Wed. Aug 10th, 2022


The Boys, PETA, CGI, Octopus

Prime Video’s The Boys may feature some over-the-top content but they’re getting some praise from PETA for any of the questionable scenes involving sea animals and Chace Crawford’s The Deep because they’re done with CGI. In fact, a scene featuring an octopus this season is one of the most recent moments to be praised by PETA.

PETA, an acronym for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, released a statement at PETA.org commending the series along with Crawford, showrunner Eric Kripke, and the special effects team. They also stated that they are honoring those named with the “Tech, Not Terror” award as it recognizes the “cruelty-free” approach to a “thought-provoking scene.” (SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THIS PARTICULAR EPISODE OF THE BOYS SEASON 3…YOU’VE BEEN WARNED). The thought-provoking scene features Crawford’s The Depp being forced to eat an octopus, which is hard for him because of his connection to sea animals and looks at him as a friend. PETA ultimately appreciated that The Boys team used CGI for the scene rather than a real octopus.

Kripke also received praise from PETA for saying in an interview that the octopus “didn’t deserve the cruel fate of being eaten raw.” PETA feels this is a fate that’s all too real for the octopus community as they note that billions of invertebrates are killed for food each year. PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange had this to say about The Boys:

The Boys‘ real heroes are working behind the scenes, creating a realistic CGI octopus so that animals can live in peace. PETA is celebrating this series for helping viewers see every octopus as an individual like Timothy, not as an entrée or as entertainment.”

Even a show as irreverent and out there as The Boys can do a little good and for PETA no less. If The Boys team was like for an ally, they have certainly found one with PETA.

What are YOUR thoughts on PETA’s praise for The Boys?

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