November 30, 2021

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Rebel Wilson’s ‘Pooch Perfect’ Unleashes Accusations of Dog Abuse From Viewers

ABC’s new dog-grooming competition series hosted by Rebel Wilson, “Pooch Perfect,” is not sitting perfectly with specified viewers.

“You cannot encourage me puppies like remaining poked, minimize, bejeweled, and dressed up like this,” one Twitter user reported of the fairly serious pup-pageant sequence, which debuted on Tuesday.

“That present went from awww lovable to omg are these doggos ok to I’m traumatized authentic quick,” yet another wrote.

A third asked animal legal rights team PETA to “save these inadequate pet dogs from this nightmare.”

Well, PETA told TheWrap, in section: “Dogs are good, faithful people — they are not here for human amusement, and sadly, exhibits like ‘Pooch Perfect’ can persuade men and women to restrain their puppy and access for the dye.”

Read the complete PETA assertion here. We reached out to ABC to request a comment on the backlash, but we did not straight away receive a response.

In advance of the collection launch, at the most recent Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, Wilson, “Pooch Perfect” producers and the show’s judges had been asked about the dogs’ practical experience on the present.

“Some canines like it more than other individuals. Some uncover it awkward. So we made absolutely sure we experienced the kind of dogs that were being used to the whole system,” Elan Gale, executive producer, mentioned.

“Those that are preferred to develop into inventive associates, they are puppies that enjoy the consideration,” Jorge Bendersky, a decide on the display and a doggy groomer in his individual ideal, additional. “If you have a pet dog that is incredibly shy, you in all probability will not want them to have pink hair and wander on the avenue and have people today taking photographs.”

See some of the Twitter backlash below.

By the way, if you are questioning why “Pitch Perfect” star Wilson is internet hosting this demonstrate, other than the titular pun, she is a fourth technology pet clearly show-er. Wilson’s terrific-grandmother commenced The Beagle Club of Australia and the comedic actress’ mother is a renowned intercontinental all-breed puppy show choose.