Friday, January 30, 2009

PETA's Banned Super Bowl Ad

"PETA's ad—which features a bevy of beauties who are powerless to resist the temptation of veggie love—was deemed too hot for the Super Bowl. NBC rejected the video because of concerns over "rubbing pelvic region with pumpkin," a woman "screwing herself with broccoli," and more!" - quoted from the PETA website.

'Veggie Love': PETA's Banned Super Bowl Ad

It's no secret I have a lot of issues with PETA.  I've blogged about my concerns with them several times before.  This ad is sexy (duh) and certainly would have caught the attention of many a meat-glugging football fan, but I doubt it would have made much of a difference.  Perhaps I'm wrong.  

Either way, I'm not sure exploiting women is the smartest or most responsible way to fight animal exploitation.

And since people tend to get all squicky and silent when I wax political on this blog and talk about anything other than food, that's all I'm sayin'.  Dammit.


KL Grady said...

By exploiting women, PETA negates their goal of ending the exploitation of animals. I see the why-and-wherefore - after all, they wish to elevate animals' standing in our society to that of humans - but it's like they don't recognize that they're basically setting up a hierarchy, where men and animals should have more rights and be less exploited than women.

I don't get it, and I certainly don't agree with it. I'm totally down with humans no longer dominating animals, but my inner feminazi is very pissed that PETA has chosen to portray those of my gender as second-class citizens in its efforts to elevate other species.


mberenis said...
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jessy said...

i'm with you, Marni! i don't think that ad would have been effective - and exploiting women really isn't the way to go about fighting animal exploitation.


TeaLady said...

I am so glad they banned this one. It should not be seen by children for obvious reasons. And with KL exploitation of women is worse, if not just as bad as what Peta is trying to stop. Get Real.

Jeni Treehugger said...

My GAWDS that is one saucy advert!!

I'm not so sure I agree with the few comments that say this video is exploiting women. It's not exploiting me and the women who chose to do this ad had the choice and free will to do so.
Isn't part of feminism about women having the right to do things like this if that is what they want to do?
This advert would have certainly been noticed but I think PETA should have toned it down a LOT.
It's positively pornographic.

Chelsea said...

Crazy PETA. I have such mixed feelings about them! On the one hand, they've really gotten the term "animal rights" into the mainstream and they bring a lot of media attention to the cause, but jeez! Most of their ads and stunts make me cringe.