PETA has called out Kanye West over the skinned monkey cover art for his new single “Eazy.”
“The photo is reminiscent of the monkeys PETA has found, sometimes heads, sometimes hands, sometimes the whole body, in meat markets around the world and it makes it clear that when you remove the fur you can’t miss that there’s a person in there, that they are fellow primates, and do not belong to us to abuse for any purpose – not in laboratories, roadside zoos, movies, or meat markets,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk told Billboard.
The disturbing image of a skinned monkey that @kanyewest shared serves as a reminder that there’s no real difference between humans & other animals.
— PETA (@peta) January 14, 2022
The animal rights organization tagged the rapper in a tweet:
“The disturbing image of a skinned monkey that @kanyewest
shared serves as a reminder that there’s no real difference between humans & other animals. Their lives aren’t easy when we abuse & kill them for food, experiments, clothing, or entertainment. #EndSpeciesism“
Kanye West used the song to diss his ex, Kim Kardashian and her new boyfriend Pete Davidson.
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