Despite what we were taught as kids, it seems those big golden birds we serve up at Christmas might not actually be turkeys — at least if you’re from Japan. If this $28 Hello Kitty plush toy is assumed to be biologically accurate — and I see no reason why it shouldn’t be — turkey dinners actually come from cute cultural icons turned inside-out. It doesn’t get much more horrifying than that.
And if Christmas is your favourite time of the year, you might want to skip the video of this toy transforming. Seeing a turkey emerge from the back of Hello Kitty’s skull is an upsetting image you won’t soon be able to forget.
There’s a hamburger version too that’s actually slightly more adorable since it manages to retain some of the Hello Kitty imagery when transformed. But relatively speaking it’s still pretty damn disturbing.