Selena Gomez's new music video, "Love You Like a Love Song," will reportedly not feature pink-tinted horses after all.
Several weeks ago, the 18-year-old pop singer was photographed on a Los Angeles-area beach with two horses who were painted pink, a shirtless man with long, blond hair and a film crew. The rock singer Pink, a PETA supporter, then Tweeted: "If there are any animal activists around Malibu- at Leo Cabrillo State Beach, there are horses being painted for a stupid music video. Shame."
The animals will not be used in the final cut of Gomez's new video, E! News reported recently.
The singer has not commented. Photos of Gomez filming the clip were posted on her official website and none include a horse.
"When Selena was presented the idea for the video, no one informed her the horses would be painted and she had assumed they would be colored in post-production," E! News quoted a "production insider" as saying. "When she showed up to the set, she was very surprised to see them painted."
The news outlet also quoted Gomez's representative as saying that "no animals were harmed and all proper precautions were taken" during the shoot and that "a nontoxic, vegetable-based powder paint was applied via an airbrush and removed with water. An official from the Humane Society was on set supervising."
The video is set to drop soon after the release of the single "Love You Like a Love Song," which is scheduled to hit stores on June 21. The track is featured on Selena Gomez & the Scene's third album, "When The Sun Goes Down," which is set for release a week later.