Animal rights activists and Pink angry at Selena Gomez?
Selena Gomez, one of many in a line of Disney Princess starlets, has put the pretty pink princess caricature on trial. Gomez was on the Malibu Beach set for her latest music video, Love You Like a Love Song, with pink horses, and it has animal rights activists abuzz, reports PopEater. Namely, star celeb Pink herself has lashed out over Twitter, calling out the Disney Princess for animal cruelty.
Twitter has Pink saying on May 19, 2011:
If there are any animal activists around Malibu- at Leo Cabrillo State Beach, there are horses being painted for a stupid music video. Shame
Pink followed up on May 20 with comments confirming that she finally realized who was responsible for the Pink ponies and calling Selena Gomez to own up to her actions and take responsibility. She has called for Disney fans to lash out and express their anger at the Disney princess.
But representatives for Selena Gomez have assured that the horses were not harmed by the color change, and what Disney princess wouldn’t want a pink pony of her very own? Fan reactions largely have remained mixed, with some cheering Pink for speaking out and others dismissing the pinky pony stunt as silly but harmless.
From Radar Online:
“It was important to the Production Company, Record Label and Ms. Gomez that no animals were harmed and all proper precautions were taken,” Gomez’s rep said in a statement to People Magazine.
“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.”
Professional reactions also are mixed, according to E! Online. The American Humane society has said the horses are in no danger as long as they are painted with nontoxic products and are tested for allergies prior to the painting process. However, PETA takes a much stronger stance, saying that there is no safe way to paint an animal, citing frightening the animals as one of the risks. And, perhaps, Pink, who is a big supporter of PETA simply objects to any chemicals being used on animals. Would that include nontoxic bath soaps?
One wonders what green celebrity boyfriend Justin Bieber thinks of the pink pony debacle.
Probably not much other than to feel a bit sorry for his otherwise sweet celebrity teen girlfriend that she was catching flack from Animal Rights Activists and another Hollywood celebrity in the press.
Maybe that is why the celebrity couple elected to take a little down time and head out on vacation to the beaches of Hawaii this week — where the young lovers were spotted holding hands on their way to the beach. Selena Gomez wore a cute bikini proudly displaying her bellybutton was an innie — while Justin Bieber (albeit looking a bit bird chested) wore a board shorts style bathing suit and gave the world a peek at his own belly button… an outie.
GREEN CELEBRITY STATS: Selena Gomez
In addition to being very close to green celebrity heartthrob Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, UNICEF, the ENOUGH Project, which focuses on ending genocide, and A Day Made Better, which attempts to help teachers spend more time teaching in classrooms instead of money buying supplies.