Sunday, March 19, 2006

Kill The Smurfs For Peace

If I told you there was a new video on the Internet that shows Smurfs being killed by war planes, leaving Smurfette dead and Baby Smurf wailing over the corpses, you'd probably be shocked, but not too surprised. Heck, there's already plenty of video of Jar Jar Binks getting killed. But what makes this story interesting is who created the video - The United Nations Children's Fund. And what's also surprising is who approved the video - Peyo, the creator of the Smurfs. It turns out UNICEF created the video as a way to publicize the problem of child soldiers. You can check out the video at CBS News.com, but just the picture was enough to shock me. While I think child soldiers are a real tragedy and a problem that needs to be publicized, I don't know if I could actually watch the video. I think this opens up a whole new world. Kill Barney to promote awareness of head lice. Massacre the Care Bears to promote school music programs.
Categories: news

3 comments:

Mauricem said...

Wow. That's pretty powerful alright. Just the fact that we're talking about it though, shows that its working.

As for the video: it's not that bad considering. I mean the only violent part is quick and brief. Still horrible seeing baby smurf crying though.

Thanks for helping to raise awareness.

glomgold said...

Awesome, I love the smurfs. I've been looking for that "Purple Smurf" episode where they're all overcome by that tail-biting, evil, infectious disease. It's my favorite.
People in this country will not "become aware" of stuff like
child soldiers until a squad of them storm into their homes, guns them down, and eats them. And even then it's iffy.

Mauricem said...

That was my favorite episode too! Especially when Papa Smurf was the only one left and he got bitten? Wild.
Gnapp!