Kanye West angers PETA over new song 'Theraflu' referring to mink coat
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Animals, Causes, Entertainment, Film/TV
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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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Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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  • Marlo Ann Shedlock

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

  • http://twitter.com/alda_lima Alda Lima

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

  • Iluvlij

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