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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Making Our Ears Bleed: Country Cat Song on YouTube

Posted By on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 1:52 PM

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We get  a lot of press releases, but the one titled "New Country Love Song is the Cat's Meow... Literally" was obviously one we had to open. 

In the release was a link to a new YouTube video/commercial for Meow Mix — and we watched it. Yes, we watched the whole two minutes and six seconds, and we couldn't help but think — did they not notice that this video hints at bestiality? The video spliced between a country singer crooning the tune and a man and his cat in front of candles and singing about  "dinner for two," got more uncomfortable to watch as it went on. We then showed it to a co-worker who said her eyes stated to water it was so awful. It verged on making us our ears bleed. 

We returned to reading the press release, a grimace on our faces, and saw this line: "The tune features the story of Cowboy Jake and his cat Coco, along with guitar riffs from the songwriting team behind hit country and southern rock artists like Dierks Bentley and Lynyrd Skynyrd."

Ronnie Van Zant is rolling in his grave.

If you've got a strong stomach you can try to watch it, or just let this post serve as a warning to skip this video when it shows up in your Facebook and Twitter feed.

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Mollie McWilliams

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Mollie is the Web Editor and has been with SF Weekly since 2010.

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