Stars like Pamela Anderson get naked for a good cause.
Pamela Anderson, who is not the first star to strip down to her birthday suit to draw attention to animal cruelty issues, was brought into the spotlight again with a PETA poster campaign which was banned in the most liberal of countries, Canada.
In the campaign in question, a photograph of Pamela in a tiny bikini, is covered in typical butcher’s markings “cutting” her body into various sections of meat with the line “All animals have the same parts” emblazoned across it.
Interestingly, the advert was banned in Montreal and labelled as sexist. In communications with PETA, Montreal City Commissioner Josee Rocheford said the ad “goes against all principles public organisations are fighting for in the everlasting battle of equality between men and women.”
In reply, PETA president Ingrid Newkirk defended the campaign by saying:
“Your body is something you should be able to use for anything that’s not harmful to anyone else. This is not harmful to anyone else. It’s in fact intended to stop harm to what Pam calls ’sisters under the skin’, which are the most exploited animals in the meat business – the females.”
Pamela Anderson has been active in campaigns against animal cruelty and in support of vegetarianism for years. She spoke at the Oxford Union early today and told the BBC. “We had a great talk it was wonderful.We were talking about the easiest ways to go vegetarian. I think we had a really profound effect on the audience.”
She appeared alongside Dan Mathews, PETA vice-president who said that bringing celebrities like Pamela onboard, they generate far more traffic and interest in the cause. Mathews was quoted saying, “If we had a graphic picture of an animal instead, people would look at it and then walk away. People are quite sensitive to these issues.”
Here are a few of other stars who support PETA by baring all in a very public forum.
The question is, do you think that this type of campaign works?
By Laura Cooke