Animal rights organization PETA is calling on people to stop drinking milk over its alleged ties to “white supremacists.”
In a tweet last week, the organization urged its followers to ditch the animal-based substance they say “has long been a symbol used by white supremacists.”
Cows’ milk has long been a symbol used by white supremacists.
— PETA ❤️🦊 (@peta) October 19, 2018
An article featured in the message links to a Metro news story entitled “Secret Nazi code kept hidden by ‘milk’ and ‘vegan agenda.’”
PETA’s argument appears to be that millions of innocent milk drinkers should immediately cease all consumption lest they be associated with white supremacists themselves.
The post quickly turned sour as numerous Twitter users began to deride the organization for its attempts to shame individuals away from dietary item.
“Recap: the author made an argument against the dairy industry because it’s cruel to animals & unhealthy for consumers, and then just wrote: WHITE SUPREMACIST at top of the page,” one Twitter user wrote.
😂 Recap: the author made an argument against the dairy industry because it’s cruel to animals & unhealthy for consumers, and then just wrote: WHITE SUPREMACIST at top of the page 🤷🏼♂️
— Jonathan Brown (@JbrownESQ) October 22, 2018
Another tied PETA’s campaign to the civil war, jokingly suggesting that former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln would have opposed milk.
Yup. Ol Abe Lincoln was like “screw milk.” And the south was all like “But mah gravy needs it!” And Abe was like “come at me bro,” and then the south was like “it’s on like Donkey Kong, bucket head.”
This has been the story of the civil war, as told by @peta.
— AJ Powers (@aj_powers) October 21, 2018
Several milk puns were also observed.
Is this even 2% true? Or do you skim over the facts?
— Clay Henson (@claydhenson) October 22, 2018
— Isaac Burbank #ReleaseTheSnyderCut (@burbank_isaac) October 21, 2018
— The Geek Room (@thegeekroom88) October 21, 2018
This may be the worst take in the history of takes
— Zach Gray (@hottublawyer) October 21, 2018
Milk drinkers also chimed in to defend their beloved beverage.
— Zoo Bear (@zoo_bear) October 22, 2018
Milk’s alleged racist background is believed to have originated as a prank on Internet image board 4chan.