Beck has cancelled that competition where fans were promised the chance to win the rabbit that appeared in the video for ‘Lonesome Tears’. As previously reported Beck fans were being encouraged to write an essay on why they should be allowed to keep the rabbit – called Rocket.
Saying the competition had been cancelled for “unforeseen circumstances”, a
statement on Beck’s website says: “I wanted to apologise to everyone who had
either taken part in or been upset by our recent efforts to find the best possible home for Rocket. As too often happens with the best intentions, the plans got tripped up by technicalities. We thought we had made every precaution and secured every necessary clearance and authorisation, but it’s better not to take chances and just give Rocket up to an appropriate and certified rescue organisation.”
Rocket will now be adopted through the Pasadena Humane Society as part of the ASPCA’s Adopt-A-Rescued-Rabbit Month.