Jhene Aiko is more than just a “Maniac,” as her new single suggests. She is also PETA’s 2016 “S3xiest Vegan.” She celebrated by posing Nud3 for the animal activist group’s “Drop the Fur” campaign.
“As human beings, we have the power to speak up for animals,” she explains in an interview. “They don’t speak our language, so I feel like it’s up to us to help them and give them a voice. Animals have feelings. They have souls. They have emotions.
The way they’re killed for fur is very inhumane.” Aiko went vegan for health reasons, but also supports the cause for ethical reasons. “They’re electrocuted, beaten, drowned,skinned alive,” she says of animals who are used for fur. “Once you know that, how could you think wearing fur is cool? It’s not.”