Dancing Cancels Chimp Segment After PETA's Protest
Dancing With The Stars
PETA won't allow any monkey business on their watch.
ABC's Dancing with the Stars nixed their original plan to use a chimpanzee as a mock guest judge on Tuesday after animal rights group PETA protested the segment, according to Variety.
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During Monday's episode of Dancing, host Tom Bergeron mentioned on-air that a chimp would be joining the following evening's show.
"That prompted PETA to contact executive producer Conrad Green first thing [Tuesday] morning with a plea that the chimp segment be canceled," PETA senior vice president Dan Mathews said.
After Green obliged Tuesday afternoon, he wrote an email that read: "I do appreciate your point that showing a chimpanzee on our show may indirectly lead to other chimpanzees being ill-treated in the future."
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