Image: sandra mu/Getty ImagesBy Morgan Sung2018-12-06 21:53:50 UTC
PETA's ridiculed campaign inspired a glorious new meme.
The animal's rights group was heavily criticized for comparing "anti-animal" idioms to racism, homophobia, and other discriminatory language. Along with their terrible opinion, PETA posted a list of very serious alternatives for "anti-animal language."
Hilarious examples include "Take a flower by the thorns" instead of "Take the bull by the horns," as if people could say that with a straight face.
Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it. Here’s how to remove speciesism from your daily conversations. pic.twitter.com/o67EbBA7H4
— PETA: Bringing Home the Bagels Since 1980 (@peta) December 4, 2018
And because the internet can't take anything seriously, PETA's attempt at comparing human suffering to using animals in poetic license is now a meme. From petitions to stop using "anti-Bird" language to quoting the Star Wars prequels, Twitter and Reddit users are trying to make our world a more inclusive place for all fandoms.
As an American minority I think it’s my duty to change the culture of my country to my liking. Please stop using Anti -Plant Language. Thanks ???? pic.twitter.com/NHrZq9QsrZ
— Carl Ruiz (@carlruiz) December 6, 2018
PETA wants you to stop using anti-animal language this holiday season
Instead of “pound this pussy”, try saying “plow my fields”
— Slip Knaughty (@nerdybyptw) December 6, 2018
Despite being a meme, PETA is pushing forward with its anti-animal campaign. It recently changed its Twitter name to the bizarrely long "PETA: Bringing Home The Bagels Since 1980."