Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Shut the Smurf up!

On the subject of individuals sinking to a new low, UNICEF has unveiled a new advertisement-campaign in Belgium in which the peaceful forest village of the Smufs is carpet bombed, leaving Smurfette dead and Baby Smurf crying at the edge of a crater. At first glance, this is rather cruelly amusing (like that Saturday Night Live! parody of the Anna Nicole show featuring Smurfette) but given this is part of their serious anti-war campaign, it just comes off as sadistic.