As a bleeding-heart animal lover, I tend to support most stunts done on behalf of animals, no matter how outlandish they sometimes seem. (My only caveat is that scientific research must be respected, and no one can be hurt, of course!)
One model mama evidently takes the same tack: Pregnant Marisa Miller, already a mom to one and now heavily pregnant with her second child, posed nude in a bathtub—big bump on full display—for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
She posed scrunched up tight in a bathtub to put herself in the position of the orcas at SeaWorld. The campaign proclaims: "SeaWorld: Separating Babies and Mothers Since 1970," of the theme park's controversial practice.
"Being a mom and seeing Blackfish, it was extremely emotional," Miller said in a video interview with PETA. "I think any mother knows the sense of protection and connection you have with your baby."
Of course, Miller isn't the first high-profile mama to use her bare bump for good: Alicia Keys was among those who came before her, posting a shot of her belly painted with a peace sign and the caption, "The #WeAreHere Movement begins today." That stunt was meant to galvanize her fans to support social justice causes.
The fact is, I respect anyone who uses their high profile in support of causes they believe in. And Miller and Keys were just two among the recent examples of compassionate mamas-to-be who took a pause from such an intense personal time to take a meaningful stand. What do you think?
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Photos: Top; Instagram/MarisaMiller. Bottom; Courtesy of PETA