.
I have pity you what make-up could cover and make a regular girl look like a super model, you need to go to rehab for you alcohol and anger issues you have a gorgeous tender boyfriend and the camera is still number one for you. I might not watch the show if you are still on. You are a “waiting to watch the Bravo show excitement kill.” I hope they take you off the show. That was cruel what you did to that poor dogs mind.
Joanna, you have a beautiful exterior. It is really a shame that you have such a volatile reaction to anything you do not agree with. You come across as crass and intolerant. It is a very unattractive.
I, too, am an avid animal lover. I have 12 cats at home; some adopted from shelter; some strays; some given up and I took in. BUT I would never push my beliefs on anyone. I volunteer at a no kill cat shelter and give to animal rescues. I applaud you for being PETA member but don't ever expect others to follow your beliefs. If someone chooses to wear fur, so be it but the "devil" making an issue of it with Marisol was inappropriate. And if you reacted to Marisol wearing something you didn't like, it is also inappropriate. You and the "devil" person's personalities are now beginning to make me not enjoy the program. I didn't know who you were before DWTS and still don't. Grow up.
I love that you stand up for what you believe in, but you can't tell people what they can or cannot wear (unless they are a child and can't dress themselves). I have known who you are for a while now (before Dancing with the stars), YOU are the known person out of the group, you have all these covers, etc.; Karent still has nothing on you, You have been on the covers on big time magazines. Who cares if you did anything with Joe Francis, it seems like everything that was said possibly happen over 10 years ago. If you did whatever look where you are now. Your boyfriend is lucky he has you, what man wouldn't want someone like you on their arm. Slow down on the drinking, though.
MissErica03 I've been in the fashion business for a long time. She is NOT well-known in our industry as a model AT ALL. Personally, I had NEVER seen her on any magazine that is well-known or glamorous. Sadly, models like her are a dime a dozen, but if she works very hard on herself (including cutting out the drunken episodes and being nicer and more compassionate to everyone), people may actually like her. Then, her career might actually blossom beyond her few (for 10 years) covers of small mags.
I thought she was beautiful, after seeing the 1st episode, so I researched Joanna. Jo's only two covers for a well-known magazine were for Playboy. That following her Girls Gone Wild", among other classless episodes, does NOT a supermodel make. The worst part is that Joanna acts as if she is now above everyone. Most people didn't know who she was until DWTS. I don't watch that show, so I had never seen her...I don't watch much TV, in general. (It's so funny because I was once even dating a well-known celebrity, whom I didn't initially realize was a "famous actor" on a prime time TV show for 8 seasons. I hadn't watched TV for 5 years when that happened! He loved that I didn't know who he was and chased me for 6 months, haha!)
Anyway...one thing that Joanna is currently most well-known for now is causing a drunken scene on Housewives of Miami. I think that she is demeaning herself by acting this way. She looks beautiful, but she acts as if she has NO class. Plus, she continuously embarrasses or upsets her sister and boyfriend. That is really sad.
I am not truly an Adrianna fan, but I admire that she rebuilt her life, after her husband left for for another women. She works in the art industry and speaks 5 languages, plus she raises her son on her own. All of those things alone make her a very interesting person. I do think that Adrianna exploded on Joanna when she slapped her, but Joanna hunted her down after getting into her face with her hands and calling Adrianna a "whore" (not sure why)... Joanna thoroughly provoked Adrianna to the point of no return.
Again, it was wrong, but I'm not sure what I would have done at that point to get Joanna away. Even her own boyfriend, Romain, had ganged up on Adrianna. I like Romain. However, he was very rude to do that to a woman, yet not even blink at Joe's comments, earlier. What kind of a man does that to a woman? I was shocked by that.
Interesting how many are attacking viciously a woman with convictions with really prudish and sanctimonious drivel. Take down the photos because they offend and she doesn't have the right to ask others not to wear fur yet youre the ones asking about her stand on abortion rights/ right to life vs right to choose. I'd bet a load many think it's ok for a woman to choose to wear a fur or not, but not to make choices over her own body. I'd wager a good number of you think it's ok to kill for fashion etc but object to women deciding their own fates in other spheres?
I'm not defending her behavior (drink n drama) but I do think she thinks a lot more than most. Her little whimy sister is Joanna's opposite. She really needs to get a life and move on.
Rockerman Give me a break. Joanna just wants attention and airtime. Why is she wearing leather shoes and using leather purses? Joanna has NO convictions, since she conveniently contradicts herself to suit her purpose. She has no class for doing this, and she is a horrible representative for PETA for those reasons alone, and now, because we all know that she can be an out-of-control, angry drunk.
I was excited when I saw you were joining the show you are young, gorgeous, and it seemed like you had a good head on your shoulders. I was horribly mistaken...You are making a fool of yourself on this show. Bad casting move Bravo. I hope you learn from this Joanna and make better choices.
Quit dinking so much! You have a very ineresting life without all the bullshit. Next time go home with your boyfriend and stay out of the mess. Trust me Adriana will not rest now until she sees the end of you and Karent. And a few of the girls are little sheep and just follow whoever is the loudest!
PETA is nothing but a gang of bullies. You can care all you want about animals, don't eat them, don't wear them. But you can spread your message without yelling at people or criticizing them for wearing a family heirloom. It's not as if she went out and killed an animal the day before to make that shawl. What's done is done, and whatever creature it was died long ago. Once. She may not have ever bought fur in her life. A disgusting human being is the one who yells in someone's face about "killing animals" and who tries to shove their beliefs at everyone. I have never yelled at my vegan friends to eat hamburgers. And I always wonder what a PETA member would do if it found itself standing in front of an Eskimo family...
the Eskimo family question is not really hard to imagine as killing practices and purposes are quite the opposite of what we all do. Native Americans are compassionate and utilitarian in consumption patterns. They use what they kill and they express gratitude.
Wow, you are certainly not doing yourself a favor by being on this show. You are so full of your beautiful self. Yes you are a super model because you have been blessed by God in the looks department. When you achieve what Heidi Klum, Cindy Crawford, etc have achieved then you can brag because they have accomplished something besides being pretty. Poor Romain.
You're an idiot and a bully. Fast forward to this week's episode where you think you rule the world apparently. It's great to believe in something and be passionate but calling people the devil and other names isn't really a good way to represent or stand for anything or anyone. I'd be really surprised if PETA kept you on now. Personally, I think you embarass yourself every time you drink and then open your mouth.
lizzyjae TRIPLE "DITTO" Every-time she opens her mouth i fast FORWARD!!!!! I can't believe I thought this women was BEAUTIFUL...what a let down.
I must say you are a disturbing individual, You are RUDE, ARROGANT and CLASSLESS!!! I do hope you are not asked back because I do enjoy the other women but you say the ugliest things about other people and the name calling is trashy, I mean honestly aren't you a Pollock? How do you think you have the right to say derogatory things about other nationalities... Have you heard the one about the trashy pollock on RHOM....
Joana: You were trying to hold Adriana accountable for what she was saying and like a chicken ( BTW, she did look like a chicken with that ridiculous thrift shop hat on her head ) you wanted her to answer you but instead she ran away like a CHICKEN! Adriana has nothing valid to say other than to attack Karent and now you! All these women on this blog trashing you and saying mean things about you, please understand these are the SAME INSECURE FEMALES who gang up on PRETTY women like you. They are soooooooo JEALOUS of you and that is why they are lashing out. THAT'S IT!!!
Get real! They are trashing Joanna because she makes it so easy to do so. And, she is really not that pretty. Pretty women are a dime a dozen. Joanna does rate high in one area though. She has to be number one in the ignorant column.
Sweeties, maybe you should re-watch past eps. Joana is the insecure one. She doesn't give anyone a reason to be jealous. What she does do it make someone what to hit her dead in her inflated mouth......Make those lips puffy for a reason other than a needle.
Your twitter page says you look for inner beauty, but obviously not in your own mirror. Last night you were so ugly. In fact, you were my favorite for a hot minute and then you became an angry hot mess. Your drunken, angry tirades are immature and disruptive. You are not always right. You do not have the right to tell people what they can and can't do. After watching WWHL tonight it is obvious you haven't learned a thing. You are beautiful on the outside, but on the inside you are ugly, self righteous, and ugly. Grow up and give it up. You are noone's knight in shining armour....stop using the excuse you're "defending" everyone as a platform to go on your angry tirades.
Wow the top models I know and I've grown to admire are Marisa Miller, Heidi Klum and Gisele, Amanda Kerr, etc because in their interviews they are classy and fun and don't need to constantly mention how beautiful they are. Their demure and humble actions speak for themselves, and the fact that some of these models were on Forbes' highest paid models of the year still didn't make them brag about their status. (I didn't see you on this list either by the way). On to the episode, your sister who was drunk or high on something, clearly had more reasoning in her mind than you did. She tried to calm you down several times, and the way you shushed her up and pushed her was a spot on display of a mean, belligerent drunk. (I think the viewers understand Romain now.) Also, on WWHL when you made fun of Adriana's "Spanglish" you might want to rethink (if you can), about what you say about her english as Romain's english is pretty broken as well. Do you make fun of his english? By the way, there's another group other than PETA you might want to join.......it's called Alcoholics Anonymous. Check in, they will help you.
notsosunnyinhousewiveslives Seems like she didn't know that Brazilians speak Portuguese, not Spanish.
Roman deserves better, Martha deserves better. I am not watching this show anymore if you are in it. I hope Bravo fires you!!! I take any of the Kardashians over you anyday fur on not fur. Looks fade and then what?? it's only an angry, empty shell
rosamic I'm w/ you. Unfortunately she will get more time because she gets the most comments & she causes the most drama. When she said to Romain "do you now how many men would line up for me" made me want to puke. She is pretty so why does she have to tell us over & over. If your truly beautiful you don't have to remind your boyfriend. Maybe women are lining up for him too. You pushed him with your nasty attitude to have a correspondence with the other girl in the emails & he said he wanted to leave you. Maybe you need to change your defensive, angry attitude. You will never be a Heidi, Cindy or Rachel Hunter, not even close.
Do you love Alcohol or Romain the most? Make a choice, or he will make it for you. Alhough you are a beautiful smart and passionate woman, you must not realize that it is rare to find a man like Romain---rich, self made, hard worker, extremely handsome, very manly, and he has the ability to actually love someone. Most men that are as succesful as Romain can't love, but here he is, a very rare man, and you still love alcohol more than you love him.
I know A-Diva is loving you now, because she is no longer the most hated housewife. GOOD JOB!!!!