Adam Levine slammed by anti-rape organisation for Animals music video
Naked girls feature prominently in Maroon 5 music videos, but never like this.
The recently released music video for the US band's new single, Animals, has been slammed by the largest anti-rape organisation in the US for being a "dangerous depiction of a stalker's fantasy", reports Mail Online.
The video shows a stalker following a woman, played by Levine's real life wife Behati Prinsloo, breaking into her home, photographing her and having a blood-drenched sexual fantasy about her while lying in bed next to her.
Oh, and Levine, who plays a butcher in the music video, performs the song in a room filled with the dead carcasses of animals.
RAINN, or the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, is incensed, and the organisation's vice president Katherine Hull Fliflet put out this strongly worded statement:
"Maroon 5's video for Animals is a dangerous depiction of a stalker's fantasy — and no one should ever confuse the criminal act of stalking with romance ... The trivialisation of these serious crimes, like stalking, should have no place in the entertainment industry."
Animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), on the other hand, are 100 per cent behind the video, reports Contactmusic.
"We think Adam does a very convincing job of making slaughterers look deranged ... If anything, the video doesn't go far enough in showing the bloody horror of the meat industry and the misery that animals endure before their carcasses end up on a meat hook or butcher's chopping block."
Ben Williamson, a spokesman for PETA
You can't please everyone.
Watch the video here (warning: graphic scenes).
Sources: Mail Online, Contactmusic