PETA compared ‘speciesism’ to racism in allegedly banned Super Bowl ad
An ad that PETA claims was banned from airing during the Super Bowl faced backlash on Twitter for seemingly depicting NFL players who took a knee to protest police brutality as animals.
A bee, bear, and even fish take a knee in the cartoon ad as “The Star Spangled Banner” is hummed in the background. The ad was “inspired” by former 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who knelt when the national anthem was played at NFL games to protest police violence against black people, PETA said in a statement.
The ad was meant to promote PETA’s campaign to “end speciesism,” which the organization calls a “supremacist worldview” that allows humans to mistreat other species. The animal…