When Facebook users put their mind to it, they can do anything: Now they've banded together to defeat child abuse once and for all. By changing their profile pictures to 90s and 80s cartoon characters!
This message, or some variation of it, has been making the rounds on the Facebook. You may have even seen it on your aunt's page:
In support of anti-child violence, change your facebook profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood. Until Monday Dec. 6, there should be no human faces on facebook, but an invasion of memories. Join the fight against CHILD ABUSE. Invite your friends to do the same.
We just interviewed a real-life (fake) child abuser to find out if the campaign is working:
GAWKER: So, abuse any kids today?
CHILD ABUSER: Nope.
GAWKER: Why not?
CHILD ABUSER: It's this cartoon thing. I guess I never realized people cared so much about child abuse that they would go to the trouble of changing their Facebook avatar for a day.
GAWKER: Actually they're changing their profile pictures for the whole weekend.
CHILD ABUSER: Dear God...
GAWKER: Some people are even "liking" their friends' Facebook status updates about the campaign. That's how much they hate child abuse.
CHILD ABUSER: Can you point me to the nearest police station? I need to turn myself in.