Oops. A big honkin' hairy oops at that.
NEW HAVEN — A two-hour animal rights demonstration on the Green Monday sparked outrage instead of sympathy from the public.So does that mean I’m practicing a form of cannibalism when I eat a hamburger, Mr. Warchol? (Hey, if you want to evoke one stereotype, you might as well not hold back.)
"This is the most racist thing I’ve ever seen on the Green. How dare you," roared Philip Goldson, 43, of New Haven at the protest organizers at Church and Chapel streets.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a national animal rights group, posted giant photographs of people, mostly black Americans, being tortured, sold and killed, next to photographs of animals, including cattle and sheep, being tortured, sold and killed.
"I think it is an apt comparison," said Josh Warchol, 26, of Wallingford, president of the Southern Connecticut Vegetarian Society, which is aligned with PETA.
I think that this humongous misstep is more attributable to blinding stupidity rather than racism, though the two often go hand-in-hand.
Does this fiasco help make the case that pork chops contribute to IQ?
(Thanks to Avery Tooley)
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