'New York Times' Sexy Chicken Amuses Many, Pisses Off PETA

Sarah DiGregorio wrote an article for the New York Times about chicken skin and how various chefs use it in dishes. It's a good read, but the article has gotten eclipsed by the beautiful yet alarming centerfold photo: a raw chicken that was propped in such a way to make it look, well, seductive.

As one can imagine, it isn't easy to make a raw chicken look sexy, and the photo shoot was "embarrassingly painful" since it was hard to "put the sexy back into a dead bird."

It seems like most people find the photo rather cheeky, but PETA (of course) isn't in on the joke. "When I saw it I just couldn't believe that an editor of the New York Times would find it acceptable," PETA's founder and president Ingrid Newkirk told the Atlantic Wire. "It's necrophilia. It's not amusing. It's just ghastly and sickly."

PETA can think what it wants, but we're more than happy to stick our forks in it.