The Offspring's video for their new single, "We Never Have Sex Anymore," was criticized by PETA on Friday (May 14). In a letter addressed to singer Dexter Holland, the animal rights organization called the band out for what it said was the "egregious exploitation" of the chimpanzees in the clip.
"The out-of-touch video for 'We Never Have Sex Anymore' risks resurrecting the chimpanzee trade in Hollywood," PETA wrote of the visual in which chimps dressed in clothes do household chores, sit at a dining room table, brush their teeth, visit a strip club and act "human" in various domestic scenarios. The video also features a John Stamos cameo.
"Dressing up chimpanzees, presenting their fear grimaces as 'smiles,' and placing them side by side with celebrities is a dangerous messaging trifecta, and there isn’t a primate expert alive who doesn’t condemn this kind of old-school exploitation," the letter continues. "If you were going for counterculture, you hit it out of the park."