PETAs ridiculed campaign inspired a glorious new meme.
The animals rights group was heavily criticized for comparing anti-animal idioms to racism, homophobia, and other discriminatory language. Along with their terrible opinion, PETA posted a list of very serious alternatives for anti-animal language.
Hilarious examples include Take a flower by the thorns instead of Take the bull by the horns, as if people could say that with a straight face.
Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it. Heres how to remove speciesism from your daily /o67EbBA7H4
PETA: Bringing Home the Bagels Since 1980 (@peta)December 4, 2018
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And because the internet cant take anything seriously, PETAs attempt at comparing human suffering to using animals in poetic license is now a meme. From petitions to stop using anti-Bird language to quoting theStar Warsprequels, Twitter and Reddit users are trying to make our world a more inclusive place for all fandoms.
birdsrightsactivist (@ProBirdRights)December 5, 2018
As an American minority I think its my duty to change the culture of my country to my liking. Please stop using Anti -Plant Language. Thanks 🙏pic.twitter.com/NHrZq9QsrZ
Carl Ruiz (@carlruiz)December 6, 2018
PETA wants you to stop using anti-animal language this holiday season
Instead of pound this pussy, try saying plow my fields
Slip Knaughty (@nerdybyptw)December 6, 2018
This is what we should really be focusing on. Stop using anti-Prequel language.pic.twitter.com/JFfIVFWyJk
Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky)December 6, 2018
New PSA from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Philosophers…pic.twitter.com/LnCd9WqwzM
Nolen Gertz (@ethicistforhire)December 6, 2018
Its time to stop using anti-rap and anti-country language. Words matter.pic.twitter.com/i8RGJ4w1Z9
Stop using anti-bee languagepic.twitter.com/TCgUUWk1Kg
Krystle Schoonveld (@TarheelKrystle)December 6, 2018
Stop using anti-Christmas languagepic.twitter.com/Yn8ulPcy4q
jacksfilms (@jacksfilms)December 5, 2018
Am I doing this right? Stop using anti-Food language. 😅
Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ)December 6, 2018
Despite being a meme, PETA is pushing forward with its anti-animal campaign. It recently changed its Twitter name to the bizarrely long PETA: Bringing Home The Bagels Since 1980.
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