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.
|What the Post-Antibiotics Future Will Look Like|
|Where the HIV Pandemic Originated From|
|We're All Going to Die!!! #OilSPill|
|Swine Flu vs. Normal Trip to Mexico|
|Artificial Graphene Retina Can Interface with Optical Nerve|
|“You become more difficult for an algorithm to understand, market to, or manipulate.”|
|"The machine had gotten inside the human’s head."|
|"You could be targeted for ads for things you don’t even realize that you like."|
|Smart Solar Panel Window Blinds|
|"Low-cost solar and human-powered vehicle."|
|Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans|
|"The most automated warehouse of its kind"|
|"How will that impact human evolution going forward?"|
|"Maybe someone liked my stuff."|
|"Contact could mean extraordinary things for humanity if it happens soon."|
|Changing the Oil of Your Car is so Easy, Even a Kid Can Do It|