Kanye West and The Game have both come under fire from PETA for sharing an image of a skinned monkey.
The two rappers have repeatedly used the photo to promote their recent new single, ‘Eazy’, which they released last Friday. Instagram has since pulled it up for displaying “sensitive content”, but that didn’t stop The Game from changing his profile picture to the graphic image.
PETA President Ingrid Newkirk has told Billboard, “The photo is reminiscent of the monkeys PETA has found, sometimes heads, sometimes hands, sometimes the whole body, 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 – not in laboratories, roadside zoos, movies, or meat markets.”
Meanwhile, on Twitter, the organisation added, “The disturbing image of a skinned monkey that Kanye West shared serves as a reminder that there’s no real difference between humans & other animals. Their lives aren’t easy when we abuse & kill them for food, experiments, clothing, or entertainment.”
On the track, Ye discusses his divorce from Kim Kardashian and raps, “We havin’ the best divorce ever, If we go to court, we’ll go to court together, Matter of fact, pick up your sis, we’ll go to Kourt’s together.”
Elsewhere, he makes a snide pop at her new beau, Pete Davidson, and spits, “God saved me from that crash, Just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s ass”.
As of writing, both West and The Game have ignored the comments by PETA.