As you’ve probably heard, a new Kanye West track came out yesterday and while most were preoccupied with lyrics about dinner with Anna Wintour and that (suspiciously well-timed) declaration of love for Kim Kardashian, West also threw in a saucy message for animal rights group PETA: “Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor.”
Well, PETA got the message and, of course, they’re not just letting it go. PETA’s senior vice president, Dan Matthews, who once described West and then-girlfriend Amber Rose as “pathetic creatures from a shabby roadside zoo,” gave XXL the following hilarious statement:
What’s draggin’ on the floor is Kanye’s reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings. He’s a great musician but doesn’t seem to have the fashion sense to design anything more than caveman costumes. 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.
We’re not sure what’s funnier: Matthews’ description of West’s designs as “caveman costumes” or the fact that he called Pink an evolved style icon. Regardless, we love a good PETA-celebrity feud and we seriously doubt West is going to eschew fur anytime soon, especially now that he may or may not be dating, in what may or may not be a publicity stunt (They went to see Hunger Games together Wednesday night), fellow PETA target Kim Kardashian. Incidentally, Kardashian was on the Today show this morning, where she, too, addressed the animal rights group that flour bombed her on the red carpet last month, as well as her relationship with West (seriously the timing on all of this is amazing).
Regarding PETA, she said:
It’s just a little odd to me that their whole message is non-violence toward animals, yet they are being violent towards humans. I don’t think that assaulting someone is appropriate at all.
Regarding her relationship with West, which Page Six calls “carefully orchestrated:”
I completely respect and understand that you have to ask these questions, but I’ve said before, I mean, Kanye and I have been friends for years. And you know, you never know what the future holds or where my life will take me. So…I like the song?
If Kimye, as they’re being called on Twitter, are indeed a couple, we’re sure they have the power to, at the very least, keep the fur industry alive for a long time, and to become PETA’s most hated duo since the Olsen twins.