PETA: Phrases like ‘bring home the bacon’ are comparable to racism, homophobia

PETA Gets Dogged For Tweet Demanding End To 'Anti-Animal Language'

PETA Gets Dogged For Tweet Demanding End To 'Anti-Animal Language'

Instead of "kill two birds with one stone", say "feed two birds with one scone" and, instead of "being the guinea pig", say "be the test tube", PETA said.

The tweet led to outrage online, with Hannah Else believes that changing idioms is not the solution.

PETA doubled down on their message by adding one of their alternative phrases, "bring home the bagels" to their Twitter bio.

"Say: "Take the flower by the thorns".

The organization said people should take the phrases that involve animals and make them more animal-friendly. "Here's how to remove "speciesism" from your daily conversations". "This tweet of yours, equating "speciesism" with racism, homophobia and ableism is deeply disturbing".

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USA Today reported that the tweets and suggestions were not received well by the general public. The Root called it the "whitest tweet ever." A few others criticised PETA for not taking into account the feelings of plants, who had replaced bulls in the revised list.

It's not the first time PETA has been criticized while engaging marginalized communities.

"That should make racists think twice", PETA wrote on its website.

However, the essence seemed to have been lost in the messaging, with a lion's share of social media users finding much fodder for humour, sarcasm and most of all, animals puns, in PETA's post. Animals are important. But the n-word or any other pejorative that describes historically disenfranchised people has a historical context.

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