PETA loves animals, isn’t so fond of women

PETA may love animals, but they don't have much respect for women. It's always been surprising to me how PETA seems to get a pass on caging women, forcing them to fellate vegetables and veggie dogs, and attaching them to billboards in their underwear—stuff that would be decried by feminists if it were organized by a brand like Axe. Well, they might have finally crossed the line. A new billboard in Florida that shows an obese woman with the phrase, "Save the whales. Lose the blubber: Go vegetarian," has been drawing a lot of fire. (While most people are cool with the objectification of hot naked chicks, they apparently draw the line at making fun of fat people.) PETA defends the ad, saying in a press release, "Trying to hide your thunder thighs and balloon belly is no day at the beach," and pointing out that vegetarians are, on average, lighter than meat eaters. I find it interesting that in light of the new billboard, a lot of people seem to be waking up to how sizeist and sexist PETA has been toward women in the past. Check out The Onion's amusing take and the public shaming happening on Twitter. Will this end their divisive, shockvertising ways? I doubt it. I hear that vegetarians are also, on average, more shameless than meat eaters.

—Posted by Rebecca Cullers

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