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Maroon 5’s ‘Animals’ Video Slammed by Sexual Assault Group

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There is no denying that Maroon 5‘s ‘Animals’ music video borders on the disturbing side — and sexual assault organization RAINN is speaking out about the video’s “dangerous depiction.”

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) has released a statement about the music video, which features Adam Levine as an obsessed stalker hunting down his real-life wife, Behati Prinsloo.

“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,” the group said in a statement (quote via Yahoo Music).

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

The eyebrow-raising video (which contains lyrics such as “I’ll be preying on you tonight, hunt you down, eat you alive”) also features graphic images of a naked Levine and Prinsloo kissing, covered in blood.

What do you think of the backlash against Maroon 5’s ‘Animals’ music video?

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