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Peta promotes eating vegetarian...NBC turns them down

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This Peta commercial was turned down for the Superbowl for its sexual nature. "Vegetarians have Better Sex"

 

There are callers on CNN that show offense to the commercial, what are your thoughts?

 

 

Personally I find it funny, and I think they are only trying to keep up with all the other industries that find sex as a good selling point.  Maybe they could have been a little less explicit, but Victoria Secret doesn't exactly hold back!

 

I forgot to mention that Peta made a comment about the fast food ads that did get through and how their products "make Americans fat, sick, and boring in bed."  -kind of harsh


Edited by srj0385 - Thu, 29 Jan 2009 15:50:29 GMT


Edited by srj0385 - Thu, 29 Jan 2009 15:53:24 GMT
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It's a little borderline, and I can see why NBC would turn them down.

 

PETA has been getting weird lately.  They also had a campaign where they were trying to rename fish "sea kittens" so that people would think of them as cute and fuzzy and want to protect them.  Which if you ask me, is freaking stupid.

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Setting censorship and everything else aside, I just don't think that commercial does a good job at all promoting PETA's cause. I love beautiful women and agree that commercial is sorta funny, but it also makes PETA look desperate and low-brow. Why swap caring for animals for objectification?

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Very valid point, in fact one of the callers to CNN when they posted the story was why switch exploitation of animals for exploitation of women.

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Originally Posted by srj0385:

Very valid point, in fact one of the callers to CNN when they posted the story was why switch exploitation of animals for exploitation of women.

 

Yeah...just because PETA has a "loftier" mission than Victoria Secret, that's not really an excuse to turn women into objects.  But let's be honest....PETA has a history of doing that in print too.  Now they've just taken it to the next level.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by srj0385:

Very valid point, in fact one of the callers to CNN when they posted the story was why switch exploitation of animals for exploitation of women.


 

Yes, that's a very good point.  PETA has a history of doing anything it takes to get what they want.  The whole "sea kittens" thing is a good example.  It doesn't matter that fish look nothing like kittens.  Instead of actually raising valid points like the fact that overfishing is a huge problem, they think rebranding fish as "sea kittens" will be more effective, apparently.

 

Another example is the videos PETA distributes.  For example, showing videos of farm workers beating cattle and suggesting it's the norm.  The reality is that ranchers can't sell bruised meat, so that simply can't be the norm.  Or the fact that PETA claims drinking milk causes breast cancer or that there's pus in milk, which are just flat-out false claims to get people to stop drinking milk.

 

One of the worst examples happened when my wife was working on the UC Davis dairy.  The local PETA group threatened that if the dairy didn't stop injecting the cattle with bovine growth hormone (which is a naturally-occurring hormone, which is infrequently used because it's expensive), they would infect the herd with hoof and mouth disease.  Which if they had, would have resulted in the entire herd being slaughtered.  That's how you protect animals??

 

While I'm all for the ethical treatment of animals, in case you couldn't tell, I really freaking don't like PETA.  They have a very 'by any means necessary' attitude, and that doesn't fly with me.

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