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(CNN) -- Rock star Joan Jett was removed from a parade float representing South Dakota in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade after ranchers protested her appearance, saying she's a vegetarian and a critic of their livestock production.

Jett is a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the world's largest animal rights group that promotes a vegetarian diet and condemns factory farms and ranches.

"I've decided to switch from South Dakota to another float because people's political agendas were getting in the way of what should be a purely entertainment driven event," Jett said in a statement Saturday. "I will remain focused on entertaining the millions of people watching, who will be celebrating a great American tradition."


http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/16/us/joan-jett-macys-parade-float/index.html

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should be a purely entertainment driven event,
yep!

I like her music have been a fan for years. My fav story about Joan was when she was on a flight and a lady threw a punch at Joan. Well needless to say they took the lady off the flight and she needed medical attention.


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Re: Joan Jett switches from Macy's South Dakota float after ranchers protest
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 03:14:06 PM »
For a vegetarian, she is slightly over fond of leather. :patriot:

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Re: Joan Jett switches from Macy's South Dakota float after ranchers protest
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 03:22:35 PM »
That has been a pet peeve of mine for years. Take Pam Anderson she is a PETA suporter. But you can't tell me she doesn't own any high end leather shoes ? Drives a high end car with leather seats. 

I guess they think leathe seats and shoes come from the factory! :whistle:


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Re: Joan Jett switches from Macy's South Dakota float after ranchers protest
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 03:33:34 PM »
Uh, Joan, doesn't the Macy's parade celebrate Thanksgiving, a day widely known for the consumption of turkey?
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Re: Joan Jett switches from Macy's South Dakota float after ranchers protest
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 06:39:03 PM »
Jett did a lot of foxhole sized tours in the Balkans and elsewhere. She was [maybe still is] a big USO supporter, who always asked to get sent out to the boonies.  :patriot:
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