PETA pushes shock value. Again.
Newsflash PETA: Nudity and shock value are only novel for so long.
I guess I can give PETA points for creativity and timeliness, but how many points do I subtract for consistent sexism, misogyny and, um…hardly ever depicting a single animal?
The message, “Be Proud of Your Body Scan: Go Vegan” is displayed across her bra and underwear.
Classy as always, PETA.
Okay, the ads are attention-grabbing. They’re unexpected. They’re “cutting edge” (can’t you just see a roomful of ad execs excitedly throwing that term around?).
But can we think outside the objectification box just once? Really, throw a bunny in there. Maybe a puppy or something? Show me anything even remotely relating to animals and why I should treat them ethically, please?
Major airport in New York, North Carolina, and Las Vegas (even Vegas has standards) refuse to display the ads, and Boston’s Logan Airport recently rejected a racy PETA web ad featuring (surprise!) Pamela Anderson.
Seriously, even old dogs learn new tricks quicker than this.
— Michelle Konstantinovsky is a student at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and an avid admirer of shiny objects and preteen entertainment. It would be nice if you visited her website: www.michellekmedia.com. Also, she may learn to use Twitter more effectively if you follow her @michelley415.