A creepy meme mocking meat eaters and begging for tofu turkey has sparked an interesting reaction online after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) put its own twist on a Thanksgiving favorite.
“And some people still think Tofurky is weird,” Peta tweeted, along with a disturbing cartoon of two men and a woman feasting on a shocked-looking turkey.
The characters depicted are busy preparing for the meal.
“I can’t wait to slurp those juices!” says a male character in a speech bubble.
“Mmm, she’s so juicy,” says another male character, who is shown eating a forkful of the bird.
The picture is rounded off by a woman pouring sauce over the turkey with a “wicked” grin.
The confusing piece of viral marketing has blinded, disturbed and confused people online.
“Crazy people!” one person pointed out.
“People would take you more seriously if you didn’t do stuff like that,” wrote another.
“I don’t think PETA is okay,” added a second.
They say all ads are good ads, but most of the time the post was downright disturbing.
“Peta is out here using Thanksgiving to pull off her crazy tweets,” wrote a third.
“That looks oddly sexual,” suggested another.
“I’ve never seen a sexier Thanksgiving post,” posted another.
“I started eating meat again because of that tweet,” one person joked.
Others could see the humor in it.
“Conspiracy theory: PETA is run by meat industry executives who are committed to making vegans and vegetarians look as weird as possible,” joked one.
“What a happy family! Good for her,” added another.
If Peta has managed to convince you to ditch the meat and go with Tofurky – the plant-based meat company – Woolworths sells its products in Australia.
In addition to fake turkey, the producer makes fake chicken, cold cuts, burgers, sausage, tempeh, and roasts.
Originally posted as This seems oddly sexual: Peta’s bizarre roasted turkey meme