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