Why Paul McCartney Turned Down Weird Al

07/07/2011
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(Gibson) Longtime vegetarian and animal rights activist Paul McCartney turned down a song parody request from "Weird Al" Yankovic.

According to the Daily Express, the musical comedian wanted to parody McCartney's "Live and Let Die" as "Chicken Pot Pie" but McCartney refused permission for the Wings track to be used.

The musical comedian told ESPN's The B.S. Report, "He didn't want a song used in any context that would be supposedly promoting the consumption of animal flesh... It's a valid reason and I get it. And I hate it when people put him on the list of humorless guys, because that wasn't the case at all. In fact, he said, 'Think of any other subject and I'm happy to O.K. it'." more on this story

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