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Annika14938867 Annika14938867 10 years
I don't know if I find it offensive or not, but I do know that I love veggie dogs! I was out of the country for a few years and I wasn't able to get all my faux-meat products. It was one of my happiest return-home-events to have all my veggie stuff again!
Food Food 10 years
I guess what I'm trying to say folks is that it really disgusts me the way that PETA needs to use obvious sexist means to promote their message. If they feel they have a strong enough message (which I'm pretty sure they do feel that way), why stoop to such a gimmick? It's not like they're launching a new brand, they have a point and a statement they are trying to make and it's getting lost. This stunt says to me, "the only way people care about animal rights is if we have boobies involved." - i know it happens in advertising all the time but "the only way people care about this beer is if we have boobies involved" is very different to me. - my words may have been a bit harsh - and they really should have been voiced towards the stunt, not the lettuce - but i just find the whole thing ridiculous.
ReverendZelda ReverendZelda 10 years
I adore the bikinis, though using them to sell people on the idea of vegetarianism is just... well.. it's PETA.
blake02120 blake02120 10 years
I want the lettuce lingerie - Undaroos for adults!
Daisie Daisie 10 years
What PETA does a lot of times to get attention is using naked or mostly naked women. There are other ways to get attention. Personally, I wouldn't go near anyone naked or nearly naked on the street; especially if it had to do with food. I think a person in a big comical lettuce outfit would attract more attention. They could give out free bottles of water, a pack of chips and the veggie hotdogs. Hell, they could even have a carnival type atmosphere and get kids to ask Mommy and Daddy to go over. I have not had a veggie-dog but I bet they taste good. Veggie burgers are kind of bleh to me, but all the salt usually makes hotdogs yummy! (Yes, I know salt is bad for you but since I don't put it in or on my food I figure the occasional hotdog or chipdip is ok!) I am not a vegetarian although I try to limit my meat intake. Also, the bottoms of their outfits are gross. I may be totally wrong, but it seems to me that more women than men are apt to try this or be a vegetarian. Why use Playboy models? To get male attention? That's nice - but I don't think that guys really take those bunnies seriously. Do they? *shrug*
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
cute lettuce lingerie! lol
Kostika Kostika 10 years
Think I'm gonna have to go with Chaton with this one. I think you may have gone a little overboard on your statements. It's not sexist or offending. Actually I thought the lettuce bikinis were cute and clever.
am am 10 years
I have to agree with Bonjour Chaton. This post is ridiculous in so many ways. I still like your recipes! By the way, if I could wear a lettuce bikini (biodegradable AND compostable!), I totally would. Now that I think of it, compostable clothing is a great idea for people who can't stand to wear the same outfit twice!!! We can sell this idea to Posh and Fitsugar (love you)!!
BonjourChaton BonjourChaton 10 years
"I don't know about this folks, the strategically placed lettuce is pretty sexist. I also don't understand how PETA and Playboy go hand in hand. I suppose I have a problem when we start caring more about animal rights and less about people. It's as if the entire feminist movement didn't happen." WOW, since when is having lettuce on a couple of chicks not caring about people?! And I suppose its okay to use sex in advertising for pretty much EVERYTHING ELSE but not to advocate vegetarianism? Clothing, television shows, soda, beer, cars, etc. etc. etc. And saying that because of THIS ONE PETA STUNT its as if "the entire feminist movement didn't happen"?! Are you seriously okay with that statement? I mean, that's pretty bold. I'm sorry to say that I find that SO ridiculous that I don't think I'll be reading Yumsugar for a while. You can say what you want about Peta, I'm not some die-hard Peta member myself, but you're whole statement there is pretty stupid. "As if the entire feminist movement didn't happen", HA! Oh my, wow. That is just too much.
alibella alibella 10 years
also, i want a hot dog now. all beef kosher please.
alibella alibella 10 years
Not a huge fan of PETA, but im all for veggies as clothing. I think calling this sexist is a little overdramatic.
