02 February 2011

Oscar nominated Taraji P. Henson goes naked to save the animals

Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson is the latest celebrity to add their voice to the PETA anti-fur campaign, by declaring “Fur? I’d Rather Go Naked.”

Admitting she wore fur until she happened across a documentary by PETA, she now says “…I saw this documentary and I was riveted. I cried… Could you imagine somebody ripping your hair out, while you’re still awake, fully conscious? It’s ridiculous, for the sake of fashion.”

The ad, shot by top photographer Don Flood and to be unveiled by Henson at PETA’s New York Fashion Week event on Feb. 10, joins those by a growing number of celebrities including Charlize Theron, Chad Ochocinco and Eva Mendes.

“I don’t think a living being should suffer for the sake of fashion, period. End of story,” continued Henson. You don’t have to kill an animal just because you want to be hot and fly. And I really stand by that.”

For more information on PETA’s anti fur campaign and Henson’s ad, go to PETA.org

Bev Hahler | @redhotvegan
Bev, a vegetarian since she was 14 years old, became more interested in veganism several years ago after studying Agro-business as part of an Ecology degree. She has a gorgeous daughter in second grade who has been a vegetarian her whole life (lucky girl). Follow Bev on her blog and Facebook.

Photo credit: PETA