The city of Cape Town in South Africa is in crises mode and it is asking its citizens to use less water as the city is at a risk of running out. So the city is doing everything in their power to get the word out — everything from apps, to Twitter campaigns. But the nation’s Department of Water and Sanitation has decided to go the mascot route. And let’s just say that this mascot is the stuff that nightmares are made of.
if the possibility of day zero arriving still hasn’t scared you into saving water this water mascot definitely will pic.twitter.com/2xrBW1ssn5
— zak (@zakareeee) February 15, 2018
Why, God? Just tell me why.
This mascot goes by the name of “Splash,” and the #SaveWater mascot is supposed to be a water droplet, who is wearing a tight green suit, with something that looks like a gold diaper. But I just want to know why Splash looks like he wants to steal my soul.
— Bonga Dlulane (@DlulaneMonwa) February 15, 2018
The Department of Water and Sanitation had this to say:
“The #SaveWater ambassador programme is a multi-sectoral initiative that includes a wide array of partners including Miss Earth SA, Operation SA, Tsogo Sun to ensure that Department works collaboratively with stakeholders to find solutions to the challenge of water scarcity.”
While I hope this all goes well for Cape Town, I still can’t get over this mascot that I’m pretty sure Stephen King created. Take a look at the other responses from the internet:
Guys can we talk about how the Cape Town water saving mascot is going to come and get you in the night if you go over your 50l? pic.twitter.com/8kg7rvDgJk
— Christopher Reid (@chris_reid_esq) February 15, 2018
Mascot: we don’t have enough water, we’ll have to use your blood to bathe in
Me:… UHM, what?
Mascot: YOUR BLOOD MORTAL pic.twitter.com/9DtafQ1ID6
— lindy (@Lindyyay) February 15, 2018
If I wasn’t saving water already, that mascot will definitely scare me into saving water
— Brenwin Theunis (@BrenwinTheunis) February 15, 2018
Day Zero is when this guy murders everyone. pic.twitter.com/LrIo9GeO2Y
— Rob Van Vuuren (@RobVanVuuren) February 16, 2018
— Darren R Morton (@BathurstOrBust) February 15, 2018
— Funbar Mugler (@tvwormhole) February 15, 2018
Good luck sleeping, kids.