No stranger to controversy, and very publicly against animal products, Peta's recent tweet about milk seemed their standard fare. However, they decided to go one step further from their animal rights message, and instead compared drinking milk with white supremacy.
Cows' milk has long been a symbol used by white supremacists. One more reason to #DitchDairy. https://t.co/EcHYpUmBux— PETA ❤️🦊 (@PETA ❤️🦊)1539907218.0
The tweet links off to a Peta statement which tries to draw connections between the white supremacist ideology and the dairy industry. It would seem the Nazi connection certainly struck a chord with the public.
People on all sides were calling Peta out after the tweet.
@peta https://t.co/8BYqbGPY2g— Karole (@Karole)1540271719.0
@peta This is a gross misrepresentation of the NYT article, of milk and belittles the important issue of racism. If… https://t.co/TasF8E6EGg— Manon Rädge (@Manon Rädge)1540295230.0
@peta Hey I wonder if peta has something insightful to sa- https://t.co/XhgwankOLB— M (@M)1540293721.0
@peta Bizarre. Please stick to science.— Sam Iyengar (@Sam Iyengar)1540272990.0
@peta Height of nonsense...— Hemang Kelaiya (@Hemang Kelaiya)1540264187.0
@peta New low for Peta 🙈— Sam Vincent (@Sam Vincent)1540280691.0
@peta AND... #Peta has collectively lost their minds. https://t.co/2YSZLQehBJ— Mike Lilly (@Mike Lilly)1540271278.0
Some felt the situation called for a bit of humor.
@peta https://t.co/uunXbhQfc0— 🎃Arcturus🔜TFF2019 (@🎃Arcturus🔜TFF2019)1540302873.0
@peta The most supremely evil liquid on this earth... milk https://t.co/qDyQqVqrkX— J Gates (@J Gates)1540270501.0
@peta Mr T drinks milk.— CT-D (@CT-D)1540287212.0
@peta ? https://t.co/gBCjSrXX0i— Kortnie Michele 🚫 NOT @ Twitch Con 😭 (@Kortnie Michele 🚫 NOT @ Twitch Con 😭)1540266499.0
@peta https://t.co/CkvDdFcxtZ— William Munson (@William Munson)1540264750.0
"PETA is trying to wake people up to the implications of choosing this white beverage and suggesting that they choose something else pronto," the statement from Peta reads. However, if these responses are to be believed, Peta hasn't quite accomplished their goal.