In their own unique way that borders the realms of craziness, PETA has once again managed to attract the world’s attention to an issue that they feel is worth highlighting. Knowing how pop culture and big stars bring with them great publicity, the organization had requested Pet Shop Boys to change their name to Rescue Shelter Boys so that cruelty towards animals is reduced and adoption of pets is encouraged! Are we the only ones to thing they’re stupid AGAIN?
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Not too surprisingly though, the band politely refused PETA Europe’s plea but noted that the cause was still worth highlighting.
PETA had suggested the name change stating that it would promote millions of the bands fans to consider giving a home to an abandoned or unwanted animal from an animal shelter. And with the news now hitting the tabloid, they might have achieved what they set out to do anyway!
So what is next in line? Asking Carcass to change its name to Butterflies and Bumblebees? In case you are wondering, yes, Rescue Shelter Boys is still an available band name for anyone who wishes to start a new band. You game? [via Ecorazzi]