The animal welfare charity, PETA, have asked Jack Harlow and Drake to donate their profits from ‘Churchill Downs’ to help racehorses.
The pair of rappers shot the video for the track from Come Home The Kids Miss You at this year’s Kentucky Derby, and it showed them having a blast of a time at the event. However, PETA, which is an acronym for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, have criticised the shoot.
They noted how the horse that won the Derby was “struck in the face shortly after crossing the finish line”. PETA added: “Jack Harlow and Drake have chosen to glamourise horse racing with their new ‘Churchill Downs’ video.
“In response, PETA is calling on Harlow to donate the song’s proceeds toward caring for thoroughbreds discarded by the industry, which exports 7,500 of them for slaughter every year.”
Meanwhile, PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo said: “Jack Harlow’s glamourised portrayal of horse racing is missing the whips, drugs and deaths that run rampant in the industry. Profiting from the abuse of others is never acceptable and PETA is calling on Jack Harlow to pony up and pay for the care of American Thoroughbreds who would otherwise be shipped to foreign slaughterhouses. The one sure thing in horse racing is that the horses always lose.”
Last week, Lil Uzi Vert rushed to the defence of Harlow after he was accused of being in his position because of white privilege. He said: “Nah, he doesn’t have white privilege…nah, he’s signed to Black people.”