London Butcher Shop Peddles Human Flesh
Human arms and legs hanging on hooks, dismembered hands in trays and blood smeared windows are some of the macabre sights greeting visitors to Smithfields Meat Market in London.
But appearances are deceiving and it was all in good Halloween fun as a promotional effort to stimulate sales of the new Resident Evil 6 game.
Food artist Sharon Baker was hired by the company to create a variety of look-alike human body parts to create the impression that human flesh was on the menu, reports News Lite.
Baker utilized a variety of meat cuts and meats ground with nuts and fruits to create arms, legs and hands that looked very realistic to passers-by. Ears, tongues and fingers were among the delicacies offered on a tray labeled “offal.”
Producers of the game report they were delighted with Baker’s efforts which shocked and stunned many shoppers, although the artist, who used her own body to mold many of the creations, says her family was “grossed out” by her work on the project.
Speaking of the project Sharon said: “My friends and family have been completely grossed out while my kitchen has been filled with various meat hands, feet and faces, and now the full body. I have to say it doesn’t bother me at all.”
Adam Merrett, UK PR manager for Capcom stated: “We are extremely proud to be working with these talented food and drink mixologists. Between them they’ll help bring Resident Evil 6 to life through the human senses, fleshing out the fear and potential reality, to showcase the lengths we would need to go to survive if the C-virus was to grip the world.”