- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 2, 2014

Maroon 5’s Adam Levine is under fire for a music video released Monday that critics claim glorifies stalking and rape.

In the “Animals” video, “The Voice” coach works in a butcher shop and becomes infatuated with his real-life wife Behati Prinsloo. Mr. Levine becomes obsessed with her, stalks her all over town, and then gets close enough to photograph her while hovering over her while she sleeps. The video is rife with images of blood and dead animal carcasses.

One scene shows the couple naked and making out with blood being poured over them. Lyrics include, “Baby, I’m preying on you tonight. Hunt you down eat you alive.”

The Rape, Abuse Incest National Network told TMZ: “No one should ever confuse the criminal act of stalking with romance.”

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center also criticized Mr. Levine for supposedly objectifying his wife.

“Congratulations Maroon 5, you’ve just released the most disturbing music video ever,” one critic wrote on Twitter.

“PLEASE make a video speaking out against Maroon 5’s disturbing new song Animals. It promotes rape & murder culture against women,” wrote another.

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