Joanna Krupa is no stranger to stirring up controversy with her PETA ads. Take for instance her 2009 campaign that featured her as a nude angel keeping watch over shelter animals. The only thing preventing it from being a completely NSFW ad, was a cross covering her breasts and genitals.
"The fact is that cats and dogs are a lot safer in pet stores than they are in the hands of PETA employees," Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League said in a fiery statement. "Moreover, pet stores don't rip off Christian iconography and engage in cheap irreligious claims. PETA is a fraud."
Naturally, Krupa disagreed. "As a practicing Catholic, I am shocked that the Catholic League is speaking out against my PETA ads, which I am very proud of," she said in a statement. "I'm doing what the Catholic Church should be doing, working to stop senseless suffering of animals, the most defenseless of God's creations."
This week, Krupa — who now can be seen in the reality series "The Real Housewives of Miami" — released a new PETA ad that's just as nudity-inspired, but a bit less controversial. Wearing only her underwear, the 33-year-old playfully decries the absurdity of wearing fur and fur trim by having a bit of it hang out from her thong.
“I wanted to do this campaign to keep talking to people about how bad fur is. Stop! Fur is not sexy. It’s not cool,” Krupa says in her exclusive PETA interview. “You’re walking down the street wearing fur — you really look like an idiot!”
Check out the video interview below: