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Kanye West angers PETA over new song 'Theraflu' referring to mink coatKanye West angers PETA over new song 'Theraflu' referring to mink coat

Kanye West Angers PETA with New Song Referencing Fur

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Kanye West’s new song dropped only yesterday and the controversial rapper is already angering PETA and animal activists.

In his song “Theraflu,” West sings “Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor.”

PETA wasn’t too happy with the line and gave West a little piece of their mind. PETA’s Senior Vice President Dan Mathews told XXLMag.com, “What’s draggin’ on the floor is Kanye’s reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings.

“He’s a great musician but doesn’t seem to have the fashion sense to design anything more than caveman costumes. We keep hoping that one day he’ll find his heart and join evolved style icons—including Russell Simmons, Pink, and Natalie Portman—who have dropped animal skins.”

PETA and West haven’t had the best relationship. In 2010 during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris he sported a fur pelt. PETA called the rapper a “pathetic idiot” for promoting animal cruelty.

It seems West chose to ignore PETA’s comment and will wear whatever he likes.

Do you think this will affect sales of his new song?

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  • Marlo Ann Shedlock

    His his fashion sense is unenlightened and primitive – just like his music…

  • Berryasha

    this will do nothing to his career because unfortunately most of his fans do not care about issues like this. I wish he didn’t promote animal cruelty but he can do what ever he wants also.

  • Annemdz

    Once a douche bag always a douche bag…….

  • Unfortunately this strikes me as an attempt to be provocative/gain media coverage. I guess it worked.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always hated Kayne. I personally think he has no talent, his lyrics are stupid, his music is highly edited. He is arrogant, self obsessed, rude, jealous and an ego manic. I hate that he wears fur. And for him to now attack Peta, on his own wrong doings he has hit an even lower low possible.

  • he’s a douche and not a great musician. more like average or insignificant.

  • Alanna

    Kanye isn’t happy unless he’s making someone else miserable. It does not surprise me at all that he would do this. In fact I can guarantee that he would have done this on purpose to stir up controversy, because he knows how PETA has has a huge effect on the fashion industry and Hollywood in general and just wants to stir sh*t up! So in a way, PETA can take him mentioning them as a compliment because he only attacks people he feels threatened by! All-in-all, Kanye West is still a tool and needs some serious therapy.

  • PostNow

    I can’t stand pitiful PETA. Instead of PETA getting worked over a lyrical taunt, focus on the damn issues. PETA doesn’t inspire animal ethics by harassing people and being a huge jerk.

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  • Iluvlij

    Kanye is simply trying to get ppl to talk about his music. Sadly, it’s working.

  • firefly

    Honestly, it’s just a lyric. I realize that doesn’t make it harmless as some people certainly look up to Kanye West as a rolemodel (somehow) but I really wish PETA would focus on their own rather horrible (and hypocritical) record of killing dogs and cats and actually practice what they preach instead of focusing on what other people are doing. I can’t take PETA seriously. Every time I see their name on something my first impulse is to dismiss it.

  • Pat Kittle

    “He’s a great musician”??

    The creep makes “music” for belligerant morons, if that’s what you call music.

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