Theraflu And PETA Not Thrilled With Kanye’s New Song

April 6, 2012  |

Yesterday we told you about Kanye West’s new track “Theraflu” and his professed love for Kim Kardashian, but while we were caught up in K+K’s love story, cold medicine company Theraflu and PETA had other things on the brain.

You know PETA doesn’t let any slight against animals go, so when Ye said in his new song, “Someone tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor,” you better believe somebody told them, and they snapped back quickly—as always. PETA told the Wall Street Journal in a 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.”

That rep isn’t likely to get any better now that he’s hanging with fur-loving Kim, although that response is a lot more mild than what they said about Kanye and Amber Rose a few years back. They told the media the couple looked like “pathetic creatures from a shabby roadside zoo.” No wonder Ye said what he said.

PETA is likely the least of his concerns though, now that Theraflu has also said a few things about Kanye  using their tradename for his song. In a statement, a rep told TMZ:

“We in no way endorse or approve of the references or use of the image and likeness of Theraflu in this manner.

“Theraflu is an over-the-counter product used to help relieve cold and flu symptoms that millions of consumers rely on.”

I doubt anyone has gotten the two confused, if anything this song might give their brand more notoriety, but in this day and age of lawsuit happiness I foresee legal action. I can already picture Kanye cutting off a judge in court saying, “Imma let you finish but…”

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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