Once again PETA has released a new State of the Union address video, and once again, they show just how great they are at objectifying women. Here it is:
In November 2009, Vegans of Color found a Craigslist posting looking for an “African American or Mixed-Race Vegan Actor Needed for PETA Video.” There was some discussion in the comments of that blog about whether it was a hoax or not. Well, we got our answer.
In the ad looking for an actor to play of the role, they wanted each applicant to send them a full-body photo of herself. I’m sure many agencies looking for actors do this, but it made me think about how PETA only uses women who are model-thin and conventionally beautiful. I’ve never seen a PETA ad containing nudity that used a woman who is more representative of real women. And while we’re talking about PETA and their role in unhealthy body image, here’s an ad from 2000 that still pisses me off:
One of the reasons I do not support PETA is that they do little to help animals. Their main mission seems to be to draw attention to themselves and do stupid publicity stunts, some of which have nothing to do with animals. George Clooney tofu anyone?
And… PETA hates fat people, as they showed in this billboard.
The animal rights movement could do just fine without PETA. Hell, we could probably do even better, since most non-vegs usually associate vegetarianism and veganism with crazy, ridiculous stunts because PETA receives so much publicity.
January 25, 2010 at 8:43 am
I totally agree with you. Not okay to treat animals as objects..okay to to treat women as objects..confusing disgusting message they are sending. I had heard about the video..what a bummer that they actually produced it.
January 30, 2010 at 11:51 pm
So disgusted right now.
February 2, 2010 at 11:09 am
PETA is so insane. I think every member of PETA should be stripped of all their clothes and dropped in the middle of the Amazon so they can be eaten by predators.
You might like this:
February 12, 2010 at 9:14 am
I hadn’t seen that fur trim Peta ad before. SO ANNOYED. (Also, hi – I found you via the PPK blogs thread) 🙂
March 3, 2010 at 12:52 am
Um… wow. I’ve never really looked deeper into PETA as I always found their stunts to be pointless… but like, is this for real? Like really, for real, from PETA? Because i’m shocked at how badly they’re representing themselves. And if they think crap like this gets people talking about animals they couldn’t be more wrong… all I can talk about it how idiotic they look and how degrading this video is to women.
July 21, 2010 at 8:53 am
PETA are plenty guilty of their own abuses:
(We are talking about the People for the EROTIC Treatment of Animals, right?)
April 22, 2011 at 1:27 pm
People for the EROTIC Treatment of Animals? That’s a new one.
With these crazy stunts in mind, People Eating Tasty Animals is the laughingstock of animal rights (and I can only WISH that were opinion)!