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PETA "Save the Whales" Billboard: Is the PETA billboard offensive?

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Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
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PETA has a new "Save the Whales" billboard that takes aim at fat women. The billboard depicts a fat lady in a bikini, with the tag line "Save the Whales. Lose the Blubber: Go Vegetarian." The PETA billboard is all over Florida, a city with lots of bikini-wearing women. PETA claims the billboard is just to remind those who are struggling to lose weight, that going vegetarian can be an effective way shed pounds. Many are offended, saying the billboard is "fat-shamming" and has no empathy for others.

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  • 1319nash 2009/08/18 06:13:04
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    1319nash
    +11
    PETA is way out of line here. PETA will not stop until Animals have more respect and better treatment than women. If they are so concerned with the ethical treatment of animals why are they degrading women and overtly objectifying them? Comparing a woman to a whale? I think that Chris Brown would make a great spokesman, after all he doesn't beat animals just women.

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  • tasha 2010/02/25 01:29:29
    No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
    tasha
    +1
    Our first amendment right includes “freedom of press”, which is what PETA is expressing. You can bad-mouth PETA all you want, no one will stop you, they call that “freedom of speech”, and the removal of this billboard because people don’t like it would be called “unconstitutional”.
    There’s also this thing called “self-accountability”, in this case it would be for the overweight people that are all worked up over this advertisement to accept their responsibility and take care of their bodies. PETA could care less if you’re fat, they just want you to quit eating animals. The reason people are offended is because PETA is pointing out that they can do something about their weight. The real problem is that people aren’t willing to do so.
  • Nick tasha 2012/11/18 06:06:58
    Nick
    +3
    Tasha... Just because the add doesn't violate the 1st Amendment right, doesn't mean it's not offensive. I agree they have a right to make the ad, just as I have the right to say you can't use logic because you're a woman. (BUT that would be offensive, and I don't actually think that) PETA asks people to embrace a higher level of ethics by forgoing doing things to animals that are legal, and it's a little weak sauce for you to hide behind "it's not against the law". People are offended because it's rude. I'm sure the people of PETA are smart enough to make a compelling ad for vegetarianism without making fun of overweight / obese people.
  • digitalDave 2010/01/11 07:21:11
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    digitalDave
    Offensive, ignorant and not very creative. And If PETA was a conservative group, taken down already.
  • Ern Malleyscrub 2009/12/24 07:49:13
    No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
    Ern Malleyscrub
    no, it's not offensive , unless you're a fat person.Then you can use the billboard as an excuse for not being a healthy weight.
  • gabbyeaster 2009/12/06 04:58:19
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    gabbyeaster
    +1
    OMG! that sooooo dumb :( . I have been a vegitarian for five years and I am still just as fat
  • rroods 2009/11/06 12:13:32
    No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
    rroods
    +6
    its for the whales poeple
  • LazarusUnbound 2009/10/17 23:08:12
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    LazarusUnbound
    It makes me think of the Nazi propaganda film where they compared the jews to vermin
  • Kitty 2009/10/09 22:33:51
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    Kitty
    im all for peta although im not vegetarian but thats just wrong to say tat ppl who r fat should go vegi just to lose weight
  • Melinda Cole 2009/09/27 20:58:40
    No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
    Melinda Cole
    +1
    This is equal to all of the magazines aimed at young girls. Just because something doesn't directly say: Skinny is in, doesn't mean that it's less offensive. Honestly, this isn't inciting violence towards fat people, so it's okay in my book. Here, in America (and last I checked Florida is in the US) we can say what we want. Plus people complain too much. If you're fat and this hurts your feelings, then subconsciously you have low self-esteem, which is not the result of this one billboard.
  • skidrow 2009/09/08 02:17:42
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    skidrow
    I believe it was more then any company needed to do! However today I have seen worse and no one seems to care. So why now? I say screw peta and burn the sign..Ok with me.
  • Robo Toaster 2009/09/07 02:16:45
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    Robo Toaster
    PETA is offensive in general.
  • Sarah Films the Clouds 2009/09/06 05:37:11
    No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
    Sarah Films the Clouds
    I don't like ridiculing fat people, it's not nice.
    But all the billboard is saying is that vegetarianism is a much healthier lifestyle.
  • farthead 2009/08/31 22:47:21
    No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
    farthead
    The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard sends a much bigger message than it could ever imagine. I think that America is facing a serious obesity epidemic! Anything, that can controll, deter or eliminate America's weight problem is desperately needed! Oh, yeah, just because you don't eat meat doesn't mean you won't gain weight! Btw, you ask me if i think the billboard is offensive.. i think the existence of PETA is offensive!
  • RachelB 2009/08/30 07:16:03
    No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
    RachelB
    +2
    It's offensive to fat people. I actually like it. Maybe they'll, along with their fat kids put down the cheeseburger and jump on that treadmill and eat better.
  • Just Missy 2009/08/29 17:26:10
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    Just Missy
    Saving whales and losing weight are not related at all. Do fat ladies eat whales? I don't think so.
  • DemonicGaara 2009/08/29 02:10:31
    No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
    DemonicGaara
    It's not saying YOU'RE fat, but it is saying that vegitarian have a tendency to be more on the lean side. Besides, they paid for it, they can do whatever the hell they want.
  • DJ 2009/08/26 19:44:41
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    DJ
    +2
    Eat a lot of carbs and no meat can make you fat. I guess bullying is okay if you are bullying a fat woman. Insensitive and cruel. I thought they were against cruelty to animals. Also, being fat is more complex then they portray it to be. It's not what you eat so much as why you eat. I agree that you should be more health conscious but this is not the way. And PETA could care less about my health.
  • comptech - Quit whining please 2009/08/26 18:04:48
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    comptech - Quit whining please
    peta save whales billboard offensive fat women
    I am sitting here eating my juicy steak, contemplating the question, and yes I believe it is directly referring to "obese people" as "whales"...

