The following news story caught my eye because well, let’s be honest – any sort of physical comedy involving someone in a big mascot costume is funny.
Ok, so it’s not funny when someone gets hurt; I stand corrected. Best wishes to Ms. Porky Pig for a speedy recovery. From suburban Chicago’s newspaper, The Daily Herald:
Two employees of Six Flags Great America turned against a coworker dressed as Porky the Pig on Monday after posing for a photo with her.
Dmytro Petrychenko, 19, and Taras Sikalchuk, 20, were visiting the park on their day off and were seen slapping a woman dressed as Porky Pig in the front and back of her head multiple times, according to Gurnee police. Both men are from Waukegan, reports indicated.
The men were apprehended, removed from the park and issued local battery citations by Gurnee police.
The victim was taken to a first aide station after complaining of a headache and neck pains. She was treated and released, according to a Six Flags spokesperson.
Kind of reminds me of the Sausagegate incident of 2008…
8 thoughts on “What Did Porky Pig Ever Do To You?”
Not really funny. But I did not see the resemblance to the Looney Toon character. Maybe that’s why the Porky THE Pig?
But I also DO appreciate good slapstick!
I’m not sure why anyone would attack a person in a costume. Apparently they never wore one. That is punishment enough.
That is VERY true, justj… especially in the recent heat!
@jamiahsh – To what picture are you referring, I did not see one?
HMM…. I see now. I was referring to the video. Apparently, it was from the incident of 2008. My mistake 😉
Oh, I was gonna say… I thought Six Flags Great America had Looney Toons licensing.
Yes, they have been doing the Looney Tunes theme from almost the beginning. The attackers have of course been fired. I hope Ms. Porky is doing well.