Expanding on the previous post: It’s not just the fact that they decided to make fun of someone who is currently fighting to tell the truth about Bush’s shady actions surrounding 9/11, or that they’re making fun of him for his weight, which would be like Amnesty International criticizing Bush’s choice of ties. It’s not just that they perpetuate the idea that weight is something you’re still allowed to taunt people for publicly (see Drew’s post for a criticism of this idea).
All of these are good reasons to hate PETA right now, but what makes me really mad is the whole “Queer Eye” angle. “Veg Eye for the Fat Guy”? “Flab Five”? Weak. Five years ago, the same brainious might have gone for, “Eating meat? Is that your final answer?” It’s just a lazy, dumb way to make a lazy, dumb point. Come to that, what is their dumb point? That fat celebrities are making it seem okay to be fat? I know I’m disgusted all the time about how the media makes obesity seem glamorous and sexy.