Never one to shy away from controversy, PETA has brought on Angela Simmons to do a new advertising campaign that states “eating meat is a sin.” Simmons, covered primarily by a long-flowing black weave and otherwise completely nude, is creatively positioned as being some sort of new-age Eve with a luscious red apple as her only prop. Excited to find her “niche” as an activist, she shares:
“I wanted to bring attention to a vegan lifestyle and raise awareness for PETA. I feel it’s very important to show compassion for all of God’s creations—and adopting a vegan diet for me is the best way to live a healthier lifestyle and keep innocent animals from suffering.”
Although excited to see Angela raising her fist for the vegan cause, should PETA really play upon a biblical reference and suggest that eating meat is a sin? After all, most biblical prophets and disciples were carnivores; veganism didn’t seem like the “thing” to do.
Does PETA’s new ad campaign with Angela Simmons bother you? Or is it exciting to see a Black “Eve” stirring up some controversy for the vegan cause? Weigh in.