Both a New Zealand's Brain Injury charity and the event's organiser, Layla Robinson, have come under fire after inviting participants to dress up and "channel their inner zombie", declaring "seeing zombies have been eating brains all these years, we figured it's time we gave back".
Reportedly, however, some people with brain injury have complained that they're horrified of being compared to shuffling corpses returned from the grave. Although the organizers apologized, they reminded the complainers that zombies are fictional characters.
"The organisers have just tried to capture people's imaginations to raise money, not to offend anyone. It's very hard to convince people to part with their hard-earned cash and this is just one way of getting attention," the organizers said.
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