PETA goes after both Nintendo and McDonald’s with Pokemon parody

It’s pokemon-parody-petahard to tell which company PETA is more upset with in its latest PR battle: McDonald’s or Nintendo.

The animals rights advocate group has developed a flash game called Pokemon: Red, White and Blue, featuring Pikachu and other Pokemon who revolt against caricatures of Ronald McDonald, the Hamburglar, and maniacal slaughterhouse workers for killing and eating animals.

Yeah. It’s creepy.

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PETA says Mario slam was meant as a joke

Oh PETA, you crazy kids. First, you get the gaming world up in arms by squaring off against one of its most-loved characters. Then, when the backlash hits, you quickly claim the whole thing was “tongue-in-cheek.”

After slamming Nintendo icon Mario for wearing a ‘Tanooki’ suit in his latest game, the animal rights organization says the outcry, which included the creation of a disturbing parody video game called “Super Tanooki Skin 2D,” was just a publicity stunt.

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