Crouched inside a cage and wearing nothing but striped body paint, Chilli of the multi-platinum trio TLC is the star of a provocative new ad campaign for PETA that demands, “Boycott the Circus.”
The ad, which be can reviewed here, reveals that tigers used by circuses are beaten into submission—and when they’re not “performing,” they’re locked away in cramped, filthy cages.
“There’s so much cruelty behind the scenes, which is a something that a lot of people don’t get to see,” Chilli explained in an exclusive PETA interview. “They’re being mean to them to make them do this trick .… And I think that everybody needs to be aware of what’s really going on.”
That’s why Chilli was willing to strip down for the cause.
“If you can raise awareness to something that’s important, such as this, then you should,” she says. “Because I know for a fact that I would never want to be in a cage.”