Katy Perry slammed by PETA over ‘Roar’ music video

by Martin


Katy Perry returned with her new single ‘Roar’ which will be featured on her forthcoming album ‘Prism’ which is due out next month.

Along with the single came the music video which showed the singer in the jungle surrounded by an elephant, tiger, alligator and other wildlife that you’d expect to see in a jungle.

While most seemed to praise the video, there were a few who weren’t happy.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) are not happy with the video and have slammed the stars actions in the video and have been said to be furious over it.

Speaking in an interview with the Daily Star Merrilee Burke (a spokesperson of PETA) explained: “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.”

The PETA spokesperson also claimed that the animals that were featured in the Katy Perry video were supplied by a company who had previously been under fire for their practices.

She said: “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, with a total of 13 citations during that time.”

You can’t please everyone right? If you haven’t seen the video yet then you can catch it at the bottom of the page.


Despite PETA not being amused fans are keeping the video at the top of the Official Singles Chart and it looks like the track could remain at the top for a second week if the mid-week chart update is anything to go by.

‘Roar’ is taken from Katy Perry’s fourth studio album ‘Prism’ which is due to be released October 21st in the UK and October 22nd in the US.

Watch the video for ‘Roar’ below and let us know in the comments below if you agree with the PETA people.

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