Theraflu, PETA Respond to Kanye West Song

By ABC News

Apr 6, 2012 10:45am
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Universal Music Group Kanye West seems to admit that he fell in love with Kim Kardashian on his tell-all new song “Theraflu,” and now PETA is just hoping that the rapper “find his heart” when it comes to the treatment of animals.

‘Ye mentions PETA in the hook to his single, rhyming, “Someone tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor.”  The group has fired back, of course, with PETA’s senior vice president Dan Mathews issuing a statement Thursday, saying, “What’s draggin’ on the floor is Kanye’s reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings.”

Mathews goes on to say that while ‘Ye is a “great musician,” he “doesn’t seem to have the fashion sense to design anything more than caveman costumes.”

By that, the PETA leader is likely referring to the fall/winter collection that Kanye debuted during Paris Fashion Week back in March.  Models walked the runway in furs and reptile skins, which certainly lost Kanye favor with groups fighting for the protection of animals.

Still, PETA hasn’t completely written off Kanye.  “We keep hoping that one day he’ll find his heart and join evolved style icons — including Russell Simmons, Pink and Natalie Portman — who have dropped animal skins,” Mathews says.

PETA isn’t the only group that isn’t happy about Kanye’s song “Theraflu.”  According to TMZ, a rep for the cold medicine says, “We in no way endorse or approve of the references or use of the image and likeness of Theraflu in this manner.”

Kanye titled the single “Theraflu” because, according to his lyrics, he’s “Way too cold, I promise you’ll need some Theraflu.”

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