Katy Perry criticized for being inhuman towards animals and asking her dog nugget to ‘Chase Some Koalas’ in her latest ad for Australian retail company Myer.
Singer Katy Perry receives fiery backlash for giving out negative message for animals in her latest advert for Myer. She is seen asking her dog Nugget to chase some Koalas which has not gone well with the animal lovers.
The 32-year-old singer had collaborated with retailer Myer to promote her “Witness: The Tour” concert tickets. The advertise is been criticized at large and is been asked to take down.
Representive of Myer gave the statement saying, “We are aware of comments in relation to Katy Perry’s Witness: The Tour advertisement and a particular reference made to koalas. We are currently removing the material which references koalas.”
Social researcher and Queensland wildlife vet Claire Madden referred the ad as ‘inappropriate’ . She said, “This is just absolute ignorance from Perry and Myer, and inappropriate on so many levels”.
Adding further, “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. It’s great news that they’ve taken some actions over this, although I’m still amazed as to how the marketing department could have let this comment feature on an ad in the first place. It’s sheer ignorance.”
People also expressed their disappointment towards Singer Kate and Myer on twitter.
— Graham Robinson (@robbo_graham) July 5, 2017
Please tell Katy Perry that her puppy dog can't chase Koala's
— Karen McDonald (@Karen_Cascade) July 3, 2017
#boycottmyer for the choice of advertising material condoning the cruelty to Koalas. Please donate to Koala research to show good faith.
— Linda Harrup (@harrup_linda) July 5, 2017