wtfWTF FRIDAYS! Where Mario doesn’t take kindly to being slandered.

Sorry for the brevity of this week’s WTF Friday!, but managing the World War Kaiju campaign on Kickstarter has become something of a full-time job for me—and that’s on top of my regular life as an author. ANYWAY, you didn’t come here to listen to me bitch, so let’s get to this week’s dose of Deviant Art fuckery…


It’s Mario! Everyone’s favorite plumber! And he fucking hates PETA! Really, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. I mean, if you take a step back and look at the history of Mario Bros. the series essentially is all about one mushroom addicted plumber’s genocidal mass-stomping of reptiles justified under the thin claim that “a dude named Bowser stole my girlfriend.”

Eh. Fuck it. Who am I kidding? If a dickhead bro named Bowser put the moves on my wife I’d kill his pet lizards, too.


PETA later claimed this was a “joke” and not to be taken seriously. Kind of hard to believe considering the time and money they spend on developing a flash game, a video and ad campaign, and organizimg protests to smear poor Mario here.

Truth be told, there is actually a story behind this artwork by NintendoGeek88. Back in 2011 the dim bulbs at PETA really did attack the Mario Bros. franchise on the basis that it promoted the abuse of animals. Were they upset about all the smashed turtles? Bowser getting dropped into a pit of lava? No. They were pissed Mario wore a Raccoon costume. Ummm…yeah… And PETA wonders why no one takes them seriously. Actually for a real WTF moment, take a look at this page PETA created to teach kids that Mario is really a heartless bastard who supports the fur trade.

Right. My fun meter is pegged. I gotta get back to work on this Kickstarter campaign.

About Dr. Josh Finney

Dr. Finney is an author and sometimes artist. His titles include: Titanium Rain, Utopiates, and OBJECTIVE: Terminus. All are currently available at
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