At a convention sponsored by the NRA, a bleeding “Obama” target was pulled by the vendor after numerous complaints. The zombie target model, named Rocky, is colored green and depicts blood oozing from the mouth and various other wounds. According to critics, the zombie bears a striking resemblance to the President of the United States.
NRA representatives reportedly asked employees from Zombie Industries to remove the target from their display, as it resembles President Obama. As one of the Zombie Industries employees pointed out, the company denies any of their targets resemble actual people.
As reported by BuzzFeed.com, after denying the resemblance, an employee stated “Let’s just say I gave my Republican father one for Christmas.”
Another employee joined the conversation, stating “They are just scared some liberal reporter will come by and start [complaining] … But ya know, he does look very familiar.”
Zombie Industries denies any intentional resemblance, but the representatives from the NRA wanted the bleeding “Obama” target removed from display.
As reported by TPM, the targets are still available through the Zombie Industries catalog or website. The controversial Rocky zombie, and several others, cost around $90 each.
The zombies are stuffed with “biodegradable matter,” and “bleed and burst into little pieces of blood soaked, Zombie matter” when they are shot. According to the company website, the zombies can be shot with over 1,000 rounds before they are destroyed. Several videos are available, demonstrating the zombies being shot repeatedly.
For around $16,000, they offer a “Sons of Guns Apocalypse Package.” The pricy package includes 250 life size, bleeding, zombie targets and 250 exploding targets. The package was featured on the Sons of Guns show, and is suggested for birthday parties or “a team building event.”
Whether intentional or not, the NRA thought the bleeding “Obama” targets were inappropriate for their convention, and had them removed.