PETA Takes Aim at Mario for Wearing Tanooki Suits
Posted on Monday, November 14 @ 14:20:48 PST by Anthony Severino
When I first saw this, admittedly I was confused - I had no idea a Tanooki was a real animal. Tanuki are Raccoon Dogs, as PETA is quick to point out.
Tanooki may be just a "suit" in Mario games, but in real life, tanuki are raccoon dogs who are skinned alive for their fur. By wearing Tanooki, Mario is sending the message that it's OK to wear fur.No wonder they're skinned for their furs, they grant everyday plumbers the power of flight! Sorry, please pardon my insensitivity. I know this can be serious stuff for many people. But something tells me that none of you are too upset by Mario wearing a Tanooki suit. AndI don't know about you, but I've never thought to myself, "Hey, if Mario can wear fur, then Imma get me a fur coat!", but then again, I'm not a pimp, nor am I Sharon Stone circa 1988.
What's next, a DARE campaign out to stop Mario's excessive use of psychedelic mushrooms?
We'll update this article when and if Nintendo speaks out.
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