PETA claims ‘bring home the bacon’ is as bad as anti-LGBTQ & racist slurs

SEPTEMBER 2 2017: More than 1000 animal rights activists gathered for a rally & march for animal rights in Manhattan

SEPTEMBER 2 2017: More than 1000 animal rights activists gathered for a rally & march for animal rights in Manhattan Shutterstock

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is no stranger to controversy. The extremist animal rights group is well known for their outrageous and frequently offensive marketing.

The group likes to use hot button issues to tout veganism and decry animal testing, circuses, and other cruelties inflicted on our fur friends. But their gung-ho litmus tests often neglect to show compassion for… humans.

Now PETA is comparing anti-LGBT and racial slurs to “speciest” phrases like “bring home the bacon.” In a chart posted to Twitter, the group suggests using the alternative, “bring home the bagels.”

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“Just as it became unacceptable to use racist, homophobic, or ableist language, phrases that trivialise cruelty to animals will vanish as more people begin to appreciate animals for who they are,” the group tweeted.

Obviously, no one has violently attacked a small rodent while screaming, “I’m gonna make you my guinea pig,” and the comparison is patently offensive to the victims of homophobic and racist hate crimes.

And Twitter was sure to let them know just how tone deaf the comparison is.

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