mdbzmom mdbzmom 10 years
That's not real lettuce is it? Gross. Veggie hot dogs are good but I love meat.
bibiruby82 bibiruby82 10 years
I agree with Jlew1982 and fireyelectra on this. There's nothing sexist here that I see, but everyone's entitled to their opinion.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
LOL I think it's funny. It's not harming anyone. It's a way to get people's attention. At least those women aren't naked.
jganas jganas 10 years
I agree with emilyplayscello. I am no longer a vegetarian (although I"m trying to get back on that!) but am a feminist. Those girls have rights, its the animals who don't. Animals aren't asked whether they'd like to become someone's lunch and raised in really terrible conditions. Those woman had the right not to pose. Anyway, I'm all for it...We need to eat less meat as a society!
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
geek, i find you so much cooler, knowing you're also a vegetarian (since i'm veg/vegan)! I agree with you about this concept, especially the women being from playboy. :P what a gross idea.
Rachiepop Rachiepop 10 years
I'm all for not abusing animals but sometimes PETA can be just so commercial and over the top. I like my meat, but I also like my veggies, tofu is good sometimes, and I adore soy. The ad to me looks trashy and provocative. It's exploitive and just blah, plus they look stupid like that (for obvious reasons). On another note, I don't eat regular hot dogs I find them disgusting especially the whole mystery meat aspect. If I do eat them I go for a veggie dog or kosher.
LauraPalmer LauraPalmer 10 years
i used to be a member of peta but now i think they are ridiculous. i am still a vegetarian (and love veggie hot dogs, yves are the best) and still support animal rights, but i think peta just exploits women to try to get their point across. it's stupid.
JLew1982 JLew1982 10 years
What's wrong with Playboy? More power to ladies who can look good wearing lettuce and eating veggie dogs! It's better publicity than a lot of the weird stuff PETA does. Why can't Playmates promote vegetarianism?
tralalala tralalala 10 years
sorry for the triple post!!! eep!
tralalala tralalala 10 years
Well, as a former member of PETA, I just have to go on record as saying PETA= Evil. If anyone wants me to elaborate, pm me haha, but I won't get into it here. I personally don't see anything wrong with the lettuce ladies. Vegetarianism has always been considered to be pretty feminine, and anything that can open guys up to the idea of it is probably a good thing. Nothing is a better selling point to men than hot girls haha, so I think it's a great idea. However, this approach works for women too. These are really healthy looking girls, that I'm sure a lot of women would love to look like. They aren't grossly skinny like a lot of people (well, people in hick towns like where I am haha) assume vegetarians will be. I'm sure there are some women out there who will see them, and think "maybe I will be able to look like that if I become a vegetarian." Whether that's a good thing or not, it's brilliant marketing, so +1 point. Overall, go team lettuce ladies.
TruleyQueen TruleyQueen 10 years
I don't find it offensive at all! The women in the picture have more coverage than most women wear at the beach. I think its fun. Anyway, whats the difference between Playboy and Victoria Secret where most girls buy their panties. Playboy should be commended for taking a stand and promoting a good cause.
fireyelectra fireyelectra 10 years
If designers on Project Runway made these lettuce bikinis during the "Make Clothing Out of Food" challenge, no one would call it offensive or sexist. The fact is that its really clever. Lettuce leaves are often used to make cups, so why not make bra cups out of them? On the aspect that the ad is affiliated with Playboy and therefore inherently sexist, that may be true, but Playboy Playmates are Playmates out of their own volition. It is their job to cater to masculinist desires. As for the effectiveness of the ad, we all know that vegetarianism is not rampant among American men, so if there's one way to get them to trade in the occasional steak for a veggie dog, it may be by showing their ideal woman eating them.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Oh, and I will say that this kind of sums up what I don't like about PETA. I get that they certainly champion a worthy cause, but it does seem that they are willing to champion their cause at the expense of pretty much everything else.
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