Oscar nominated actress Taraji P. Henson has teamed up with animal rights group PETA to make it known she'd rather go naked than wear fur.
celebs and sports figures seem to be signing on for PETA's anti-fur campaign left and right. Fab chick Taraji Henson is the newest celeb to drop all her clothes and bare all for the "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign.
Taraji, who turned 40 this past September, said she used to wear fur without giving it a second thought—until she saw a documentary that revealed how animals on fur farms are skinned alive. Now, the celebrated actress is the star of a provocative new Los Angeles billboard and New York flyposting campaign for PETA in which she declares, "Fur? I'd Rather Go Naked."
"Education is key," stresses Henson. "When I realized what went into—not just, we're not just even talking about a full-length fur coat, I'm talking about just, like, fur on your gloves or on your jacket … it ripped my heart out. And as humans, we have control. What if someone said, 'Black skin is the new fur'?"
"I don't think a living being should suffer for the sake of fashion, period. End of story," concludes Henson. "You don't have to kill an animal just because you want to be hot and fly. And I really stand by that."
She's set to officially unveil the campaign, which was shot by top celebrity photographer Don Flood, in person at PETA's New York Fashion Week bash on February 10.
Chick is looking fan-freakin'-tabulous in this ad. WORK. And behind-the-scenes video of her shoot and her speaking on why she chose to never wear fur: