Kanye West slammed by PETA over skinned monkey artwork for 'Eazy'
17 January 2022, 15:05
Calling the single artwork 'disturbing', PETA have criticised the rapper saying "their lives aren’t easy when we abuse & kill them for food, experiments, clothing, or entertainment"
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Kanye West has found himself in hot water with animal rights organisation PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) after revealing the artwork for his latest single 'Eazy', which features an image of a skinned monkey.
The artwork for the track, which features The Game and samples Eazy-E's 'Eazy Duz It' was captioned: "My life was never easy", which saw Instagram instantly flagged the photo as 'sensitive content'.
Taking to Instagram to call out the DONDA rapper, the statement read:
"The disturbing image of a skinned monkey that @kanyewest shared serves as a reminder that there’s no real difference between humans and other animals. Their lives aren’t easy when we abuse and kill them for food, experiments, clothing, or entertainment — they’re not ours to abuse for any reason. #EndSpeciesism".
Continuing to share their thoughts on the artwork, PETA president Ingrid Newkirk spoke to Billboard saying:
"The photo is reminiscent of the monkeys PETA has found, sometimes heads, sometimes hands, sometimes the whole body, in meat markets around the world".
He adds: "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".
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Since then, they were spotted holding hands on a rollercoaster, wearing matching pyjamas celebrating his birthday on Instagram, on a couple's vacation in the Bahamas and even going on a cinema date.
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