Statement on Maroon 5's Music Video "Animals"

RAINN issued an official statement in light of the new music video from American pop rock band Maroon 5:

"Maroon 5's video for "Animals" is a dangerous depiction of a stalker's fantasy — and no one should ever confuse the criminal act of stalking with romance, said Katherine Hull Fliflet, RAINN VP of Communications.

"The trivialization of these serious crimes, like stalking, should have no place in the entertainment industry. Survivors everywhere can get help 24/7 through the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org."

About RAINN
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,000 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. The hotlines have helped more than two million people since 1994. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Related News:
New Adam Levine Video Confuses Violence and Love (TIME)

Maroon 5's Video for 'Animals' Sparks Outrage Over Depiction of Stalking (ABC)

Sexual Assault Support Group Releases Statement on Maroon 5's 'Animals': It's a 'Dangerous' Video (Billboard)

Maroon 5's "Animals" Video Blasted by Sexual Assault Group (Hollywood Reporter)

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