Singer Pink, a PETA Spokeswoman, Cheers Michelle Obama

Entertainer and PETA spokeswoman Pink showers the first lady with love at Patriot Center concert.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Entertainer Pink brought her Funhouse Tour to the Washington area last night, but it was her advocacy for PETA and Michelle Obama's animal-friendly attitude that that won her cheers from the local crowd. Appearing at the Patriot Center in Northern Virginia, Pink paused to praise the first lady before launching into Dear Mr. President, her song critical of former President Bush.

"Let's get political for a second," Pink told the estimated 10,000 in the audience, according to a PETA spokesman. "Since we're near D.C., I have to give a shout-out to Michelle Obama, who has announced that she is officially fur free. I love an animal-lovin' first lady!"

Pink has participated in many of campaigns for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals; she won the PETA Humanitarian Award in 2005 (photo).