Nov
20
2013

Oh, for the love of… just leave the Macy’s parade alone, OK?

Don’t make me turn this culture around:

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is awash in animal-related protests over its floats, with controversies involving the unlikely pairing of rocker Joan Jett and Shamu the killer whale.

Activists plan to line the route of next week’s parade to protest a SeaWorld float over accusations in a new documentary that the theme parks treat whales badly. And ranchers succeeded in getting Jett pulled off the South Dakota tourism float after they questioned why the vegetarian and animal-rights ally was representing their beef-loving state.

The float flaps threaten to shake Macy’s traditional position of staying out of politics and soaring silently above the fray, like the massive balloons of Snoopy, Kermit the Frog and SpongeBob SquarePants.

…and I’m looking askance at both sides on this one, OK?  Animal rights activists: people like killer whale balloons.  Ranchers: “Crimson and Clover” is a great freaking cover.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTfHhNg1iII

People need to chill a little.

Moe Lane

3 Comments

  • acat says:

    Polarization’s a beyotch.
    .
    On the upside, it doesn’t tend to last .. in part because, as you say, it gets ridiculous very quickly.
    .
    Mew

  • techsan says:

    The imagery of a dad yelling (yes, families with dads in them do this. Often.) to the kids in the back seat is golden.

  • Freddie Sykes says:

    I can even forgive Joan for supporting Howard Dean when I listen to all the great covers on “Up Your Alley”.

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