Selena Gomez has cut images of painted horses from her her new video "Love You Like a Love Song" after sparking a storm of protest from animal right activists, including pop star Pink.
Pink slammed Gomez after images of her posing with a horse spray-painted pink on the Malibu, California beach set of her new promo were released.
The animal lover ';Tweeted', "If there are any animal activists around Malibu-at Leo Cabrillo State Beach, there are horses being painted for a stupid music video. Artists should be more aware and responsible for their actions."
The singer's representatives responded quickly to the growing outrage, insisting no horses were harmed during the filming – with video producers seeking the approval of animal rights official prior to the shoot.
A spokesperson told People.com, "A non-toxic, vegetable-based powder paint was applied via an airbrush and removed with water. An official from the Humane Society was on set supervising."
But it appears Gomez has taken the criticism from Pink to heart and the colourful horses will no longer be seen in the final cut of the video, according to E!Online.com.
"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 [via special effects]," a production insider told E!. "When she showed up to the set she was very surprised to see them painted."
A first look at Gomez's "Love You Like a Love Song" video along with an exclusive interview with the singer will debut on E! News June 22.
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