Pete Davidson and PETA’s beef reached new heights on Wednesday. Literally.
A billboard was, erm, erected in Times Square that blasted the animal rights group and touted the allegedly well-endowed comic’s “BDE.”
But don’t be fooled, the billboard was not referring to Davidson’s magical ability to date any celebrity he wants. Instead, according to Core Projects, the main message of “PETA Can’t Handle Pete’s BDE.” actually means that the organization cannot handle Davidson’s “Buy Dog Energy.”
The feud between came to light after TMZ reported Tuesday that Davidson left an aggressive voicemail for PETA Cruelty Investigations Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. This came after the organization criticized him for shopping in a “puppy mill” rather than adopting.
Davidson later told TMZ he recently bought a Cavapoo for his mom and sister after their dog died, choosing the breed because he’s “severely allergic” to most canines, and said he bought it out of concerns he would not find it in a shelter.
Davidson later apologized for his voicemail’s tone, but not for the message.
“I am upset,” Davidson told TMZ. “I shouldn’t have said what I said, but I am not sorry for standing up for myself and my family.”
PETA responded by claiming no breed is “hypoallergenic” and that Davidson could have found a Cavapoo without having to purchase it.
In response, PETA told The News “the attack ad is from a front group funded by industries, including puppy mills, that have a financial interest in propagating misinformation about PETA’s rescue team.” PETA added “this billboard and anyone who supports it is on the wrong side of the issue.”
Now this is one dogfight nobody saw coming.