President Barack Obama is under fire at the moment.
The Commander-in-Chief is instead hearing it from PETA due to his scheduled appearance on Running Wild with Bear Grylls.
Earlier this week, NBC confirmed that “Obama will meet with Grylls while visiting Alaska to observe the effects of climate change on the area. The two will then come together in the Alaskan Wilderness."
Climate change and what we can do about it has been a significant part of Obama's platform of late.
His special visit with Grylls will be taped in the near future and aired on NBC later this year.
Sounds simple and possibly helpful enough, right? Wrong, according to PETA.
The animal rights organization has released the following statement in light of this news:
Bear Grylls’ shows are known as the bottom of the barrel in demeaning, sexist, species-ist, and who knows what other ‘-ist’ TV reality shows - and that’s certainly saying something.
This internationally condemned program, on which women have been bullied into slitting a baby pig’s throat and eating a mouse soaked in urine, is the last place for the 44th president to be seen.
There are far better ways to get the message about global climate change out than by appearing on this disgusting show.
Running Wild with Bear Grylls tracks this survival expert as he spends time with American celebrities – including Kate Winslet, Kate Hudson, Zac Efron, Michelle Rodriguez and Channing Tatum – on one-on-one adventures that put their survival skills to the test.
Do you agree with PETA? Should Obama back out of his appearance?