Chilli is the newest celebrity face of animal rights organization, PETA. The TLC member stripped down and donned nothing but tiger paint for the anti-circus ad. Her official statement about her partnership with the org said:
There’s so much cruelty behind the scenes, which is a something that a lot of people don’t get to see. 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. If you can raise awareness to something that’s important, such as this, then you should. Because I know for a fact that I would never want to be in a cage.
PETA’s press release for the ad accuses circuses of depriving tigers from vital natural stimulants and locking them in cages to endure extreme weather including heat and cold. The argue that this treatment leads the animals to be “ill, despondent and increasingly agitated, endangering other animals, circus workers and attendees.”