Skinned Monkey’s Artwork of Kanye West’s New Song Gets Slammed from PETA
PETA has taken issue with the album cover artwork that Kanye West and The Game have chosen for their upcoming collaboration.
A skinned monkey with a blood-red backdrop was used by both rappers on Instagram on Thursday night to advertise their upcoming single. The image was taken by Nick Knight. The shot was captioned by Ye and Game with the name of their collaboration. They both said in their blogs, “MY LIFE WAS NEVER EASY.”
There was no time to waste before PETA President Ingrid Newkirk sent a statement to Billboard.
This image resembles the monkeys PETA has found 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,” Newkirk said. “When you remove the fur, you can’t miss the fact that there’s a person in there, that they are fellow primates, and do not belong to us.”
If you’d like to see the Instagram post in question and Nick Knight’s original artwork that inspired it, you can do so by scrolling down.