South Dakota's American Pride float received more attention than usual this year.
Joan Jett was originally scheduled to ride on it, but was removed following backlash from South Dakota ranchers because Jett is vegan and supports PETA.
The Summer Set, a pop rock band from Scottsdale, Arizona stepped in at the last minute and took her place. The announcement was kept under wraps until Thursday morning.
Coincidentally, two members of The Summer Set are featured on a PETA website because they are outspoken vegetarians.
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