September 15, 2013


PETA in Uproar Over Katy Perry's "Roar" Video

Apparently we were not on the same page as infamous animal right's group, PETA, when we talked up our unabashed love for Katy Perry's newest video for single "Roar."

In case you had the misfortune of not yet having viewed "Roar," just know that it involves Katy in a leopard-print crop top, swinging from vines and communing with a bevy of exotic animals: tigers, monkeys, elephants and tarantulas.

But while the queen of the jungle clip may have won the Internet, it failed to impress PETA who recently spoke out against the popstarlet's use of animals for entertainment purposes.

Merrilee Burke, a spokeswoman for the organization told the Daily Star:

"Animals used for entertainment endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods. 

"They often become stressed and anxious when hauled around and forced into unfamiliar or frightening situations."

They also aren't too fond of the company they believe Katy used to provide her furry costars.

"The Serengeti Ranch, the animal exhibitor that we believe supplied the animals for the "Roar" video, has been inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture 22 times since 2001," Burke said.

Although enduring the wrath of PETA is fairly par for the course for musicians (Just ask Kanye West, Noel Gallagher or Beyonce), Perry had thus far managed to stay on the group's good side.

Back in 2010, they even devoted an article to cheering on her and then husband, Russel Brand's, turkey-free Thanksgiving plans.

No response yet from Camp Perry, but if you're still on her team, keep an eye out for her upcoming fourth studio album:

Prism is set to drop October 22.