A children’s web site called Planet Slayer linked to Australian Broadcasting’s science site shows Aussies as fat pigs who explode when they produce too much carbon. A Greenhouse Calculator lets users estimate “at what age a person should die so they don’t use more than their fair share of the Earth’s resources.”
“I know there’s a little bit of goth in all of us, but this might be taking it just a little too far,” (Victorian) Senator (Mitch) Fifield said of the quasi life-expectancy calculator.
“Do you think it’s appropriate that the ABC portray the average Australian as a pig and is it appropriate for a website obviously geared towards kids to depict people who are average Australians as massive overweight ugly pigs, oozing slime from their mouths, and then to have these pigs blow up in a mass of blood and guts?”
I can’t imagine a U.S. senator talking about “a little bit of Goth in all of us,” can you?
Critics complain the site portrays farmers using genetically modified seed, woodsmen, meat eaters and nuclear power advocates as planet slayers.