    fat women eating juicy steak contemplating referring obese people whales
    I have a better billboard "Don't be an anorexic judgmental asshole, eat a steak!"
  • black-wedding *~Seven, Dead... 2009/08/26 03:12:53
    No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
    black-wedding *~Seven, Deadly, AND Sinful~* ΨρנατσΨ
    You know, they can be against fat people, but the fat people don't have to save the whales. It all works out in the end.
  • Delicious Crab Meat 2009/08/21 03:56:13 (edited)
    No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
    Delicious Crab Meat
    PETA does this shit all the time who cares?
  • sugarbuzz 2009/08/21 02:54:39
    No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
    sugarbuzz
    It is offensive to whales. They don't like to be compared to
    fat chicks....and they ARE vegetarian (except Orcas' which are a species of dolphin).
  • MechanicalWalrus 2009/08/21 00:57:44
    No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
    MechanicalWalrus
    +2
    Here's an idea: People should fucking deal with it.

    An advertisement targeting fat people?
    Is this really something we're willing to discuss right now?

    Really?


    You'd think we'd be a little more concerned about keeping the damn country afloat.
  • anlie mishel 2009/08/20 20:18:00
    No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
    anlie mishel
    +1
    but the torture of animals is.
  • Andy 2009/08/20 18:35:16
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    Andy
    +1
    is this real ?
  • mel 2009/08/20 18:25:04
    No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
    mel
    +2
    I can see how some may take it that way.
    And not just going vegetarian alone can help people lose weight. it takes alot more work than that.
  • sugarbuzz mel 2009/08/21 02:56:03
    sugarbuzz
    +1
    Yep, I know some chunky vegans....excercise, not just meditation helps.
  • The_Quant 2009/08/20 17:34:08
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    The_Quant
    +2
    PETA I just had a burger for lunch.
  • SAMYLYNN 2009/08/20 16:08:58
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    SAMYLYNN
  • Thomas Rea: Gay Christian A... 2009/08/20 13:05:39
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    Thomas Rea: Gay Christian Advocate
    +2
    Its offensive when they tell me to go vegetarian
  • Lady Whitewolf 2009/08/20 08:22:25
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    I think PETA has gone off the deep end....
  • fairiefang -annoying fashio... 2009/08/20 06:22:55
    No. The PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is not offensive...
    fairiefang -annoying fashion snobs everywhere-
    +2
    I don't think it's offensive, I DO think it's innacurate. I've been a vegetarian for 8 years, trust me, being a vegetarian does not guarantee that you are going to be skinny.

    There is plenty of vegetarian junk food these days. If you choose to go vegetarian and you didn't eat healthy when you ate meat chances are you are not going to eat any healthier just b/c you are a vegetarian.
  • Damodi fairief... 2009/08/20 11:27:01
    Damodi
    but then again, being vegetarian and eating healthily and exercising almost guarantees being fit and healthy.
  • fairief... Damodi 2009/08/20 14:56:24
    fairiefang -annoying fashion snobs everywhere-
    +2
    Yeah, but you can also eat meat healthily and excercise too. Plus, some people, even if they are vegetarians, have a low metabolism.

    I'm glad I'm a vegetarian and wish more people were...but I'm realistic about it...it's not a miracle diet.
  • Jess 2009/08/20 02:24:36
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    Jess
    But Its awesome! lol I hope they put one of those up where I live.
  • AFTP~Relient K<3~ 2009/08/19 20:15:14
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    AFTP~Relient K<3~
    +2
    How the hell is that NOT offensive?
    It says "Save the Whales"
    WTF
    Cuz I'm sure all fat people just LOVE to be likened to whales!
  • bookworm42 2009/08/19 19:21:56
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    bookworm42
    +2
    But not to me. I used to be fat and even then I wouldn't find this bill board offensive. Fun play on words though. But on the whole? Not true. Some people can't lose the weight even if they did go vegetarian. And I can see why this would bother them.
  • fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust" 2009/08/19 13:13:53
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +2
    PETA is so 'out there' and far removed from reality. Their criticizing Obama for killing a fly cemented their place in looneydom. peta removed reality criticizing obama killing fly cemented looneydom
  • bookworm42 fuzzy K... 2009/08/19 19:23:34
    bookworm42
    +1
    Don't forget about the sea kittens!
  • Danale 2009/08/19 07:33:30
    Yes, the PETA "Save the Whales" billboard is offensive to fat women.
    Danale
    +2
    Reality check- PETA doesn't care about people... it cares about animals..
  • fuzzy K... Danale 2009/08/19 13:18:08
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +3
    PETA doesn't care about animals either.
    peta care animals
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