Embattled NBA star Gilbert Arenas is the latest pitchman to lend his famous frame to a Bare-It-All PETA ad. Arenas bares his tattooed chest and arms (no pun intended) in a new PETA ad.
On Wednesday, the Washington Wizards guard — a three-time NBA All-Star — was suspended from the league indefinitely without pay for bringing guns to the Verizon Center and related incidents, including a locker room spat with teammate Javaris Crittenton that involved firearms. Despite all this, animal rights group PETA features Arenas in the latest ad for their anti-fur campaign, “Ink, Not Mink.”
In a press release issued Thursday, PETA happily proclaimed that they’re standing by their man — guns and all.
“From the basketball court to the boardroom, from the controversial figure to the style icon, everyone’s shunning fur,” said PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Arenas shows that you can have a killer look without killing animals. Few industries on the planet are as foul as the fur trade, which bludgeons, electrocutes, and skins animals alive for the sake of vanity.”