Got em. PETA Pranks, always funny.
Couple things here:
1) Half those people were actors, right? I mean the early ones didn't seem to be, like this lady here was legit terrified:
But then you keep watching and people are like putting shoes on, getting blood on thier hands and shit, no way that can be real:
No chance. If you're putting your foot in a shoe that feels alive inside, or touching wallet lining that feels like stomach lining, your face is not staying all sorts of calm like these two. Like I guess the direction was to not overdo it, they went with the more puzzled looks, like "hmm, I'm pretty sure most shoes don't have organs.... must be a weird pair..." and "should I get this wallet? I don't understand it, but I'm always behind on these trends, maybe get ahead of this one?" sort of looks. Not, you know, what we all would actually do which is pull down our pants and just start shitting cus we just put our foot/hand in the most terrifying/disgusting thing they've ever felt. So I'm sorry, PETA, but the second you start giving me fake ass reactions is the second I start buying me more leather just to spite you.
2) You know that whoever came up with this at PETA has such a fucking boner right now. Just watching his/her idea becoming viral, lubin up and rubbin it out to our disgust toward the leather/fashion industry. "Ooooh yeah, can't run from that, can you?! Unnnnghh myah, tough to buy leather when you see the fuckin cow's heart, isn't it... Oh fuck, oh fuck, you like that you filthy human? Huh? You like seeing the costs of your vanity? How's it feel?! How's it... UNGHNGHH!.... I'll never be as pure as they are... (the animals)" By the way, I'll admit 100% that I wrote that from a guy's perspective, which isn't to say that this couldn't have been conceived by any person of any gender (though I'm not sure if anyone wants to take responsibility for this sick prank), I just only know what it's like when we jerk it. Can't speak to the masturbatory practices of any other gender, but I'd imagine there isn't as much talking and groaning. And come to think of it, we don't generally talk or groan that much either, but this PETA person definitely does. So I take back my "by the way", that was a perfectly described jerk sesh for a PETA Prankster, male or female or other.
Conclusion: Unnecessary. Effective in a direct way, I guess. Like if I was one of those people I would probably never touch leather ever again cus fuck that. But as a viewer, I mostly just watch this with an annoyance toward PETA. Like no matter what they really do it's tough to shake the "yeah yeah we get it, PETA" feeling, and a PETA Prank this elaborate only furthers said feeling. So good work stopping 10 people from buying leather, I guess? Still the best pranksters in the building, PETA!
P.S. Weirdly satisfying to be writing this blog wearing a leather jacket...