Rove may want to pick his rhymes more carefully the next time he grabs the mic.
reports the Deputy White House Chief of Staff, who recently debuted his rap alias
MC Rove, has come under fire from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals),
for his impromptu rap performance at the 63rd annual Radio-Television Correspondent’s
Association dinner. Rove
was among a group of people brought on stage by comedians Brad Sherwood and Colin
Mochrie from the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway. Before
his performance, Rove said he enjoys "ripping the tops off of animals"
and demonstrated with his hands when he was asked what his hobbies were by the
by Rove’s ad-libs, Sherwood and Mochrie referenced the political aide in their
rap with lines like "He’s so white from his head to his feet and He’s a dancing
resident/He’s sidekick to the president."Despite
the humorous nature of the performance, PETA president Ingrid Newkirk was anything
but amused, as she expressed her outrage in a letter to Rove at the White House."We
saw your bizarre routine…and our first thought was, ‘Don’t give up your day
job,’" Newkirk wrote. "On second thought, we do wish you’d give up your
day job. . . . You have a severe compassion deficit and, sadly, you have the president’s
ear, and the last thing this country needs is someone whispering something violent
into it." Founded
in 1980, PETA is the largest animal rights organization in the world. The
Norfolk, Virgina-based organization, which has more than 1.6 million members and
supporters, focuses on four areas in which animals suffer most: on factory farms,
in laboratories, in the clothing trade and in the entertainment industry.