(ANIMAL WELFARE) What is it about painting animals pink for human entertainment or promotion? Last month it was Pink Taco’s painted donkey standing in 90 degree heat. This month it’s a horse spray painted pink for a Selena Gomez music video. Renowned singer Pink came across this horse of a different color on a Malibu beach and was immediately outraged. Though her reaction is understandable, are the two cases the same? The details present a mixed picture, forcing fans and animal lovers everywhere to say yay or neigh to dyed creatures. What do you think? — Global Animal
Ecorazzi, Lisa Kalner Williams
“Get The Party Started” singer Pink has always been one to speak her mind — especially when it comes to protecting animals.
So when she recently noticed a couple of spraypainted horses on a Malibu beach, she took to Twitter to share her disgust: ”If there are any animal activists around Malibu- at Leo Cabrillo State Beach, there are horses being painted for a stupid music video. Shame.” After her 140 characters ran out, she continued: ”Artists should be more aware and responsible for their actions.”
Pink was soon informed that the horses were part of a video for ”I Love You Like A Love Song,” the latest from Disney darling and Justin Bieber squeeze Selena Gomez.
And the word from Team Gomez? According to Selenita’s rep, “A non-toxic, vegetable-based powder paint was applied via an airbrush and removed with water. An official from The Humane Society was on set supervising … it was important to the Production Company, Record Label and Ms. Gomez that no animals were harmed and all proper precautions were taken.”
While Selena’s Twitter account has been mysteriously silent since Thursday, her fans have taken to the Twitterverse to lambaste Pink’s defense of animals.
But those “Selenators” haven’t silenced Pink. “whether u r a fan of mine or whomEVER’S, i won’t stop speaking out about animal cruelty. i’ve taken responsibility in the past, so should she.”
Which side are you on in this “Battle of the Tweets”?