Joan Jett, a vegetarian rock n’ roller, will grace South Dakota’s float in the upcoming Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
According to the Rapid City (S.D.) Journal, Tourism Secretary Jim Hagan announced Jett’s role on the state’s Mount Rushmore American Pride float, and now faces questions from the state’s livestock community.
Jodie Anderson, executive director of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, worries that Jett, a vegetarian and poster child for PETA, may project the wrong image for a state rich in agricultural history.
“South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association is very concerned that the South Dakota float would be featuring a prominent vegetarian on the Thanksgiving Parade float,” she said Tuesday. “We hope that future floats would support not only the tourism industry but also agriculture.”