POP BITS. In Katy Perry’s new video for her single ‘Roar’ the singer goes from Pop Princess to Queen of the jungle (You know – befriending a monkey and teaching a crocodile how to brush its teeth). Despite the success of the video, animal rights charity PETA slammed the video for its use of live animals, KP and her team released a statement claiming absolutely no animals were harmed in the making of the video. Ooh the drama.
Katy’s team released a statement this morning, promising that all the animals on set were quite happy. The statement said “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.” We’re glad that’s be cleared up, now let’s go back to trying to befriend animals in our backyard as Katy has inspired us to. We just spotted a pigeon who looks like he’s dying for a cuppa.
Was PETA right to criticise the video? Either way, it was a pretty spectacular video, right? POP BITS OUT.