The crazy folk in charge of PETA have made a final statement in regards to their campaign against Mario and Super Mario 3D Land. It was a joke! Or at least that’s their story now. Here’s what they’ve said:
Mario fans: Relax! PETA’s game was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, a fun way to call attention to a serious issue, that raccoon dogs are skinned alive for their fur. We wish real-life tanukis could fly or swat enemies away with their tails and escape from those who profit from their skins. You can help them by never buying real fur.
This is obviously a continuing publicity stunt and I’m probably falling into their trap by writing about this, but at the same time it’s proof to never trust PETA and to never support PETA. They’re either incompetent morons making a “joke” that aims to harm the reputation of a company, or they’re incompetent morons who make a bold statement but back down and change their story as soon as it receives a negative response.