Every couple of months or so, people around the world are (often unfortunately) reminded of PETA. The animal rights organization, known for being as extra as they come, have made themselves themselves the laughing stock of the internet once again. Posting on Twitter, PETA called for the end of animal and meat-based idioms, such as "bring home the bacon," and "beat a dead horse." Worse yet, they then compared what they called the "anti-animal language" to racism, ableism, and homophobia.
In their initial post, they suggest changing out some of the idioms for something a little more animal-friendly. "Kill two birds with one stone," should be changed to "feed two birds with one scone," they suggested among other bizarre phrases. With their guide they hope to help people "remove speciesism" from their day-to-day conversations, but then they took it a step further with their follow-up tweet.
"Just as it became unacceptable to use racist, homophobic, or ableist language, phrases that trivialize cruelty to animals will vanish as more people begin to appreciate animals for who they are and start using 'bringing home the bagels' instead of the bacon," they tweeted, sparking outrage in their comparison.
Understandably, plenty of Twitter users were understandably upset at this follow-up, which took the conversation from funny to just offensive pretty quickly. Check out some of the responses—the ones that aren't men trying to assert their masculinity with pics of dry-looking steaks—below.