PETA (Folks for the Moral Remedy of Animals) ripped the Offspring as a result of its “egregious exploitation of chimpanzees” within the band’s “We Never Have Sex Anymore” video. The animal rights group implored frontman Dexter Holland to instantly take down the clip.
“There are many issues all of us miss concerning the ’90s—however animal exploitation isn’t amongst them,” writes PETA Animals in Movie and Tv Senior Supervisor Lauren Thomasson. “Each minute your video stays on-line, it dangers legitimizing a merciless trade, propping up the exotic-‘pet’ commerce, and reversing years of animal advocacy work that has practically ended using chimpanzees in Hollywood.”
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The video additionally options Full Home star John Stamos. No phrase if PETA was angered by his participation or his exploitation as properly.
For many who have but to view the brand new video, which at this level has over 80,000 views on YouTube, The Offspring put a comedic spin on fading ardour described in “We By no means Have Intercourse Anymore” and the video takes a fairly literal animalistic strategy to point out it. Two dressed-up chimpanzees tar within the video and are proven in chaotic, human-like conditions together with a strip membership tipping dancers, and swinging on a pole underneath shiny lights.
The animals had been provided by Steve Martin’s Working Wildlife, an tools rental company in California, says PETA. The middle has been cited quite a few instances by the U.S. Division of Agriculture for violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, together with for locking chimpanzees in cramped and barren “evening housing” for as much as 18 hours a day and failing to supply animals with sufficient shelter from the weather, sufficient air flow, clear cages, and correct feeding.
Martin additionally has a historical past of disposing of chimpanzees at roadside zoos.
SPIN reached out to the band for remark however didn’t obtain a response by press time.
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