Kanye West sent the web spinning with his new song “Theraflu,” but his fans weren’t the only ones who had something to say about the unexpected new release. PETA and Theraflu (the cold and flu relief company that share the same title as the song) have both spoken out against the rapper.
It was no surprise at all that PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal, didn’t like the Hit-Boy produced song, as he name-checks them with lyrics to obviously offend; “Someone tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor.”
Never ones to keep quiet about anything, they hit back telling the Wall Street Journal, “What’s dragging 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.”
I guess it didn’t help either that he’s friends with Kim Kardashian, another celebrity on their naughty list.
Theraflu, on the other hand, don’t seem personally offended by the song, but more agitated by the fact that Kanye not only used their brand name as the title of the song, but is also using their product on the single artwork. A representative for them told TMZ, “We in no way endorse or approve of the references or use of the image and likeness of Theraflu in this manner.”
Well, it wouldn’t be Kanye West without a bit of controversy, would it?