HomeTVAll My ChildrenPETA Goes Bananas Over Jesse McCartney Eating Monkey Brains Jamey Giddens April 7, 2009 4 Comments Uh oh. It looks like soap stud-turned-pop star Jesse McCartney has run afowl, I mean afoul, of the good folks over at PETA. According to Allie Is Wired, the All My Children alum and Greek guest star has ruffled the feathers of the animal activism group by copping to eating monkey brains during a recent trip to Asia. Here’s what McCartney had to say for himself: It was a little chewy and a little bland. It could have been seasoned a lit bit more to tell you the truth." Poor kid. Someone should have told him it would have been a better career move to admit to doing heroin or cheating on his taxes than daring to admit to being a carnivore in Hollyweird. Here’s PETA’s statement: You’d have to be bananas to eat monkey flesh or any meat. When it comes to the ability to feel pain and suffer, a monkey is no different from chickens, cows and pigs. All animals deserve respect, which is why PETA promotes a vegetarian lifestyle. I totally agree with PETA. All animals should be respected. Why I had plenty of respect for each and every rabbit my grandfather used to shoot and skin for my grandmother to make rabbit gravy and mashed potatoes back home in Texas. Those little critters gave their lives so that we could have something to eat—of course we could have always ordered a pizza from the Front Street Junction— and yes, they tasted just like chicken! RIP Fluffy, Peter Cottontail and Skittles. 4 Responses TV Gord April 7, 2009 Sometimes I think I’m the only vegan on the planet who doesn’t give a damn what anyone else eats. I don’t like meat, I absolutely think dairy from other animals is toxic to humans, but I will gladly have lunch with friends who eat burgers and suck back milkshakes. I cannot STAND PETA and their intrusive tactics. Go ahead, eat what you want. As long as you’re not Hannibal Lechter, you okay by me. It’s Jesse McCartney, for heaven’s sake, not Paul McCartney! LOL! Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin April 7, 2009 Jamey I saw this late last night on the website for Mojo in the Morning and came thisclose to emailing it to you. I was certain it would appeal to your sense of humor and lo and behold you have it up on dc today. TOO FUNNY. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens April 7, 2009 Yeah nothing irks me more than those PETA fanatics! Log in to Reply Dariclone April 8, 2009 I wouldn’t *ever* eat monkey brains, but seriously PETA? This is what you’re worried about? Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.