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.”

3 Responses to “PETA’s Tofu Boy Parodies Super Meat Boy, Gets Parodied in Return”

  1. February 27, 2014 at 3:19 am

    Howdy! This blog post could not be written much better!
    Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept preaching about this. I most certainly will
    forward this information to him. Fairly certain he’s going
    to have a great read. Thank you for sharing!

  2. July 3, 2014 at 6:21 am

    I have been exploring for a little for any
    high quality articles or blog posts on this kind of house .
    Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this web site.
    Studying this info So i’m happy to convey that I’ve a very good uncanny
    feeling I found out just what I needed. I such a lot without a doubt
    will make sure to do not omit this web site and give
    it a look regularly.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

December 2010
« Nov   Jan »

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 74 other followers

playWISE Archives


%d bloggers like this: