PETA sparks backlash with 'insensitive' billboards about eating meat

PETA is no stranger to controversy, especially when it comes to its

billboards and advertising.

Recently, the animal rights group stirred controversy with billboards it put up

in both U.S. and international cities.

The billboard featured a smiling block

of tofu with the statement “Tofu never

caused a pandemic. Try it today!”.

The message on the billboard is

referencing the global pandemic.

which PETA has openly claimed is

directly correlated to meat consumption.

(The World Health Organization (WHO) is

still investigating the origins of the disease).

On social media, people are criticizing PETA

for its “insensitive” billboards during such

a stressful and unprecedented time.

“I find it very insensitive for PETA to

have a billboard that states, ‘Tofu

would never cause a pandemic’...

just a few miles from one of NJ’s largest healthcare systems filled with people...

who are fighting for their lives

right now,” one person wrote.

“@PETA Take down your ‘eating tofu never caused a global pandemic’ billboard on the new jersey turnpike,” another user tweeted