PETA's Kaepernick Praising Ad Backfires Spectacularly
Liberals seem to love Kaepernick. They are proud that he took a knee and disrespected the flag. They are so enamored by him that Nike picked him up as their spokesperson. So People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) decided to try and play off of that and make an ad honoring Kaepernick's protest. But it did not go as planned as they offended the very people that praised Kaepernick and were quickly attacked for their insensitivity on Twitter.
"PETA claims their new animated commercial "inspired by Colin Kaepernick's activism against racial inequity and systemic oppression" was supposed to air during the Super Bowl, but the NFL allegedly pressured Fox Sports to reject it."
Peta decided to run their ad anyway this past Friday and quickly found out that it was a mistake.
"The group's ad was lambasted by several people as stupid for the "kneeling" snake and fish, and deemed disrespectful to the United States by others. But where PETA received the most criticism was from social justice advocates accusing the group of tone-deafness for "appropriating" Kaepernick's protest against racial injustice and attempting to equate it to the plight of animals."
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There was a range of complaints from people angry that PETA would make this comparison to people upset that they would honor Kapernick.
Some felt it insulted Black Folks.
"It's offensive that PETA would create any association between Black Lives Matter & animal rights. For as important as animal rights is, it's simply boneheaded & tone deaf to fail to recognize that creating any perception of equivalency sets civil rights causes back for years," Larry Middleton tweeted.
While others were angry that the PETA would think to waste this much money on an ad.
"Well I wont be donating my money to an organization that can afford a Super Bowl ad while dog and cat shelters can’t even afford kibble or office supplies, let alone space...," JJBins99 commented.
And then there were people who just outright mocked the ad.
"Honestly...I thought it was going to be a toilet paper commercial at first and that’s why the animals were all squatting like people crapping in the forest," Mindy Robinson posted.
They lucked out, the Twitter outcry would be exponentially worse had they been able to broadcast during the Super Bowl, which is unfortunate as they deserve it. PETA is supposedly all about the animals, but it seems they kill more than anyone else and then they have the gall to lash out at the meat industry when at least we all benefit from the death of those animals.