In their attempt to make a point of some sort, PETA has once again caused a stir with a controversial billboard. Oh, I totally get what they are saying, it's just the how that is, as usual, offensive.
I've mentioned that Stephen and I are, for the most part, vegetarians. We do eat fish. So, whatever that's called, that's what we are. I have indeed lost a few pounds. Rest assured though, we did NOT do it for ETHICAL reasons. In fact, we both enjoyed a big ol' sausage at the Seattle Mariner game a couple of weeks ago. So there.
So here comes PETA, telling WOMEN how fat we, and that becoming a vegetarian will make us thin and gorgeous.
In a press release, PETA stated:
A new PETA billboard campaign that was just launched in Jacksonville reminds people who are struggling to lose weight -- and who want to have enough energy to chase a beach ball -- that going vegetarian can be an effective way to shed those extra pounds that keep them from looking good in a bikini. [....]Where is the photo of the BIG FAT MAN who needs to become a vegetarian?
Anyone wishing to achieve a hot "beach bod" is reminded that studies show that vegetarians are, on average, about 10 to 20 pounds lighter than meat-eaters. [...]
"Trying to hide your thunder thighs and balloon belly is no day at the beach," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "PETA has a free 'Vegetarian Starter Kit' for people who want to lose pounds while eating as much as they like.
But in all seriousness (me? Serious?), how do we feel about this? Are we being overly sensitive?