Kristen Johnston Posing Nude for PETA's Provocative New Ad

Kristen Johnston Posing Nude for PETA's Provocative New Ad

Kristen Johnston recreates Lady Godiva's nude pose in PETA's new ad campaign against horse-drawn carriage.

Emmy-Award winning actress Kristen Johnston takes her clothes off for a new People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)'s ad campaign against horse-drawn carriage. As seen in the news photo, she poses naked on the back of a horse, recreating the famous nude pose of Lady Godiva, an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in England in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants.

Kristen's provocative PETA ad will debut Thursday, November 20 in Central Park and appear on New York City taxis. The ad is aimed at tourists, heading for Central Park for the holidays, who are tempted to take a carriage ride.

In an interview with the animal rights organization, Kristen reveals that she was inspired to get involved in the ad against horse-drawn carriages after she attended a New York screening of 2006 movie "Blinders." "I was blown away by how these horses live, or actually I should say, don't live," the actress says in a statement. "I'd say to tourists who are considering coming to New York, there's so much amazing stuff about Manhattan ... Oh my God, just take a walk." She adds, "And I hope within the next year that there are no more carriage horses."

Kristen Johnston's full interview with PETA can be watched in the video below.




    Jun 19, 2011

    Humanism has really got too far to treat animals as equalls. I can't understand how we get this far in terms of progress and development if not for these animals doing the job we can't do. Maybe Kristen hates men who ride on carriages but loved to be banged by a couple of horses... "Thanks for lightening our load, can I mount on you?" said one horse.

    Jul 09, 2010

    Most horses sleep standing up. Just to put that out there. But they deserve a stall big enough for them to move.

    Nov 22, 2009

    to Deidre..Bravo on your comment...Ilearned something I did not know and best of all you put some showboating idiots in their place.

    Deidra said it all
    Nov 21, 2008

    I just wanted to comment on the first commentor. Deirdra, What you said was perfect and I'm so glad someone responded. I am so tired of people leaping into a "cause" before the truly know what they are talking about. All the best in your buiness.

    Nov 20, 2008

    Another never-was celebutard heard from. NYC carriage horses have more amenity-filled lives than many, many children in this city. This freak should be deeply ashamed of herself for investing time and money and effort "helping" a handful of horses that have shelter, food, vet care, farrier care, grooming, affection, vacations, and retirement. I should know - I have been in the business for 27 years. I got into the business BECAUSE of my love for horses, and the limited options to working with them in NYC. We have a wonderful little iconic, family-friendly business that not only makes people happy, but gives a few horses a place in this world at a time when thousands of horses acorss the country are being abandoned and/or sent to slaughter. The combination of high hay/oats prices and a devastated economy has created a crisis of epic proportions - don't take my word for it, Google it. Our horses are fit and content, doing what they were born and bred to do. Horses have worked in urban areas ever since there WERE urban areas, it works no hardship on them. People need to stop projecting their own feelings onto animals and hold off on the anthropomorphism if they are ever to see animals for who they are truly are. Not buying into hysterical propaganda helps, too. Johnston would do better working in a soup kitchen, or maybe taking a tour of Bed-Stuy in the summer to see little kids sleeping on fire escapes because their apartments are too hot to sleep in. Or maybe she should hoof it over to the CACC and help some of the thousands of dogs and cats that are euthanized there every year. Lots of real issues out there, Kristen. Our horses don't need you.

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