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Joan Jett and PETA vs. South Dakota in the Macy's Parade.

by Otto Man


Macy department store has moved Joan Jett and her band off the South Dakota tourism float in its upcoming Thanksgiving Day parade after ranchers complained about having Jett, a vegetarian and animal rights advocate representing their state. South Dakota farmers and ranchers were concerned about the choice to put Jett on the float because she is a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Jett released a statement that said she’d decided to switch floats to keep political agendas from getting in the way of entertaining the people celebrating a great American tradition. A Macy's parade spokesman said a new performer for the South Dakota float will be announced later, and added that the annual parade in New York City is about entertainment, not advocacy, and that applied to almost any political cause. More and more and more