Joan Jett Booted from a Float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Joan Jett has been booted from a parade float representing South Dakota in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Ranchers are protesting the “I Love Rock & Roll” singer because they claim she’s a vegetarian and has been critical of their livestock production. Jett is a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. “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,” Jett said in a statement. “I will remain focused on entertaining the millions of people watching, who will be celebrating a great American tradition.” The trade group for ranchers in South Dakota complained about Jett’s placement on the state’s float for the New York parade.