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Have no idea what our readers will make of this, but I personally think this is one of the worst fundraising ideas I've ever heard. It's hard to imagine that they didn't consider that someone just might be offended by this.

From AFP:
A New Zealand charity on Friday defended a planned charity "zombie walk" to raise money for people with brain injuries, denying it was comparing brain damage victims to the undead.

The event in the North Island town of Rotorua invites participants to dress up and "channel their inner zombie", with promoters declaring "seeing zombies have been eating brains all these years, we figured it's time we gave back".

The highlight of the event, scheduled for later this month, is a mass zombie dance to the tune of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in the town's main street.

But the broadcaster TVNZ reported it had received complaints from people with brain injuries saying they were "horrified" at being linked to shuffling corpses returned from the grave.

Brain Injury New Zealand president John Clough said no offence was intended and pointed out similar events had already been staged in Australia.

So what do you think? Bad idea? Or am I being overly sensitive?

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