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New York Airports Reject PETA Ad

Airport Security Is Not the Time to Recruit Vegans

Two things that should never be sexed up are animal rights and airport security, but here we are. PETA's latest aggressive ad is of a woman's body in a bra and underwear, saying "Be proud of your body scan: go vegan." This makes two assumptions: first, deep down we care what TSA employees think of our bodies, and that fear is enough to change dietary habits.

Fortunately, New York's LaGuardia and JFK airports are grounding the idea. They rejected the ad, prohibiting its placement near airport body scanners. JCDecaux North America, the company in charge of the airports' advertising, says the decision is based on the company's policy against "nudity or political ads," not because it's that risqué.

I wouldn't say it's risqué either, but just a gross exploitation of two things that should never meet but have: body image and airport security.

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danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
After taking numerous nutrition classes and doing research myself, I know that a balanced vegan diet is extreme healthy and can add years to your life.
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
PETA gets people talking. Honestly, how else are they going to get the message out? It's tough: Either go all out and get bad press in addition to making people aware... or stay quiet and then for sure nothing changes and no one hears the message. It's tough, I don't blame PETA for a lot of their ads. Their Holocaust comparison for the animal industries turned me veg 6 years ago. At least PETA itself is not a terrorist organization, some people believe it is when it's not.
foxie foxie 6 years
Right on, core. I think a lot of animal lovers would argue that there's no wrong time to encourage people to go vegan. This approach obviously isn't the smartest though. PETA often tries to get people talking at the cost of actual effectiveness with their message.
coreoftheapple coreoftheapple 6 years
PETA achieved their goal: to get people talking.
starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
Huh, I said 'I doubt' which I thought implied that I didn't think I was an expert. Otherwise I probably would have said 'I know'... But yeah, how very immature of me...
Amme05 Amme05 6 years
HollyJRockNRoll HollyJRockNRoll 6 years
These scans make me want to boycott the airport. I also think PETA has a good message, but they are too aggressive.
starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
I think Peta gives animal friends a bad name! And I honestly doubt going vegan is the healthiest diet. I think having a balanced diet including meat is much better, but that's just me
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
True, RoaringSilence... I've seen some chubby vegans before. A vegan diet can be healthy in a lot of ways, but it doesn't necessarily guarantee a killer bod. PETA is annoying. If I was the head of choosing airport advertisements, I wouldn't allow it just for the sheer reason of how much they annoy me.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
It also implies that you'll automatically be skinny if you're a vegan. Uhh.. not true whatsoever?
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
Ditto. PETA irritates the heck out of me.
GTCB GTCB 6 years
Hahahah! I have NOTHING to fear from an airport scan. Here in Canada when the machines were ordered by the gov't, they controversially did NOT order the genital-blurring add-on. But, if the need to inspect my, ahem, equipment honestly helps with national security, so be it.
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