PETA Ditches Springsteen Ad

By | April 12, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Animal activists People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals have pulled an advertisement poking fun at Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’ album cover after complaints from the rocker’s management.

The ad shows a large buttocks with the tagline, “Obese in the USA.”

A PETA spokesman says, “The ad was intended to parody the sad shape a meat-addicted America has taken since this classic album came out.”

“Mr. Springsteen’s management felt that people might think we were spoofing Bruce himself, which was never the case.”