Did Larry Flynt take over PETA‘s marketing department?
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals edited its infamous “Veggie Love” footage to create a Superbowl ad. It features women in bikinis performing sex acts on eggplants, zucchinis, and celery, to name a few.
Fox Network refused to air the acts of veggie fellatio during halftime. Heck, wouldn’t you?
I’m not sure what they were going for with the dirty-basement-porn vibe, but I do know that after watching the video, I felt the urge to take a shower. Not eat a carrot. (And I love carrots.)
We think animals are cute and cuddly, too, and we’d love for everyone to eat more produce, but objectifying women seems like a really cheap way to get there.
We don’t expect all of PETA’s ads to be as wholesome as B.K.S. Iyengar’s. But according to PETA, veggies and animals get a better shake than women.
—Lisa Elaine Held