This is just weird. PETA has either lost their noodle, or they’re onto a really great marketing scheme. PETA has just written an open letter to George Clooney asking his permission to create a George Clooney flavored tofu. We kid you not.
The opening of the letter reads:
We have been offered some of your perspiration, apparently taken from a towel at a gym in Washington D.C….The technology actually exists to take your perspiration and make it into George Clooney-flavored tofu (Clofu). We could do that and give the tofu away. Of course, your fans would swoon at the idea of eating Clofu, but what interests us most is that we would attract many people who don’t try tofu because they worry that it would be bland or that they don’t know how to cook it. Clofu will help people be healthier and more environmentally friendly and will spare animals from being killed for the table.”
Ok, it’s hard to believe this isn’t an April Fools joke. We consider ourselves big George Clooney fans, but not big enough to stomach some sweaty tofu that tastes like him. That’s just plain gross! PETA likens this idea of using his sweat to using artificial chicken flavor for gravy. They may be right, but it just sounds gross.
And we think George is with us on this one. His response to PETA was, “As a mammal, I’m offended.”
Would you bite into a piece of Clofu?