That may very well be the dorkiest headline I’ve ever come up with. And I couldn’t be prouder. Anyway, Selena Gomez was shooting a music video over the weekend for her new single, and for some reason she decided that she need horses for the video. But not just any horses! No, she needed the horses to be pink. Why? No fucking clue. Anyway, P!nk (the artist, not the color) wasn’t too hot on the idea of Selena dying horses pink for no reason, so she took to Twitter to call her out on it.
It all went down Thursday afternoon — when P!nk noticed a pink horse and a purple horse on a So Cal beach …. and twittered, “If there are any animal activists around Malibu- at Leo Cabrillo State Beach, there are horses being painted for a stupid music video. Shame.”
The pop star continued, “Artists should be more aware and responsible for their actions.”
Selena’s rep tells us, “A non toxic, vegetable based powder paint was applied via an airbrush and removed with water. An official from the Humane Society was on set supervising.” SOURCE
Yeah yeah yeah, humane society … whatever. Look, normally I play it fast and loose when it comes to celebrities whining about animal rights (I love animals, but I HATE PETA) but I’m siding with P!nk on this one. First off, why the hell did they need to be pink? A white horse is already a girl’s best friend, so painting it pink is basically just fucking overkill. Second, you can literally see the ennui in those horses’ eyes over the fact that they were painted tickle-me-pink. You can lead a horse to water, but if you paint it pink, it will probably jump in head-first and try to drown itself.