Is PETA Racist??? 2010 State of the Union
Written by Urban Mogul Life on January 27, 2010
!!!!WARNING IF YOU ARE AT WORK YOU MAY NOT WANT TO CLICK THE VIDEO, IT CONTAINS FULL NUDITY!!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! I DON’T WANT A FEW MOGULS TO LOSE THEIR JOB VIEWING THIS!!!
I am not a follower of PETA, so I don’t really know if this is regular behavior from them. But I will say that I find the video a little disturbing, especially since they claim to be the voice for animal rights. PETA has released its 2010 State of the Union address, and needless to say it is a little racy. The video shows an African-American woman slowly striping down to her bare essentials while delivering the speech in front of the Senate chamber. As I watched the video I just knew that at some point she would stop. I didn’t think she would go all the way there! But she did, she stripped all the way down to her Born-Day suit.
The part of the video I found a little disturbing was the fact that as she stripped, the members of the Senate became more and more hyped, cheering and smiling the whole time. Being that the majority of the audience were White men, the clip reminds me of tales of auction blocks and African slaves being raped. In a time where positive images of minorities on-screen is little to none, how can PETA justify having a Black woman strip down in front of White men as they clap and holler?
Racial images and stereotypes are powerful even in seemingly innocent situations. Do you think PETA would have had a White female take off her clothes on front of an all Black audience? Probably not. I am all for shock values, but not at the expense of other races or to continually portray stereotypical images.
What you think Moguls? Am I too hard on these PETA fools?