File this under: What were they thinking?
Zombie Industries has entered the collective consciousness with its poor-taste endeavor “The Ex.”
Sold under the name “Bleeding Alexa” on the manufacturer’s website
, “The Ex” is a scantily clad shooting target that bleeds when shot. But the ire was directed mostly at Amazon.com, which featured the item for purchase through its site.
According to Business Insider
, activist group UltraViolet acquired 63,000 signatures on a petition to get Amazon to pull the item, which the Web retail giant swiftly did.
The petition said
“Zombie Industries ‘The Ex’ shooting target—a large-breasted woman who bleeds when shot—promotes domestic violence and partner homicide and should not be sold on your website. Please remove this horrible product immediately.”
In a press release by UltraViolet’s Nita Chaudhary, the co-founder expressed her gratitude:
“We are thrilled to see Amazon’s fast response in removing the bleeding ex-girlfriend shooting target from their website."
This isn’t Zombie Industries’ first foray into tastelessness. At a recent NRA meeting, an employee said an NRA staffer asked them to remove
a zombie target that resembled President Obama.