We post a lot about various Nintendo characters here, mainly because I am obsessed with linear fighters and Smash Bros. is pretty much the premier linear fighter series of our era. We have a whole section on this site dedicated to linear fighters and another dedicated just to Nintendo. That’s why it got my attention when John Oliver took a look at Nintendo’s stance towards marriage equality. Yes that’s right, HBO’s new show, Last Week Tonight, took a look at gay marriage…in the Nintendo universe. With animation. It’s as awesome as you’d expect.
Apparently there are a lot of same-sex couples in the Mario/Nintendo universe. I never picked up on all of the subtext with some of these characters. That having been said, if you’re not watching Last Week Tonight, you should be. It’s like The Daily Show used to be…you know, when they actually told jokes and stuff.
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