May 21, 2011 01:23:20 GMT
Assuring that the horses were not in any danger, Selena's spokesperson says they used 'a non toxic, vegetable based powder paint' for the animals when shooting 'Love You Like a Love Song' video.
Selena Gomez has come to her defense in response to fellow singer Pink who slammed her for allowing horses used in her music video to be painted pink. Through her representative, the "Monte Carlo" movie beauty assured people that the animals were not harmed for the video shoot.
"It was important to the Production Company, Record Label and Ms. Gomez that no animals were harmed and all proper precautions were taken," the rep told the press. "A non toxic, vegetable based powder paint was applied via an airbrush and removed with water. An official from the Humane Society was on set supervising."
Selena used the horses to film visuals for "Love You Like a Love Song", her next single which is taken from her June 28 studio album "When the Sun Goes Down". Sharing screen with Oliver Seitz as her love interest, the 18-year-old pop singer did the shooting on the beach of Malibu in Los Angeles, CA on May 19.
Soon after the set picture, which sees her hitting the shore with pink horses, made their way out on the web, animal lover Pink took to her Twitter to criticize the Disney star. The "Raise Your Glass" hitmaker wrote, "If there are any animal activists around Malibu- at Leo Cabrillo State Beach, there are horses being painted for a stupid music video. Shame."
The avid supporter of PETA went on, "Artists should be more aware and responsible for their actions." She got mixed feedbacks from Tweeps; some praised her for taking a stand against animal cruelty, and the others hit her back. One Twitter user who goes by the name of Yasmine posted, "Talk straight to the person if you r talking about someone! not to the whole world to make her look bad!!"
To some people, supposedly Selena's fans, who were upset with her for speaking up her opinion, Pink wrote, "oh lord, THAT'S whose video it was? Disney fans unite. here we go. RT @PinkFans_ NEWS: @SelenaGomez fans are angry with @Pink." She continued, "whether u r a fan of mine or whomEVER'S, i won't stop speaking out about animal cruelty.i've taken responsibility in the past,so should she."