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PETA’s Tofu Boy Parodies Super Meat Boy, Gets Parodied in Return

Animal rights activist organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is notorious for some of its more outlandish forms of protest — from pies in the face to street art.  More recently, the group has taken to spreading their propaganda through the use of video games such as Holiday Snowball Fight and the Cooking Mama parody Mama Kills Animals.

PETA chose this week to parody the beloved protagonist of the acclaimed indie game, Super Meat Boy, creating a soy-based version named Super Tofu Boy.  The PETA website describes Tofu Boy as having “the kind of stamina that fatty blobs of beef have only heard about in fairy tales.”  Sick burn.

But Team Meat, the creators of Super Meat Boy, took imitation to be the sincerest form of flattery.  On the team’s blog, designer Edmund McMillan lauded PETA’s move, calling it “amazingly helpful,” and thanked them for helping to “turn Super Meat Boy into a house hold name.” He later announced that Tofu Boy would be an unlockable character in the most recent version of Super Meat Boy:

“Tofu Boy is officially playable in the latest update on Steam!
To play as Tofu Boy type in ‘petaphile’ on the character select, if you’ve done it you’ll hear an unlock sound, select meat boy and you’ll now be Tofu Boy!”

McMillan may have taken the parody in jest, but he certainly didn’t keep his thoughts on PETA secret, ending his blog post with a joke:

“How many Peta members does it take to change a lightbulb?….
None, Peta can’t change anything.”

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