South Dakotans not happy about Joan Jett on state’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float

Joan Jett (Gail Burton/AP) Joan Jett (Gail Burton/AP)

South Dakotans: Not fans of Joan Jett – or at least the fact that she’ll appear on the state’s tourism float in this year’s
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, reports AP. The issue? Jett is an outspoken vegetarian and animal rights supporter; and some think it sends the wrong message when the South Dakota economy relies heavily on the cattle industry and livestock. “I don’t understand what they were thinking,” said South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association president Cory Eich.

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