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PETA Responds to Kanye West Lyric About Mink Coat

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Turns out the makers of Theraflu aren’t the only people unhappy with Kanye West. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), who West calls out in his ‘Theraflu’ track with DJ Khaled, issued their own response to the outspoken MC.

In his ‘Theraflu’ lyrics, West takes aim at the controversial animal rights organization, spitting, “Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor.” This didn’t go over so well.

In a statement to XXLMag.com, PETA’s Senior Vice President Dan Matthews said, “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,” Matthews continued. “We keep hoping that one day he’ll find his heart and join evolved style icons — including Russell Simmons, Pink, and Natalie Portman — who have dropped animal skins.”

This isn’t the first time Yeezy has ticked off the anti-fur activists. In 2010, PETA lashed out at West and then-girlfriend Amber Rose for wearing long fur coats to fashion week. West has yet to respond to PETA’s comments this time, but in 2010 he had no problem saying that they are “just plain idiots.” We have a feeling he probably hasn’t changed his mind since then!

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