Alicia Silverstone, American actress known for her roles in Clueless and Batman (as Batgirl), has appeared nude in a TV commercial and print advertisement for animal rights group PETA. In the 30 second television advertisement Silverstone climbs out of a swimming pool after a skinny dip, briefly exposing her buttocks. In her voiceover she says, “I’m Alicia Silverstone and I’m a vegetarian. There’s nothing in the world that’s changed me as much as this. I feel so much better, so much more energy, it’s so amazing.”
This isn’t the first time Silverstone has had her name associated with PETA. She was voted “Sexiest Female Vegetarian” by PETA in 2004. Download the Alicia Silverstone video online from PETA.
A Message from Alicia Silverstone from the PETA site:
“Like most people, I wasn’t always a vegetarian, but I’ve always loved animals. If you ever have a chance to meet a cow, pig, turkey, or goat, you will see that they are just as cute and funny as your dogs and cats and that they, too, want to live and feel love. They don’t like pain. Now when I see a steak, it makes me feel sad and sick because right away, I see my dog or the amazing cows I met at a sanctuary. I’ve been vegan for 10 years, and it’s the single-most important and helpful decision I have ever made. Physically, the effect has been amazing. Once I went vegan, I lost the weight I wanted to lose, my nails were stronger, and my skin was glowing. I feel great, and I look better now than I did 11 years ago. Being vegan truly is the secret to my life’s joy and peace. I feel physically and spiritually better than I could have ever imagined knowing that I am doing everything I can to reduce animal suffering with simple lifestyle choices like being vegan, never wearing any products made from animals (like wool and leather), and buying only from companies that NEVER test their products or ingredients on animals. Join me—won’t you? It is easy—check out my favorite recipes and cruelty-free cosmetics and fashions, and watch my PSA.”
The PSA was directed by Dave Meyers of Radical Media.