Sometimes it’s really hard to remember that PETA stands for valuable stuff. Not because animal rights aren’t important (they are), but because the company is sometimes eclipsed by their silly and borderline stupid decisions.
On Tuesday, they posted a hilarious chart that provides different versions of what they call “anti-animal” language, which they claim to be rooted in “speciesism.” Their campaign includes changing expressions like “two birds one stone” to “feed two birds with one scone.”
Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it. Here’s how to remove speciesism from your daily conversations. pic.twitter.com/o67EbBA7H4
— PETA: Bringing Home the Bagels Since 1980 (@peta) December 4, 2018
These types of tweets have become PETA’s brand, a sort of blanket approach towards animal rights that’s ham-fisted and only results in everyone mocking the company for long stretches of time. PETA’s unwillingness to be chill about things more often than not damages their purpose, making them targets of ridicule instead of reminding people that, hey, they have actually done good stuff for animals.
you know, honestly, this is such a blessing in a long long week, thank you for this https://t.co/4jJOT0W5Rz
— Nicole Cliffe (@Nicole_Cliffe) December 5, 2018
??? Never change, PETA. You know very well how to get attention. ? https://t.co/Q65La3Y133
— Kris Sims (@kris_sims) December 4, 2018
“feed two birds with one scone” has broken my brain i’m going to die laughing https://t.co/dYj9UrYhAx
— julia reinstein ? (@juliareinstein) December 4, 2018
BRING HOME THE BAGELS
— Catherine Silverman (@catmsilverman) December 4, 2018
Y’all are so fucking stupid https://t.co/bk4mSoeWQZ
— Ira (@ira) December 4, 2018
Keep doing you, PETA.