Everyone’s favorite overreacting, nosey, loud mouthed aunt is back at it again. As if we didn’t think PETA was a touch on the annoying side already, they have come up with a solution to the controversy of the Washington Redskins mascot that was thrown into the spotlight on Sunday night after Bob Costas pulled out his soap box he brings everywhere and proclaimed it to be an “insult, a slur“. Their idea is to keep the name of the team the way it is, but change the logo to a redskin potato.
PETA gets that good weed.
PETA’s gives an explanation to their idea in a post on the PETA official blog.
When you hear the word “redskin,” what do you immediately think of? Potatoes, of course! And who could be offended by a harmless redskin potato — except, maybe, for the Yukon Gold lobby (and if Alaska had a football team, rest assured that we’d be the first to suggest the Yukon Gold Diggers as a franchise name).
The redskin potato would be a noble mascot for a variety of reasons. Potatoes are also native Americans, having been cultivated in Peru for millennia. A tasty, versatile, animal- and environmentally friendly vegan staple, potatoes are now the most popular vegetable in the U.S. They are loaded with nutrients, including iron, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and even protein, and red potatoes in particular are high in antioxidants.
Well when you say it that way…
Dan Snyder is a mega-douche. No way he’ll budge on the changing anything about his team any time soon, including putting the pieces together to win a Super Bowl.
Somewhere, the Cleveland Indians owners are hiding under their desks and hoping no one looks at their logo.