Do you find this offensive as I do?
According to PETA's press release:
A new PETA billboard campaign that was just launched in Jacksonville reminds people who are struggling to lose weight — and who want to have enough energy to chase a beach ball — that going vegetarian can be an effective way to shed those extra pounds that keep them from looking good in a bikini. [….]
Anyone wishing to achieve a hot “beach bod” is reminded that studies show that vegetarians are, on average, about 10 to 20 pounds lighter than meat-eaters. […]
“Trying to hide your thunder thighs and balloon belly is no day at the beach,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA has a free ‘Vegetarian Starter Kit' for people who want to lose pounds while eating as much as they like.
Are you shocked? I mean come on PETA. Granted, I know I need to lose a few pounds, but I'd love to just show you and go eat a hamburger when I see ad campaigns like this. (And why are they always using women to make their point?)
I'd love to hear your thoughts. If you are a vegetarian, do you like PETA doing ads like this?