LACUNA COIL singer, cover girl, and animal defender Cristina Scabbia has responded to criticism that she is wearing "too many clothes" in her new brand-new public service announcement for peta2, the world's largest youth animal rights organization. In the ad (which can be seen below), Scabbia urges shoppers to seek out only cruelty-free products and appears above the tagline "Animal Testing Breaks Hearts."
Writing on her Facebook page, Cristina states, "AWESOME! Someone criticized the new PETA ad with me... just 'cause I'm wearing TOO MANY clothes ON in it!!!!
"I feel absolutely comfortable with my sexuality and body, but for a serious topic, do I really need to show my skin 'just 'cause?' I don't think so. I created a new trend, though; usually people throw shit and criticize about the opposite!
"Anyway, the PETA ad is about something and someone who's NOT me."
Scabbia, who cowrites an advice column for Revolver magazine, doesn't hesitate to advise against animal testing. "I am only human," she says. "But it feels obvious to me that testing on innocent animals for the sake of our own beauty is absolutely inhumane."
LACUNA COIL is one of many metal bands to join with peta2 and speak up for animals. Visitors to peta2.com will find interviews with all their favorite bands and celebrities — including CRADLE OF FILTH, THE AGONIST, OTEP, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LAMB OF GOD, and TRIVIUM. They can also enter contests to win great prizes, including free iPods and concert tickets.
For more information, visit peta2.com.