The next chapter in a newly sparked beef between Pete Davidson and PETA features a profanity-laced voicemail from the former. The beef started when Davidson was filmed buying a dog from a New York pet store instead of adopting one from a shelter. Following the video PETA made a statement expressing their disagreement with the decision. Apparently, Davidson took quite an issue with that move.
According to TMZ, Davidson chose to respond with a profanity-laced voicemail for PETA executive Daphna Nachminovitch. On the call, he argues that because he’s allergic to dogs he had to find a specific breed that would have been difficult to locate in a shelter. From that point, the voicemail goes on an angry rant. Apparently, Pete was getting the dog for his mother to replace another dog that had recently died. He brings it up in the voicemail as an explanation for his action.
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In a response to the situation, PETA said “Our hearts go out to the Davidson family for the loss of their dog, but Pete must know in his heart that there’s no excuse for buying a dog and propping up the puppy mill industry when millions of dogs await loving homes in shelters.” After the voicemail was made public Davidson issued an apology. In his statement, he lamented his anger and emotion but defended his motivations. “It was a poor choice of words. I shouldn’t have said what I said, but I am not sorry for standing up for myself and my family.”
Controversy has followed Pete Davidson around for years most notably his time with Kim Kardashian. Kim and Pete’s relationship returned to many people’s minds recently when the topic was covered on an episode of The Kardashians. Pete was also slated to return to Saturday Night Live last month, his first time back since leaving the show. Before he could step in as host though the ongoing Writer’s Guild strike caused the episode to be canceled. What’s your take on the beef between Pete Davidson and PETA? Leave a comment below and tell us.