Singing star Jesse McCartney has hit a wrong note with some of his fans after admitting to eating monkey brains.
Surprisingly the star, who co-wrote Leona Lewis' smash hit Bleeding Love, didn't find it completely disgusting.
"It was a little chewy and a little bland," he said. "It could have been seasoned a little bit more."
Jesse's admission has got animal rights charities pretty worked up, with one saying: "You'd have to be bananas to eat monkey flesh, or any meat".
Jesse, who recently won the best male singer prize the Kids' Choice Awards in America for a second year in a row, munched the meal while on tour in Asia.
The spokesperson for animal rights charity Peta added: "When it comes to the ability to feel pain and suffer, a monkey is no different from chickens, cows and pigs. All animals deserve respect."