PETA slogan says Clay is “neutered,” blames it on his killed-a-kitten comment.

PETA slogan says Clay is “neutered,” blames it on his killed-a-kitten comment.
PETA’s newest advertising campaign features Triumph the Insult Comic Dog promoting neutering–by way of saying that it “didn’t hurt Clay Aiken” to have his balls cut off. PETA attributes the slogan, “Get Neutered–It Didn’t Hurt Clay Aiken,” to Triumph, a puppet, but says the organization “didn’t object because Aiken recently told Rolling Stone, ‘I think cats are Satan. There’s nothing worse to me than a house cat. When I was about 16, I had a kitten and ran over it.’ PETA deals with dozens of cases of cruelty to cats every week and knows firsthand how damaging statements like this can be–impressionable kids often mimic what their ‘idols’ do.” PETA doesn’t offer evidence that Clay is actually ball-less. New gossip maven Lloyd Grove gets a quote from Clay’s PR rep (ooh, scoop! go Lloyd), who says, “I’m taken aback by this a little bit. Is this a joke? I thought their whole idea is to reach out to millions of people–half of which are Clay Aiken fans.”

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