There's a growing trend of obtuse misinformation spreading across the internet. More and more people are coming to the incorrect conclusion that the month of May has been designated Zombie Awareness Month.
In fact, as of today, the top hit on Google for "Zombie Awareness Month" leads to this article on Huffington Post (titled "May is Zombie Awareness Month"), which lends an unreasonable amount of validity to this baseless assumption.
Mainstream media is once again co-opting a legitimate cause for their own profit.
FACT NUMBER ONE: Zombies are people, too.
Here at Horbawrong Creative, we have a great deal of empathy for zombies. Mainly because most of us ARE zombies. We can't help it. It's not a lifestyle choice. It's a condition. Like being born a lefty. Or having curly hair.
FACT NUMBER TWO: Every month is Zombie Awareness Month.
Look, we'll admit it: it's nice to have a special month out of twelve to really think about the plight of the undead. BUT THOSE BASTARDS IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA JUST WANT TO KILL EVERYBODY. (see "Fact Number One".) Do we really want to support the stereotype of mindless, cannibalistic monsters that may or may not want to eat your brains (they don't)?
When we strip away the stereotypes and misconceptions, we understand that Zombie Awareness Month is about understanding, tolerance, and acceptance of our undead brothers and sisters -- NOT about survival and coming up with ever-more-creative ways to kill innocent (zombiefied) bystanders. And by embracing May as Zombie Awareness Month, not only are we giving further credence to harmful stereotypes, but we're devaluing the real message.
Zombies are people, too.
May IS NOT Zombie Awareness Month. Every month is Zombie Awareness Month. It says so in this comic:
When you're ready to face the truth and look past the hateful stereotypes that have permeated our culture for too long now, take the first step by understanding what it MEANS to be undead by reading this free book by our zombie friend, Zaphod. This book is on the cutting edge of sympathetic zombie awareness and will no doubt change how you think about the living impaired. Download it for free and help spread the word:
Stumble on, true believers.
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