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Banned Super Bowl ad takes PETA from controversial to pornographic

By February 4, 2011 6 Comments
PETA continues to have nothing to do with the ethical treatment of animals.

PETA continues to have nothing to do with the ethical treatment of animals.

PETA, I just…I can’t.

Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to witness what happens when an ad campaign goes from controversial (yet debatably tasteful) exhibitionism to straight-up, soft-core pornography.

A word to the wise: do not view this video at work, around small children, or in the presence of anyone with an ounce of respect for women (or respect for vegetables — that poor produce gets absolutely manhandled).

‘Veggie Love’: PETA’s Banned Super Bowl Ad

I feel stupid even posting this garbage and feeding into the whole, “Wow, just look at that notorious PETA at it again, demeaning women in the name of kindness to animals, but let’s re-post their crap and get them more attention than they deserve” hysteria.

But I couldn’t let this one slide — after all, we do have a history with PETA here at About-Face.

It’s one thing to feature stripped-down celebrities promoting a cause, but it’s quite another to display “a bevy of beauties who are powerless to resist the temptation of veggie love” (those are PETA’s words, not mine).

There’s a place on the internet for videos like this, and I believe those places require monthly payments and proof of legal age.

Write PETA an e-mail or letter today about this ad:

501 Front St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 622-PETA
email: info@peta.org

— Michelle Konstantinovsky is a student at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and an avid admirer of shiny objects and preteen entertainment. It would be nice if you visited her website: www.michellekmedia.com. Also, she may learn to use Twitter more effectively if you follow her @michelley415.