PETA to Mario Fans: Heh, Heh, We Were Only Kidding!

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ness64

PETA also made fun of Mario in the game 'Super Chick Sisters'. Mario has to save Pamela Anderson after Col. Sanders kidnaps her for telling the truth about KFC. It shows Mario getting beat up, Yoshi chasing Mario with a angry mob of animal rights activists after Mario wants to ride Yoshi, and Mario returning home all bruised and bloody. Then, some chick sisters save Pamela Anderson. God, PETA! Why do you hate Nintendo so much? What'll you do next? Make an anime episode of Ash 'abusing' his Pokemon and ruin 9 year old boys' dreams? Fail.

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iceman08

They probably have a member trolling, and now they are inspired to be designing a game based around pokemon. It'll be released in 2030 

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ness64

That is very possible.

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Kinetic

I don't believe it for the same reason I don't believe anyone who's "trolling"; people do and say incredibly stupid things on the internet all the time, and then declare they were "just trolling" when it all blows up in their face to avoid looking like a complete jerk-off.

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Bad Kharma

Save a seal, club a PETA.

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jonnyohio

What Nintendo should have said:

Dear PETA,

Mario's suit is made with synthetic fur. Thanks for the lols.

Sincerely,
Nintendo

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Mortal_M

I'm just wondering if Nintendo can sue them?

After all, they are using the Marion Name and copying the gamepley style, and they are also giving it a bad name.

To me is like taking the Dell logo and outfitting it with the blood dripping tanooki suit, do you think that a judge would say "it's all good, it was only a gag"?

 

And like someone here said, everytime I see something like this from PETA I go out and eat a nice steak :P

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jonnyohio

No, because you can make a parody of something and cannot be sued for it.

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lindethier

Ah, thats good old PETA for you, always good for a laugh at just how crazy those people are.

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boodiespost

Animal cruelty is wrong and should be punishable by law.  But these peta guys need to understand animals don't have "rights"  

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RavenMkII

In response to the first post, PETA's way of going about it takes away attention from the cause they are supposedly fighting for, after all this mess, all the attention was given to the Mario bashing by PETA and left the issue of skinning live animals in the dust.

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stradric

This is a form of Poe's Law.  It's impossible to determine if PETA is being satirical simply because they are so extreme in so many other instances.  They're trying to satirize their own ridiculousness.  It just doesn't work.

The only good thing PETA has ever done was their ad campaign featuring naked celebs.

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firefox91

It is amazing how an orgainizaion with no credibility what so ever managed to lose even more by backpeddling on their last hot-button issue.

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Righteous Fury

This is one group Anonymous could target (repeatedly) and I would not mind in the least.

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lindethier

Agreed.

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bloodgain

Wait, wait, wait! So you're telling me I could get my very own tanooki suit? Made from actual tanooki? Awesome! Thanks, PETA!

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Blues22475

It's funny that PETA calls it a gag. IMO they wound up looking worse than than they tried to make Nintendo out to be. What makes me lol is the fact that this was around since Super Mario Bros. 3 but they didn't hit on it then either. Are they just picking random subjects to protest about for attention?

I think another user said it best: no one should take PETA seriously. To me they just look like an immature interest group. I mean they are supporting a good cause...but they're going about it the completely wrong way and making people miss their point.

 

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Phrish

"raccoon dogs are skinned alive for their fur"

Skinned "alive"... serously? Who would do that aside from serial killers in the making? This act, of taking living animals and skinning them, this is prevalent? Commonplace?

Don't get me wrong, I DETEST cruelty to animals, and skinning something alive is very cruel. I'm just questioning the argument that this is being done to living animals enough to warrant attention.

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p47riot

Exactly the question I was going to raise.  I'm not familiar with the fur business (which, btw, I'm pretty sure Nintendo ISN'T a part of...) but it seems that skinning living animals seems a little far-fetched.  If PETA is trying to generate outrage by being dramatic, that isn't going to help them in their cause at all.  Then again, we're talking about an organization known for it's frequent departures from reality.

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Carlidan

It's not far fetched. Most reason why poltures do it because they have to do it quickly so they don't get caught. They shoot it and skin it as quick as possible. They don't care if it's dead yet. 

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p47riot

@Carlidan- That makes sense...thanks for enlightening me.  Not a big fan of PETA, but it IS pretty vile that someone would intentionally cause the suffering of another living thing to make a buck.

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Carlidan

It's not far fetched. Most reason why poltures do it because they have to do it quickly so they don't get caught. They shoot it and skin it as quick as possible. They don't care if it's dead yet. 

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