Look, we like seeing an organization desperately flailing in an ill-fated attempt at relevance as much as the next site, but this time PETA has gone too far. The organization has created Mario Kills Tanooki
, a 2D platformer that has a skinned tanuki (or raccoon dog, if you prefer) trying to retrieve its outer layer from a flying, blood-spattered Mario.
Taking a swipe at the world's favorite plumber is pretty low, but it's worse in this case because PETA is blatantly lying
. As everyone
knows from reading the Nintendo Comics System (specifically the "Tanooki Suits Me" story from the Super Mario Bros
. line) the Tanooki suit was hand-crafted by a tailor named
Tanooki rather than any animal the material was lifted from.
Mario's not an animal abuser, PETA. He's a furry. And for the record, when you manage to make even NMA look sane
, you know something's wrong.
For the record, yes, this is a grab for attention and we're making it rain eyeballs. But this is Mario we're talking about. We'd hope that when we're
inevitably targeted by a crazy group, you'd leap to our defense too.