Former Real Housewives of Miami star Joanna Krupa has a longstanding relationship with PETA, starring in many of their advertising through the years.
Now Joanna is back to bring attention to the circumstances of orca whales held in captivity.
Joanna stripped down and was painted in black and white to seem like an orca whale in the new ad released this week.
From the press release: Supermodel Joanna Krupa bares it all in a new PETA ad in which the star wears just black and white bodypaint to look like an orca floating in a tiny, confining fishbowl beside the words “Captive Orcas: Sad. Alone. A Long Way From Home” as a large human hand menaces her cramped prison from above.
Krupa uses her star power to bring attention to the circumstances of orcas held prisoner in tiny tanks at SeaWorld’s parks, where they suffer from severe mental and physical deprivation.
You can do anything you need-you’re free,” Krupa says in an exclusive video public service announcement.
“These animals, they’re in prison their whole life.” Calling for a boycott, Krupa lays out her objections to captivity: “I am only able to imagine and feel the pain of the creatures being stuck in a tiny aquarium, because generally orcas swim 100 miles a day. [H]ere, since they were small babies they have been captured or they’re masturbated to make more babies. It’s like, why? For the profit of self-centered human beings?” She continues, “I ‘d no idea this goes on, and now other folks might not know that this goes on, either, and I wish to educate them. I’d like to inspire other people to do great.”
Krupa is part of a growing list of celebrities-including Jason Biggs, Marisa Miller, Jessica Biel, Tommy Lee, Bob Barker, Eli Roth, Kelly Slater, Tony Kanal, Joan Jett, Alec Baldwin, and Kathy Najimy-who’ve teamed up with PETA, whose slogan reads, in part, that “Animals are not ours to use for entertainment,” to speak out against SeaWorld’s cruelty to marine mammals.