I just watched CNN’s report on PETA's Veggie Sex Super Bowl Ad being Rejected by NBC.
PETA stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. I guess they care more about animals then about women.
Gosh, the ad makes me feel so mad.
As a supporter of eating more veggies and eating less meat, I feel like I’ve been stabbed in the back.
While I support PETA’s idea in general, and I think the women in the ad are beautiful, I find the ad offensive to women. And to vegetables too.
It makes me angry.
It makes me feel like I don’t want to support PETA at all!
And it makes me want to go and buy a double big Mac cheeseburger Whopper with an extra patty today just to make them mad back!
What am I talking about?
From this web site:
“The New York Post's Page Six reports that NBC has rejected a Super Bowl ad from animal rights organization PETA due to its hypersexualized nature:
NBC pulled the plug on a PETA pro-veggie commercial planned for the Super Bowl because it "depicts a level of sexuality exceeding our standards," according to NBC Universal's advertising standards executive, Victoria Morgan. The ad, which carries the tagline, "Studies Show Vegetarians Have Better Sex," shows lingerie-clad stunners getting "intimate" with vegetables.”
Watch/read more about it here
What do you think about this?
Don't worry, I did not go to McDonald or Burger King today. (And I never will, unless it's the last place on earth that has food, even then it's a maybe).
From an organization named "Ethical Treatment of Animals" I expect to be just that – ethical. And I think PETA would have better results achieving their goal of people eating less/no meat – if that is really their goal – by showing people the horrific videos they made depicting how the animals are being treated. And I'd say that will be a more family friendly ad than a woman licking pumpkin. It looks to me like PETA is not focused on that goal.
I estimate that plenty of women will not support "the cause" because of ads like this one.
You can say many things about broccoli and pumpkin but I wouldn't say they are sexy. No.
I think that many people who never heard about PETA will not get the proper message about the animals and eating meat from the sexy veggie ad.
I watched the videos with the animals on the other hand. It made me change my habits. It was very very effective. Watch it, click here.