The unpleasant locations include a root canal or shopping for a car, but the one that sparked outraged among the ‘enlightened’ is a vegan dinner party, complete with ‘beetloaf.’
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) group was immediately offended. They can wrap themselves in plastic with fake blood and pose naked, kill people’s pets over a fake claim of ‘bondage,’ but how dare a car company make fun of their food.
“Instead of buying a car from people with outdated ideas, we suggest a vegan Smartcar by Mercedes,” PETA tweeted. “Great mileage & acceleration, turns on a dime.”
Apparently, it’s outdated to eat meat and all vegans can afford Mercedes.
Others quickly joined in the group outrage.
“I need a new car. I was considering a Hyundai. I am a vegan,” reads another. “It’s hard enough to live this way without being denigrated by a car company. Shame on you.”
Really? If it’s so hard, is that why any and all opinions that disagree must be silenced?
The car company made it perfectly clear that the ad was just a humor.
“We totally respect veganism and are happy that it is mainstream,” a representative for Hyundai said in an email to Business Insider, and on Twitter, the company has shared a recipe for ‘beetloaf.’
“We actually love vegan food and are glad it’s going more mainstream,” Hyundai tweeted.
“We also hope that vegans have a sense of humor just like dentists, parents, judges and flight attendants, the others stops represented on ‘the elevator,'” the Hyundai representative explained.
@Hyundai I make some really great vegan dinner food. But I’d never invite you anyway. Good job perpetuating the myth vegan food is bad. People could offset your products’ carbon footprint by going vegan. But you got a cheap joke in. #superbowl
— Pair (@jeremypair) February 3, 2019
— …like the movie (@__likethemovie) February 3, 2019
ICYMI: The trend of 2019 is taking the elevator UP to vegan dinner parties (and an Earth, heart, & animal-friendly lifestyle). Instead of buying a car from people with outdated ideas, we suggest a vegan Smartcar by Mercedes. Great mileage & acceleration, turns on a dime.
— PETA (@peta) January 31, 2019
Perhaps someone should explain to the company rep that liberals don’t have a sense of humor. They will attack whatever appears to poke fun at their lifestyle choices or political opinions because deep down inside, many people argue, these idiots know that they are fighting for something that makes no sense.
Watch the ‘offensive ad below: