Joan Jett's outspoken advocacy for animal rights has led to a change in plans for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
According to New York's Daily News, the "I Love Rock and Roll"-er had been booked to ride the South Dakota float in the upcoming holiday celebration. But Joan and her band will now ride elsewhere -- after South Dakota farmers and ranchers spoke out about her support of PETA, which backs animal rights and a vegetarian lifestyle.
The South Dakota float -- which sports a model of Mount Rushmore -- has featured other pop artists in recent years, such as Neil Diamond and Mannheim Steamroller.
A parade spokesman said Macy’s was making the change “to prevent any further distraction from our entertainment mission... The Parade has never taken on, promoted or otherwise engaged in social commentary, political debate, or other forms of advocacy, no matter how worthy.”