Chilli strips down and bares her stripes for PETA’s new ad campaign for PETA that demands, “Boycott the Circus.” The ad hopes to raise awareness that tigers used by circuses are beaten into submission—and when they’re not “performing,” they’re locked away in cramped, filthy cages.
“There’s so much cruelty behind the scenes, which is a something that a lot of people don’t get to see,” Chilli explained in an exclusive PETA interview. “They’re being mean to them to make them do this trick .… And I think that everybody needs to be aware of what’s really going on.”
That’s why Chilli was willing to strip down for the cause.
“If you can raise awareness to something that’s important, such as this, then you should,” she says. “Because I know for a fact that I would never want to be in a cage.”
Chilli joins a growing list of celebrities—including Alec Baldwin, Jada Pinkett Smith, Olivia Munn, Cloris Leachman, Sarah Silverman, and Edie Falco—who have teamed up with PETA to speak out against circuses that use animals.
Watch a behind the scenes video of Chilli’s shoot below.