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Published on July 20th, 2012

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George Clooney Declines to be the Scent of Mr. Tofu

Several years ago the LA Tofu Festival featured Mr. Tofu Finding his Perfect Match.   If PETA — the animal rights organization — known for bringing attention to its cause through blood and nudity, gets its way Mr. Tofu will soon have the smell, if not the looks of George Clooney. PETA now proposes to sell a unique tofu flavored with the sweat of George Clooney.  Yes, you read that right.   Seems someone stole a gym towel used by the actor, gave it to PETA, which may now manufacture a special tofu product to be known as “Clo-fu”. The idea is women will reject meat in favor of this specially scented tofu, thus saving the lives of millions of animals that would otherwise be killed for meat.   Ingrid Newkirk, president of PETA told the Washington Postlast week  that the towel was the gift of a PETA supporter who thought the organization could raise money by auctioning it off.  Instead Newkirk came up with the idea of using food science technology to duplicate Clooney’s perspiration into a novel new ingredient that can be added to tofu product.   As she put it, ‘What would make tofu more attractive to people?’ .  .  . I can see people having parties to try CloFu.” Will there be pheromones in that scent?  Nope, and the scent itself will be artificial just like the other artificial and “natural”  flavorings give taste and flavor to tofu.  Sounds PETAful to me.   And apparently to Clooney as well.  Speaking through his rep, he summed it up in one sentence:  “As a mammal, I’m offended.”

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