Capcom UK Cancels Bloody Pool Event in Light of Woolwich Attack

May 23, 2013 -

Earlier this month we told you about a Capcom UK PR event to promote Resident Evil: Revelations in London. The event, which would let visitors swim in a pool filled with simulated blood, gore, and body parts (and featured zombies as lifeguards), was scheduled for this weekend.

But in light of yesterday's beheading of a man in Woolwich (which is being called a terrorist attack - BBC has all the details here), Capcom had decided to cancel the event. The company's Twitter account noted the cancelation today:

Capcom had planned to open up the pool near London's Olympic Stadium this weekend to those who secured one of the limited number of tickets offered online leading up to the event. The "first ever blood filled swimming pool" held about 55,000 gallons of water and promised (fake, of course) human torsos as floatation devices, intestines as lane markers, and all kinds of gruesome objects floating in the water including bloody bandages, eyeballs, tendrils and blood clots. Zombie lifeguards were scheduled to keep swimmers safe as well...

This was probably the best action to take in light of what happened yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim.


Comments

Re: Capcom UK Cancels Bloody Pool Event in Light of Woolwich ...

Yes, and I hope violent video games and movies have ceased production in the wake of this attack. And I hope paintings with violent themes have been taken out of art galleries. I hope kids stop having Nerf battles at their local park out of compassion to those lost in real war. If a woman is raped, I hope stores that sell sex toys close their doors. Etc. FFS...

Re: Capcom UK Cancels Bloody Pool Event in Light of Woolwich ...

ouch.. def the right thing to do in the wake of it.

Still i love how governments always say they won't "buckle in the face of these attacks" and then go on to enact tighter, more strict laws that won't affect these things at all but rather restrict their law abiding citizens instead.. hopefully not over this, but they nearly always do.

Re: Capcom UK Cancels Bloody Pool Event in Light of Woolwich ...

Sadly this, plus some use it as an excuse to go after something unrelated that they've been wanting to get after.

Re: Capcom UK Cancels Bloody Pool Event in Light of Woolwich ...

Or at minimal earn a bunch of votes from scared citizens.

While a good chunk of the population dislikes the types of laws that often come out of attacks, for the most part they are put in place because an even larger chunk of the population wants their elected officials to be doing something to 'make them safer'.

Re: Capcom UK Cancels Bloody Pool Event in Light of Woolwich ...

Pretty much, and those same people especially want those laws to effect those they don't like.

 
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