I'm not a very angry person. I don't talk smack or get all rowdy up on people. But then I saw this:
WTF!?!?!? Seriously. OH. HELL. NO. *insert finger snaps*
Today, PETA unveiled this billboard in Jacksonville, FL along with the announcement on their blog, stating:
For most of us, summer is fading fast, but for residents of Jacksonville, Florida, bikini season lasts all year. What does the Sunshine State's endless summer mean for PETA? Our phone lines ring off the hook with reports of “beached whale sightings.” Good one, guys.
Luckily, we know the secret to getting—and maintaining—a killer beach bod. Did you know that vegetarians are 20 to 30 percent leaner than meat-eaters? So, to help residents and tourists “lose the blubber”—and hopefully to deter prank callers—we're launching a brand-new billboard urging people to go vegetarian
First, how did I lose 150 pounds by eating mainly meat? How have I lost another 30 more just now by eating mainly meat? How come I know overweight vegetarians??? Of course, I know thin vegetarians also (size 0 sister), but they have ALWAYS been thin- whether a vegetarian or not!!!
I'm a marketer, so maybe I'll calm down for a second to try to rationalize this from that standpoint. *tick* *tick* *tick* Um, can't rationalize it! What does making people thinner have to do with PETAs mission??? Why would they want to risk offending many vegetarians and current PETA supporters by doing something this offensive? Because “no press is bad press?” BULLSHIT on that one PETA. You'll get lots of blog posts mentioning you, but it's doing nothing but hurting you. Instead of a bunch of insane animal activists, PETA is now a bully to overweight people. Shame shame shame.
How to take action:
- Post your own blog post about this urging action
- Tweet @officialpeta and let them know how you feel
- Leave a post on their blog expressing your distaste (you'll have to put up with ignorant other people though- Ignore them)