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Politics and Zombie Rights in ‘Tea Party Zombies Must Die’

You know, as much flack as we get here at the ZRC for wading into politics, you have to concede that sometimes it’s completely necessary:

A new video game is giving players a chance to explore a post-apocalyptic Fox News studio and kill off zombies that resemble famous conservatives including Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck.

The game, called “Tea Party Zombies Must Die,” is project by StarvingEyes Advergaming, a website that provides games for online viral campaigns.

Brother.

Ok, first of all, a game where you defame your political enemies as ‘monsters’ is itself more than a tiiiiiiny bit squirm-inducing. But when you then openly advocate the slaughter of said monsterized political enemies you’re really pushing it into questionable territory.

Now, take it one step further, and attack an already-marginalized and misunderstood population here in the US by designating them as the type of ‘monster’ that justifies your audience killing people they disagree with on ideological grounds?

That’s just wrong, and the ZRC cannot support it.

Video embedded below. Honestly, it’s not that graphic as far as these games go, and the bizarre construction (no gunfire sound-effects, extremely minimal music) makes the whole thing look sad and slapdash too.


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One Response to “Politics and Zombie Rights in ‘Tea Party Zombies Must Die’”

  1. Wayne Zombie says:

    But when the three were side-by-side, they moved so well together! Maybe the game could be used to hack together a Tea Party Thriller video.

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