Ke$ha has been known to wear a shark mask while shopping and feathers onstage, so it should come as no surprise that the “Animal” singer is a card carrying member of the wild kingdom. With a dog named Bacon by her side (named for her resemblance to breakfast meat, obviously), Ke$ha’s now proudly waving the Humane Society banner as the organization’s first Global Ambassador.
She took a break from promoting her t-shirt design for HRC’s National Coming Out Day (it’s tomorrow, yo!), to answer a few of our questions about glow paint, shark fins and what we can do for all creatures great and small.
Act: You’ve used animals in your videos, and “We R Who We R” is such a power anthem. Which one of your videos do you think has the strongest message?
Ke$ha: “Your Love Is My Drug” has the strongest message because I got to show my wild, animalistic side and was able to be super creative in how that message came across — glow in the dark paint, a desert and an amazing elephant!
Act: What do you hope to accomplish as their first Global Ambassador?
Ke$ha: I hope to bring much more attention to important issues and change for issues and practices that are harming animals. For instance, banning the sale of cosmetics tested on animals is so important. Workin in this indusry, I have been exposed to so many products and now realize more than ever how cruel and unnecessary animal testing is.
Also, shark finning is a very important issue to me that I hope to bring more attention to. I recently went diving with sharks in their natural habitat and was reintroduced to what beautiful and peaceful creatures they are. Sharks have a bad reputation for being aggressive, when in actuality, if left alone they are not as harmful as they may seem to some.
Act: If you could pick one of your own songs to be an anthem for the Humane Society, what would it be?
Ke$ha: Obviously “Animal”!
Act: How can your fans and fellow animals take action and support the cause?
Learn About the Humane Society
Learn more about the org's programs and find out how you can support them by donating, signing a petition or spreading the word.
Buy the HRC tee
Pick up the National Coming Out Day t-shirt designed by Ke$ha to show support for the Human Rights Campaign.