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Sarah McLachlan turns off ASPCA commercials


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Sarah McLachlan turns off ASPCA commercials

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED May 5, 2014

Maybe Sarah McLachlan really is just like us?

In a recent interview with HuffPost Live in promotion of her latest album, "Shine On," Candian singer McLachlan was asked about her ubiquitous commercials for the American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) that feature her ballad, "Angel."

You know the commercials, the ones (like the one in the video player above) that make you roll up in a ball in tears after they play? The ones that rip your heart out from just one sad, puppy dog-eyed glance?

"I change the channel. I can't take it," McLachlan surprisingly tells HuffPost Live. "I can't even look at it. It's just so depressing."

"Do I want to be remembered just for that? Absolutely not," McLachlan further shares with HuffPost's Caitlyn Becker. "I mean, I love animals absolutely; but, if I want to think about what my legacy would be, it would be more about kids and music, which is sort of my true passion."

According to McLachlan, however, her ASCPA ads have reaped $30 million in donations for the organization.

Watch the full interview with McLachlan here.


Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.