Talk show host Wendy Williams would rather "go naked" than wear fur!
The edgy morning show queen is the latest celeb to take it all off for PETA's campaign. The host of the eponymous morning chat fest, "The Wendy Williams Show," wasn't always vegan in her fashion choices. She was a big fur lover at one time. The diva from New Jersey now says, "We should all try to be comfortable in our own skin and let animals keep theirs."
Wendy may come across as brazen, but it's no small feat for her to disrobe. The veteran personality has been outspoken about her issues with body image and beauty. She wears one of her famous wigs in the ad and has proudly shared her plastic surgery history with her audience in the past. She has also shared the challenges of being physically larger than most women and jokes about being mistaken for a drag queen.
The sexy poster is hanging high in New York City's Times Square. Williams and PETA are urging New Yorkers to ditch the fur for the holidays. According to the animal rights org, Wendy's past skin indulgences included wearing fox and mink fur. She had a change of heart after learning how the animals are killed for fashion.
Wendy is urging fans to donate their fur coats to PETA. The organization will donate the warm garments to the homeless this winter. In a promo video, Williams says that PETA has "found a sexy way" to educate and inform. She goes on to explain that fur is no longer the "mark of success."
Wendy's participation in this campaign will be huge for adding a new voice to the topic for African-American women. She calls the choice one of "compassion" and touts faux fur options. She insists that one of the fun parts of the campaign for her is the "fantasy hair." The 28" long wavy blonde wig she wears in the ad was specially created by her hair stylist and earns its own spot in the editorial video.
When it comes to taking it all off, Wendy proudly talks body acceptance. She says that her "jiggle" is "what separates the men from the women."
Many other TV personalities have lent their voice and nude bodies to the PETA campaign. Bravolebrity and Skinny Girl maven Bethenny Frankel took part in a PETA shoot. The Situation of "Jersey Shore" created a double entendre poster that featured him hugging a cat. Karina Smirnoff of "Dancing With The Stars" fame says she rather "dance naked" than wear fur.
Of course, the organization came under fire when an alleged PETA associate flour bombed fur aficionado Kim Kardashian. The aggressive attack lead former PETA advocate Khloe Kardashian to cut her ties with the organization. Khloe also is an anti-bullying activist and found this level of personal violence to be at odds with the message of nonviolence.
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