PETA protests Katy Perry’s “Roar”
Katy Perry is getting backlash from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on her most recent music video “Roar.”
The video showcases multiple animals including a tiger, monkey, and elephant.
PETA official Merrilee Burke wrote a letter to the producers of the video saying “What you may not know-as most people do not-is that animals used for entertainment in film and television endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods,” according to NBC News.
Perry responded with a letter from the American Humane Association.
“American Humane Association was on set for the filming of the above referenced music video, which used an elephant, a monkey, birds and a tiger. After reviewing the reports, we believe that the Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media were followed and that no animal was harmed in the making of this music video.”
An insider informed the Hollywood Reporter “The animals dictated the pace of the shoot.”
Burke asked to meet with producers to talk about the issue as well as urges them to use CGI animals in the future.
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