Macy's Removes Joan Jett From SD Float
by KDLT News
November 15, 2013 11:15 AM
Macy's says it has removed Joan Jett from a float representing South Dakota in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Macy's says a new performer for the South Dakota float will be announced at a later date. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will still be in the parade, but on a different float.
The original choice to have Jett on the South Dakota float angered cattle producers in the state because Jett is a vegetarian and animal rights advocate. She is also a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which promotes a vegetarian diet and criticizes livestock production practices.