I’m sure everybody knows a little bit about Steve Irwin.
He was, after all, known as “The Crocodile Hunter”. What you may not know is that he was born on Feb 22nd, so when Google decided to honour his memory with a new design replacing their logo, PETA was not happy about it.
This is not the first time either. It seems that PETA loves to get roasted every day on Twitter. Because while Steve Irwin’s TV personality made him look like a wildlife ‘hunter’ or whatnot, behind the scenes he really did do a lot to help the wildlife.
However, it seems like PETA doesn’t do research before posting on Twitter. While PETA’s message is great and I stand behind that, their methods leave something to be desired. So scroll on below and take a look at what PETA had to say on his Birthday.
This is the original message.
#SteveIrwin was killed while harassing a ray; he dangled his baby while feeding a crocodile & wrestled wild animals who were minding their own business. Today’s #GoogleDoodle sends a dangerous, fawning message. Wild animals are entitled to be left alone in their natural habitats. https://t.co/9JfJiBhGLw
— PETA (@peta) February 22, 2019
They didn’t stop there either.
Steve Irwin’s actions were not on target with his supposed message of protecting wildlife. A real wildlife expert & someone who respects animals for the individuals they are leaves them to their own business in their natural homes.
— PETA (@peta) February 23, 2019
And ended with this message.
It is harassment to drag exotic animals, including babies taken from their mothers, around from TV talk shows to conferences & force them to perform as Steve Irwin did. Animals deserve to live as they want to, not as humans demand––the #GoogleDoodle should represent that.
— PETA (@peta) February 23, 2019
As you can imagine, people had a lot to say about this message from PETA.
I wish Twitter had a dislike button. I would love to see how many dislikes that would get!
— lil peeple (@TGingrich10) February 23, 2019
Many were not happy from PETA which is to be expected by now.
On behalf of the entirety of Australia, I officially declare war against the organisation of PETA for slandering the name of a beloved Australian icon.
— JettStorm (@JettSt0rm) February 23, 2019
It seems PETA has angered even their supporters now.
I supported @peta with a fixed amount of money every month.
That was until I read this tweet.
— TheFatRat (@ThisIsTheFatRat) February 23, 2019
And ofcourse there are gonna be memes.
Real footage of Steve Irwin fighting PETA pic.twitter.com/Sq46K8rQ6K
— CC Nightcore (@Cloud_Edits) February 23, 2019
It seems even Youtubers are joining in.
You’re like the kid who wasn’t invited to the party but came anyway and shat in the pool just to get a reaction
— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) February 23, 2019
Any publicity is good publicity for PETA.
the thing is… you as a company don’t actually give a fuck about any of what you’re saying about Steve Irwin. You knew that by dragging a beloved dead man’s name through the mud, you’d get more eyes and clicks on your brand. Ya know what you’re doing. Rage marketing works.
— Ryan Magee (@elirymagee) February 23, 2019
Some people just want PETA off Twitter for good.
@Twitter you oughta take away their verification at this point, talking about someone that can’t defend themselves? It’s pretty fucked up. @peta doesn’t deserve to have a checkmark, let alone an account here tbh
— GrumbleGamer (@GrumbleGamer) February 23, 2019
Maybe this is how we unify the world?
I’ve never seen twitter so unified…guess everyone hates PETA
— Kian (@KianGriffin) February 23, 2019
Maybe it’s time to change your strategy, PETA.
This is why no one likes you.
— Luke (@Mr_LukeBenson) February 23, 2019
While PETA would have us believe otherwise.
Steve Irwin celebrated the animals he worked with.
His taught people to respect AND protect animals in their native habitat.
He died taking a risk to show us to respect animals. I respect that ray; and I respect Steve Irwin.
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) February 23, 2019
Very remarkable indeed!
it’s like you’re trying to make sure everyone eats meat, wears fur, hunts game, and adopts cute animals. i gotta say i’m impressed at how bad you are at your jobs. it’s a remarkable talent.
— siraj hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) February 23, 2019
And ofcourse there was gonna be Toy Story here.
*Steps into PETA's office pic.twitter.com/WYdWavvEBn
— Noah Hoskins (@NoahMHoskins) February 23, 2019
Does this book hold all the answers?
Yes, This happened.
Think it’s a bit too late now.
Nowehere on this pie chart does it say saving animals!
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