Sexual Assault Support Group Releases Statement on Maroon 5's 'Animals': It's a 'Dangerous' Video
If you've seen Maroon 5's video for "Animals," you're not going to forget the blood (so much blood!) anytime soon.
But while the stalker-gone-mad vibe may be strictly fantasy to some, RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network, has released a statement expressing disappointment in the video, which it says glorfies troubling stalking behavior.
"Maroon 5's video for "Animals" is a dangerous depiction of a stalker's fantasy -- and no one should ever confuse the criminal act of stalking with romance. The trivialization of these serious crimes, like stalking, should have no place in the entertainment industry. Survivors everywhere can get help 24/7 through the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org."
Billboard reached out to a rep for the band, but did not immediately receive a response.