Selena Gomez Defends Painting Horses for Video Shoot After Pink Blasts Her

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 Defends Painting Horses for Video Shoot After Pink Blasts Her
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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."


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posted by Jorge on Apr 15, 2013
I know of one particular band who painted a large red circle around a white horse's eye just for a CD cover. I wonder why Pink didn't catch that sooner? Loser.
posted by <3 horses on Feb 27, 2012
the paint is non-toxic and is washed off with water its not dangerous...if it where dangerous the horses wouldnt let them do it to them, and they wouldnt be standing there so soundly i would know cause of my horse people use stuff like that for parade's to and nobody makes a deal about that. I love pink but get your facts straight before you say anything, whether or not you where talking about her or not it doesnt matter
posted by 425 on Jan 03, 2012
I like them both but I disagree with painting horses pink
posted by horses<3 on Aug 01, 2011
Who cares if the dye is nontoxic its still wrong to do to any animal , I used to like Selena Gomez but I'm not so sure now.
posted by SelenaFanForever on Aug 01, 2011
Jeez, Selena would never harm animals. She adopts dogs and she's with UNICEF for God's sake, what more proof do you need that she's a good person?? She didn't hurt the horses, she just painted them pink and later washed away the paint. So Pink should apologize. I actually liked her before, but now I hate her. Selena <3
posted by vyao6 on Jul 11, 2011
what music video
posted by fiona on Jun 01, 2011
@fshdrtgsder i think selena gomez is wearing black and the horses are pink because it makes the horse and selena both stand out separatly, and how would you know selena gomez is stupid?
posted by fshdrtgsder on May 29, 2011
What's the farkin point of having pink horses if you're wearing black? Jeez she's stupid.
posted by SelenaPink on May 29, 2011
Oops, sorry for the second one :P
posted by Belle on May 27, 2011
I am a huge animal lover and I just want to saw what is the big deal that she dyed the horse pink. I have seen alot of dog owners dye thier dogs all different colors. So why not a horse. Its non toxic.
posted by Loren on May 22, 2011
Selena, you don't need to answer the attention whore called Pink. She doesn't give a f about horses, all she wants is attention. She's a bully who's aborted children before and loves animals more than humans.
posted by Maria on May 21, 2011
Seriously, whether "non-toxic" or not, it just doesn't seem right to paint horses pink for our personal enjoyment.
posted by Kevin on May 21, 2011
I wonder if they painted the horses' vajays pink too. How could they tell which one was Selena, since Justin has probably expanded hers with his huge wad of money from his pedophilactic world wide tour.
posted by WonderBuono! on May 21, 2011
Dude, it's not cruelty. It's just pink "paint" that rinses off when wet. :D And instead of apologizing for her (Pink's) mistake, now she's just getting angry and being a brat? Wow. *rolls eyes*
posted by selena fan on May 21, 2011
By the way I'm the selena fan that said nice things not the mean things because she is so talented luv u selena :)
posted by Lelelei on May 21, 2011
Sheesh, Pink, don't be so hard abut the pink horses. You should be glad she painted them pink... you know, pink and you... yeah. Anyway, I don't think painting horses really is that bad- I mean, she didn't hurt them physically, did she? Pink stop overreacting, guuuurl.
posted by selena fan on May 21, 2011
pink your such a bitch! in your music video 'fuckin perfect' you had PORN! two were having sexual intercourse at the begining, you think that's good? and before you state your dumb opinion you should know that it's NON toxic powder and with a little water is gone to it's original color. pink I was a fan before but now I hate you! love you selly!
posted by what on May 21, 2011
shut up pink she is only 18
posted by shubham dubey on May 21, 2011
pink horses are the best thing to publish this video
posted by sethy on May 21, 2011
Paint the lil disney creep pink and see how she likes it
posted by Dee on May 21, 2011
She could've CGI'd the color onto a white horse in editing. I think Pink's problem isn't with the chemicals used, it's with the fact that she's freaking painting horses for personal enjoyment. It does seem like the horses are being exploited here. Pink is an avid supporter of PETA and made this statement before she even knew WHO's video it was. It's nothing against Selena personally, but would anyone honestly expect PINK to see HORSES BEING PAINTED and NOT say anything? o_O I wish them both the best, but I do agree that I think Pink Horses are a lot bit unnecessary.
posted by Selena fan on May 21, 2011
I guess it's kind of wrong but at least she's using nontoxict and they did not get hurt and she also did it for us to enjoy her music vide love u selena your the best and thanks for everythind
posted by @bravo on May 20, 2011
migod.did u not see her mention DISNEY.the name is unnecessary.its there buddy.i luv u p!nk
posted by miley on May 20, 2011
selena gomez is the best and i love here lots i wish she came to chch
posted by miley on May 20, 2011
that is grat
posted by Bravo51 on May 20, 2011
Your article is incorrect PINK never named selena in her tweets.
posted by Whitney on May 20, 2011
Selena, i love you, but pink horses are not needed to make your music video pretty

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