Despite recently being indefinitely suspended for bringing a gun into the Washington Wizards locker room, NBA star Gilbert Arenas is nonetheless finding support from one group: PETA.
The animal rights organization has decided to press forward with their new “Ink, Not Mink” anti-fur ad featuring Arenas. “We have received a tremendously positive response to Gilbert’s compassion for animals, so we’re focusing on his wardrobe, which is a winner in our book, and are moving forward with his campaign,” Michael Lyubinsky, senior publicist for PETA, told Yeas & Nays.
According to the PETA press release, Arenas hopes that by participating in the campaign, he will spotlight the fact that for every cuff, collar, piece of trim, or coat made from real fur, an animal suffered a miserable life and an agonizing death. Though we’d love for him to say that in his own words instead of press release speak.
To see more behind-the-scenes pics of Arenas’ photo shoot, jump here.