One of the best songs on the new Offspring album Let the Bad Times Roll is “We Never Have Sex Anymore.” The song, about intimacy issues in a relationship, obviously required a chimpanzee for the video.
Such casting drives PETA nuts. Here’s a statement:
“There are plenty of things we all miss about the ’90s—but animal exploitation isn’t among them. Every minute your video remains online, it risks legitimizing a cruel industry, propping up the exotic-‘pet’ trade, and reversing years of animal advocacy work that has nearly ended the use of chimpanzees in Hollywood.”
The problem stems from The Offspring’s contracting of Steve Martin’s Working Wildlife, which has been nailed several times by the US Department of Agriculture because they violated the federal Animal Act, specifically with their treatment of chimps in their care.
The Offspring notes in the notes for the YouTube video that no animals were harmed. Sad that we have to say that, right?