Oh, PETA. I know you must have selected someone new to run your advertising campaigns because they just keep getting more ridiculous. First you had a commercial banned from the Super Bowl because it was too scandalous, and now, you have decided that fur is a drag, literally.
According to MTVU UK: “The London party [for the new Fur is a Drag campaign] will feature a parody of a fur runway show, cross-dressing models will be sporting fur clothing that will be accessorised with paint and animal traps.”
Other PETA supporters have began supporting the campaign in other ways. On The PETA Files blog, men said they dressed as “silly” as possible, and by “silly” they meant “as women,” and wore fur as part of their cross-dressing to illustrate the sillyness.
So what I am gathering from all of this is that wearing fur is as ridiculous as cross-dressing.
And while I understand what PETA is trying to do, it is being used to make fun of cross-dressers (and most likely transpeople and drag performers, because they are all the same thing, right?). It’s not acceptable. PETA, if you really want people to stand up and take notice of your issues, do it in a more positive manner than this. Don’t alienate some people to further your campaign, and certainly don’t make fun of people while you’re doing it.