Both hosts agreed that while the organization is impactful, their new campaign is a bit of a reach. “PETA does some great work. I’m sure, but, come on,” Lemon quipped. Since announcing their anti-speciesist initiative, the nonprofit based in Norfolk, VA., has received much criticism. As a response the group tweeted, “To the haters: with so much negativity in the world, why not lighten up and use language in a way that encourages being kind to animals?” It’s still too be determined if people will start saying “feed two birds with one scone” in place of “kill two birds with one stone.” But what we do know, is there’s a good chance Don Lemon won’t be one of them.
Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it. Here’s how to remove speciesism from your daily conversations. pic.twitter.com/o67EbBA7H4— PETA: Bringing Home the Bagels Since 1980 (@peta) December 4, 2018