Exclusive: PETA Blasts Selena Gomez’s Pink Painted Horses

By: / May 21, 2011

Not everyone is a fan of Selena Gomez‘s latest video “Love You Like a Love Song.” After the pop star was spotted on a Malibu beach with pink painted horses, animal right advocates including PETA were up in arms.

“There are no safe ways to paint a live horse or any animal; they can have painful allergic reactions to chemicals and there’s no way to know how an individual animal will react,” a rep for PETA told Celebuzz.

“Also, subjecting skittish animals like horses to extended periods of restraint and spraying is stressful and frightening.”

Selena’s camp has since responded to the controversy, saying that the pink substance was “non toxic, vegetable based powder paint” but that hasn’t stopped fellow singer Pink — a known PETA supporter — from speaking out.

On Friday, Pink tweeted:

“If there are any animal activists around Malibu- at Leo Cabrillo State Beach, there are horses being painted for a stupid music video. Shame … Artists should be more aware and responsible for their actions.”

There’s no word on when the video will be released, but we’d love to know what you think about the controversy. Friend us on Facebook or Twitter and sound off.