Media The Wonderful World of Suicide Food
posted by April 20 at 11:01 AMon
It’s something that’s confused and disgusted me ever since I was a kid in Texas, where there are too many barbecue joints with jolly cartoon pigs as mascots to count: Depictions of animals excited about being eaten, or, as the masterminds behind this website put it, suicide food:
What is Suicide Food? Suicide Food is any depiction of animals that act as though they wish to be consumed. Suicide Food actively participates in or celebrates its own demise. Suicide Food identifies with the oppressor. Suicide Food is a bellwether of our decadent society. Suicide Food says, “Hey! Come on! Eating meat is without any ethical ramifications! See, Mr. Greenjeans? The animals aren’t complaining! So what’s your problem?” Suicide Food is not funny.
Even if you don’t share the Suicide Foodies’s opinion that meat is murder and thus suicide-food images are murder porn, you’ll want to check out their richly disturbing gallery of classic suicide food, including come-hither ribs, self-saucing hogs, and, uh, this.
Thank you, MetaFilter.