Katy Perry Criticized Over New Ad For Animal Cruelty

Katy Perry is being criticized over a new advert for the Australian department store chain Myer. In the ad, the pop star tells her dog to “go chase some koalas” – a comment deemed inappropriate by leading vet Claire Madden. Around 110 koalas are attacked and killed by dogs each year in Queensland. 

“Perry is a role model to so many young people, and this just destroys all the good work we do to try to encourage people not to let their dogs come into contact with koalas. Katy Perry I challenge you to come and spend a day with me (a wildlife vet) and learn first hand why your comment should NOT be streamed across the nation. Koalas attacked by dogs is one of their biggest threats and primary reasons for presenting to wildlife hospitals across Australia. Come visit me and you will quickly learn how adorable and precious our koalas are and how undeserving your comment is, ” Madden said. 

Myers is currently working on removing the offensive comments. Watch the video clip below:

Melissa Wilke

Editor-in-chief | After two years in PR, I now work as an Account Manager in an advertising agency in the beautiful city of Duesseldorf. I’ve been blogging for 7 years on several websites and started working as a freelance writer for music magazines in 2013. I believe in the social value of music and its power to change the world for the better. My favourite bands/artists are Green Day, Enter Shikari, Linkin Park, Marmozets, SWMRS, Lana del Rey, Paramore, Foo Fighters, Nirvana and too many more to list them all.

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