Roman Polanski is free, as announced by the Swiss justice officials. Polanski will not be extradited to the United States to face charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. Not only that, as reported at the Los Angeles Times, other countries with extradition treaties may be reluctant to arrest and extradite Polanski due to the Swiss’s decision. That angers some. However, the Angry Mob, a new animated Internet series, let’s you get justice in a different way.
Roman Polanski remains free only if you want at the Angry Mob
The Angry Mob lets you vote on justice for vilified celebrities like John Edwards, Tiger Woods and Roman Polanski. With Polanski, you can vote on justice despite the Swiss extradition decision, and that justice can be far from kind.
“Will Polanski die or will he go free?” asks “Ryan Seacrest” dressed in ancient gear, standing in the middle of a coliseum. Players choose “Life” or “Death.” If you choose Life, nothing happens to Roman Polanski. But if you choose Death, you can then choose the type of death. Will Roman Polanski die in the Jacuzzi of Doom, by the Angry Mob or by Tillikum the Killer Whale? The entire event comes complete with sports announcers as you click from video to video based on your choices. Chances are when you’re done with Angry Mob you’ll feel a sense of satisfaction, or maybe a little power, even though it’s all in your head. Says principal writer, director and voice talent for Angry Mob, Ryan Hunter, “The decision not to extradite Roman Polanski is just outrageous. But he won’t escape justice. At least the animated Roman Polanski won’t. The Angry Mob will see to it.”
Who created the Angry Mob to let you vote on justice for Roman Polanski who’s free now?
The new animated Internet series Angry Mob is the product of CRUX and the creative team of Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen. Says Chris Cooney, Executive Producer, “The idea for Angry Mob was first inspired by Bernie Madoff and the scandals coming out of Wall Street. It just grew from there. We couldn’t believe the endless parade of prominent individuals who keep getting caught engaging in mind-boggling transgressions and outright crimes, from the Enron Guys to John Edwards to Tiger Woods and on and on. It is both funny and appalling. Angry Mob takes a comedic look at this phenomenon while letting people vent their very real outrage at celebrity villains by voting on how they should receive justice and then watching the villains suffer — horribly.”
With the launch of Angry Mob, visitors are asked to suggest future villains who they think should appear on the series. Did someone say Mel Gibson?
Is the Angry Mob a healthy way to deal with our feelings for the infamous? Says principal writer, director and voice talent for Angry Mob, Taige Jensen, “Angry Mob satisfies the urge to tar and feather these guys and run them out of town on a rail – while also tearing them limb from limb and blowing them to bits.”
Harsh or harmless? Roman Polanski is free, and we can vent our frustrations about it, but with Angry Mob, nobody really gets hurt. And in the process, we may actually be saving ourselves. Stress is a number one killer of human beings and watching celebrities and famous people “get away with murder,” while everyday people often don’t, can contribute to the stress.
The Angry Mob website
Information given to Jolie du Pre by Jonathan Cohen of Cohen Strategic and The Angry Mob
Swiss government’s decision could hinder further efforts to extradite Polanski, Los Angeles Times