PETA is known for using naked, sexy celebs to protest animal products. Now the organization is angry about a sexy chicken photo in the New York Times.
The newspaper featured a so-called pin-up style sexy chicken in an article discussing the tastiness of chicken skin. Apparently PETA does not believe food should be sexy if that food is an animal.
PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said, “When I saw it I just couldn’t believe that an editor of The New York Times would find it acceptable. It’s downright offensive, not just to people who care about animals but almost to everyone. It’s a plucked, beheaded, young chicken in a young pose.”
It actually is strange for a chicken to be depicted as sexy, but then people often talk about their food porn obsessions, so perhaps the NYT wants to capitalize on that idea. In fact, the photo editor said that the sexy chicken had attitude. The point of it was to be humorous and eye-catching. They certainly accomplished that because people everywhere are talking about the unique picture of the poultry.
What do you think about the picture of the pin-up nude chicken? Is it too sexy for the New York Times? Did you get offended?
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