ETC Mario Goes For President

Nintendo is looking into a possible lawcase against a Dutch political group, the PvdA. Mario for president! Update Mirror added for the interested.

The Dutch political group Partij van de Arbeid (PvdA) recently used the Mario-character for a promotional movie to get more votes from young adults during the recent elections in the Netherlands. In the movie, the PvdA's leader (Wouter Bos) is dressed up as Super Mario himself, taking care of all things evil.

Nintendo BeNeLux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) was not pleased with the usage of the Super Mario character in a political promotional movie as the company does not wish to be linked to any political preference at all. While the PvdA is currently celebrating their large victory on yesterday's elections, Nintendo is looking into possible legal actions to undertake.

Update Mirror added for the interested. After the PvdA decided to remove the video in question, Tweakers.net decided to put up a mirror of the video.

src: Fok, Tweakers.net

Posted on 08-03-2006 by Dennis

Comments

  • wtf!?

    ChainGangSoldier, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Who cares about the important issues in the world, let's vote Mario !

    category, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • And it all happened in my own little country :')

    Dennis, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Just can´t imagine how dressing up to Mario suit could boost anyone´s campaign...

    twilight, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • lol

    spikeyjac, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Maybe Berlusconi should do the same, lol.

    Olpus Bonzo, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • @twlilight...to get all the kiddies to go "mummy mummy vote for that guy"

    Trent, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • @ trinest...no

    Ray00101, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • @ Ray00101 ... Nothing really, I just wanted to play the @ game.

    category, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • hello, i'm new here! and the story is funny. lol.

    memyselfandi, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Stupids.

    carldermonkey, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Anyone got a direct link to the movie? I can't find it on that website.

    zaraf, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • im forbiddion to go on it...go mario

    sam999, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • lmao

    vulcanfury, 30-11--0001 at 00:00

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