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PETA’s Reaction To Obama ‘Bear Grylls’ Appearance Is Pure Gold

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Rachel Stoltzfoos Staff Reporter

PETA slammed President Barack Obama’s plan to appear on Bear Grylls’ reality TV show “Running Wild” Monday, calling the show “sexist” and “speciesist.”

Bear Grylls’ shows are known as the bottom of the barrel in demeaning sexist, speciesist, and who knows what other ‘-ist’ TV reality shows — and that’s certainly saying something,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement almost immediately after NBC announced Obama’s plan. 

“These internationally condemned programs, on which women have been bullied into slitting a baby pig’s throat and eating a mouse soaked in urine, are the last place for the 44th president to be seen. There are far better ways to get the message about global climate change out than by appearing on this disgusting show.”

Obama will tape the episode with the survival expert during an upcoming visit to Alaska to push his climate change agenda, NBC announced Monday. The show follows Grylls as he takes celebrities, such as Channing Tatum and Kate Winslet, on a one-on-one survival adventure in the Alaskan wild.

“President Obama will meet with Grylls while visiting Alaska to observe the effects of climate change on the area,” NBC said. “The two will then come together in the Alaskan Wilderness. President Obama will become the first U.S. president to receive a crash course in survival techniques from Bear Grylls.”

The episode will air on NBC later this year.

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