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Joan Jett Forced Off Thanksgiving Float By Ranchers

 
Joan Jett Forced Off Thanksgiving Float By Ranchers
Posted Monday, November 18th 2013 @ 11am

Joan Jett will appear on a float during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  But, the float will not be from South Dakota, according to CNN.

Jett was scheduled to appear and perform on a float representing South Dakota.  But, ranchers from the state took issue with the vegetarian representing their state.

Jodie Anderson of the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association told KEVN, "When we learned that about Miss Jett, we were rightly concerned about her representing South Dakota and a state that is so heavily reliant on agriculture and livestock production to drive our economy."

In a statement Jett says, "I've decided to switch from South Dakota to another float because people's political agendas were getting in the way of what should be a purely entertainment driven event.  I will remain focused on entertaining the millions of people watching, who will be celebrating a great American tradition."

Jett is a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

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