Don’t mess with Texas… conservatism!
In Houston, Comcast Cable has pulled the 30-second spots sponsored by PETA that showcase a nude Alicia Silverstone espousing the virtues of vegetarianism.
Which, apparently, include not wearing clothes.
In the commercial, the actress steps out of a swimming pool, shows off her naked body… and shares the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.
Seems like a cheap way for PETA to spread its often over-the-top message, but The Hollywood Gossip staff is always against censorship. Unless we’re talking about Britney Spears crotch shots. Her children could be reading this.
Anyway. A spokesperson for the cable company cited nudity in their decision to cancel the campaign, though the clips had already been paid for.
But, don’t worry, Houston residents: you can still see the ads at PETA.org, says PETA president Ingrid Newkirk.
“[Viewers can] get an eyeful, not only of the stunning Ms. Silverstone, but also of our free Vegetarian Starter Kit — chock full of delicious recipes — that will make them drool for an entirely different reason,” she said.
In other news: how tasty is a cheeseburger?!?