Internet | November 24, 2021 10:38 am

We’re All Too Horny for PETA’s Thanksgiving Campaigns

PETA's holiday campaigns have taken a serious turn for the horny in recent years

Photograph shows a woman with her hands in a turkey
PETA wants you to get stuffed this Thanksgiving
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It’s been almost exactly a year since PETA decided to celebrate Thanksgiving by dropping one of its horniest campaigns of all time. No, it wasn’t a nude celebrity claiming she’d rather go naked than eat turkey, but rather an illustration of a headless, roasted human bent over like a Thanksgiving turkey on a platter with a sprig of parsley sticking out of its butt, inviting viewers to “imagine if you were the one being stuffed for Thanksgiving dinner.”

Obviously, PETA meant this as an invitation for a moment of solemn reflection on the plight of farmed fowl, but of course, we all made it a sex thing instead. A flurry of memes quickly followed, accusing PETA of kink-shaming, being horny on Thanksgiving main, and of course assuring the good folks at PETA that many of us would in fact love to be stuffed on Thanksgiving.

Following in the footsteps of last year’s horny Thanksgiving debacle — leftover meme fodder that has been reheated and re-served on the timeline this year — PETA seems to have decided to really lean into the horny Thanksgiving angle this time, and the result is terrifying. Instead of a stuffed, roasted human-turkey, this year PETA decided to ring in the holiday with an illustration of a silver fox in a Mr. Rogers sweater, elbows-deep in a turkey with a satanic gleam in his eyes. This year’s advice: “Keep your fists out of birds’ butts.”

While this year’s Thanksgiving campaign criticizing meat-eaters for going to “third baste” with a dead turkey is more overtly sexual, it’s also decidedly less sexy and more disturbing. Still, that hasn’t stopped us from trying to turn PETA’s vegan Thanksgiving campaign into a celebration of horniness.

While I myself am a meat-eater and will be enjoying some turkey this year (in a non-sexual way), I certainly support PETA’s message of Thanksgiving horniness. I may not be vegan, but I have to hand it to PETA for uniting meat-eaters and vegans alike this holiday season in the true spirit of Thanksgiving, the horniest holiday. Wherever your Thanksgiving plans take you, whether you’re stuffing a bird or getting stuffed yourself, please know that PETA and I are wishing you and yours a very sexy Thanksgiving, this year and every year.