We love animals at The Hollywood Gossip.
We have an entire section of our website dedicated to dog photos and we look at it any time we feel sad.
That said, we do not love the way PETA approaches its mission of trying to protect the rights of animals; not when most of its ads and statements seem more focused on garnering attention than actually protecting said animals.
Case in point: accusing Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra of horse abuse at their wedding.
Another case in point: equating anti-animal language with racism and homophobia.
Yes, PETA has actually done this with a Tweet and a chart that is thankfully so ridiculous that Twitter has gone straight from outrage to mockey.
See what we mean below...
What? Huh? What phrases is PETA even talking about here?!?
So Glad You Asked!
This is a real chart. These are examples of "anti-animal language" PETA would like us to stop using, replacing the phrases with the suggestions to the right.
Take It Away, Twitter!
Internet users had many responses to this chart, starting with a few serious ones such as the one above.
This Should Be Our Concern? REALLY?!?
The responses then started getting more humorous... and awesome.
Thank You, PETA
The world is a dark place right now. We need this light.
We See What You Did Here
DON'T FEED SCONES TO BIRDS!
Even the Washington Wizards Got in on the Mockery
And the Wizards suck.
No Regrets Here
PETA has received the attention it craves. Says a spokesperson in response to this backlash: "Our compassion does not need to be limited. Teaching people to be kind to animals only helps in terms of encouraging them to be practice kindness in general. As we become more educated about animals, as people are learning more about how intelligent and sensitive that animals are. … I think most people are accepting that the way we treat animals absolutely is a social justice issues."