Katy Perry has bit back at PETA who were furious at the use of animals in her music video for ‘Roar’.
The ‘California Gurl’ has also compared the video to hit TV show ‘Lost’ and ‘Survivor’.
Katy Perry made the comments during a behind-the-scenes cut during the filming of the video and stated that she wanted to include drama into the jungle settings:
“We are figuring out how to live in the jungle and survive. It’s kind of like ‘Survivor’ and it’s a little bit like ‘Lost’ and it’s a lot of fun.”
While the music video on the whole was received well PETA were furious at the use of animals in the video.
PETA also stated that the company used were not reputable. The organisation also went as far to deem the video cruel.
PETA spokesperson Merrilee Burke said:
“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.”
Katy Perry though has hit back at PETA with her own statement.
She said that she was very careful with the animals to avoid stressing them out:
“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.”
What do you think? Was the use of live animals wrong or are PETA blowing it out of proportion?
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While you’re here check out the official video for ‘Roar’ by Katy Perry below if you haven’t seen it yet.