Alicia Silverstone showed her dedication to animal rights by getting naked for PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) new Wear Vegan campaign recently.
The Clueless actress striped down and posed naked with cacti selectively covering her naughty bits. She did however wear a glossy brown pair of vegan leather cowboy boots with knee-high shafts and squared toes to complete the look.
Alicia Silverstone advertisement
The ad says “Don’t be a prick” advising people to explore plant-based leather alternatives.
“I never, ever get naked in TV, in film, nothin’, never, nope – but I’ve done it for PETA because that’s how much it matters to me. The amount of resources, water, food, oil for transport, the amount of energy that goes into making leather is extraordinary. It’s just not sustainable. The earth can’t handle it.
“I really like the merge of being conscious of no animals skins but also being conscious of the Earth, because we all have to live in it, the animals and us – and without it, we’re screwed,” said Alicia Silverstone.
Alicia Silverstone herself has been a vegan since 1999 and has a cookbook with helpful recipes for vegan food.
The billboard for the campaign will be in New York’s Times Square at the intersection of 40th Street and Eighth Avenue.
The campaign aims to encourage consumers to buy products made from vegan textures like mushroom, pineapple, cactus and apple leather and seeks to protest against the use of animal leather.
Fashion labels are also becoming more environmentally conscious as well as avoiding cruelty to animals with less fur and leather in their fashion lines.
Alicia Silverstone vs big brands
Brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Burberry and Carolina Herrera have all banned fur in its collections.
Other brands like Simon Miller, JW Pei, A.W.A.K.E, Mode, Alkeme Atelier an Altuzarra have also started to create vegan accessories with alternatively-sourced leathers – even from recycled plastic bottles.
This year Stella McCartney launched the mushroom leather handbag together with her Frayme Mylo crossbody bag and another designer, Kurt Geiger used cactus leather for his range of boots.
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The social media influencer claims that she was due to travel from Beirut to Doha on November 22 but she was denied boarding on her flight due to her size. This made her miss her onward connection home to São Paulo as well.
She had been on holiday in Lebanon at the time and had travelled on Air France without any problems.
According to Nehme Qatar Airways did not offer to refund the £830 she had paid for her ticket, instead they insisted that she had to buy a first-class ticket for its larger seats, which would cost her £2,480.
She then shared a video with her 156,000 Instagram followers saying, “What a shame for a company like Qatar to allow this type of discrimination against people! I’m fat, but I’m just like everyone else!”