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 Sort of Exercise Can Make You Smarter?|
|“Human and animal cells can be 3D printed into high-resolution tissue.”|
|IBM's Watson Saves the Life of Patient by Correctly Indentifying Her Disease|
|Seven Minutes of Uncomfortable Exercise Provides Same Benefits As Prolonged Endurance Training|
|"The threat posed by antibiotic resistance should be considered to be as dangerous as terrorism."|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|The Pirate Supply Store|
|“A dystopian vision of the future is already happening in China.”|
|“The world’s first hydrogen-powered train.”|
|“When Life Gives You Lemons.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|“Google isn’t liable because it is nothing and nowhere and endless.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|
|“Rejuvenation is Finally an Industry.”|
|“The first-ever driverless mass transit test program.”|