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PETA "save the whales" posters must stop say Obesity Action Coalition

 
 

PETA "save the whales" posters must stop say Obesity Action Coalition

Peta have pissed off an org bigger than themselves with their save the whales poster. The The Obesity Action Coalition have gone out with a release that "Calls on PETA to Immediately End Campaign Stigmatizing Overweight and Obese Individuals"

With more than 93 million Americans affected by obesity, this type of unacceptable stigmatization of obese/overweight individuals has no place in today's society. Obese individuals are often stigmatized or discriminated against in a variety of areas, such as employment, school, healthcare and much more. The OAC finds obesity stigma to be extremely detrimental to the obese population as it furthers the all-too-frequent negative perceptions of the obese. The OAC demands PETA immediately end the campaign and remove the billboard from the public domain and the PETA Web site. In addition, the OAC is currently encouraging its Coalition members to respond directly to PETA about this inappropriate campaign. If you are not a member of the Coalition, but would also like to respond, please visit the OAC Web site at www.obesityaction.org for more information.

Update The save the whales posters are now gone

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Nice screenshot from tweetreader @sokmotorkonsult:

PETA needs to work on ad clarity. For a moment, I thought there were obese women standing on beaches across the country, scanning the shoreline for fresh whale.

I'm going to go ahead and assume that the humorous double entendre was intentional ("Peta have pissed off an org bigger than themselves"). Now.. 1- I am also completely opposed to PETA's tactless tactics and 2- Sympathetic to the plight of those who feel the societal pressure to be unrealistically thin. That being said... the quoted excerpt from the OAC does your argument more harm than good. "With more than 93 million Americans affected by obesity, this type of unacceptable stigmatization of obese/overweight individuals has no place in today's society." - The opening sentence seems to completely contradict itself... which really knocks the ethos down a peg, causing the credibility of the argument to plummet exponentially as it continues. Lastly.. just because they can use the word "stigmatized" 100 times in one paragraph doesn't mean they sound smart.

Don't mind me.. I'm supposed to be writing an essay and will use anything as an excuse to NOT focus on the task at hand.

Red-Pens : That being said... the quoted excerpt from the OAC does your their argument more harm than good. . There, all better now. (You can't escape essay grading! Focus! haha.)

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