Back in early July, PETA released an image featuring model Giglianne Braga, actor Benjamin Elliott, and Miley Cryus-ex Justin Gaston. While pictures of nude bodies promoting some campaign from PETA is nothing new, this particular one was puzzling because there was no campaign attached. Just some naked people and the words “PETA” and “If I Can Dream”; Hulu.com’s online television series featuring the three.
We later found out that these were just promotional images; which kind of makes you wonder why the full ad wasn’t just released to give some proper context. Anyways, it’s finally here months later — and as expected, it’s anti-fur. “If You Need Fur to Keep Warm, You’ve Got Problems,” the ad says. From PETA:
As shown in a recent episode of If I Can Dream, all five castmates welcomed PETA representatives into the house to talk about the fur industry. After watching a graphic video that showed how animals who are killed for their fur are beaten to death and often skinned alive, Braga, Elliott, and Gaston all agreed to strip for PETA’s anti-fur campaign. The housemates also sat down for exclusive interviews with PETA. “When I first saw the footage, I was pretty upset about it,” said actor Ben Elliott. “Like, I didn’t know animals got treated that way, and were, like, literally skinned alive … that’s awful.”
To see a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot, jump here.