Eurogamer noticed an increased number of readers to a four-year-old news story today. The article was about a Capcom PR stunt promoting Resident Evil by setting up a with graphic sculptures of supposedly human meat. Now, nearly four years later, it looks like those images have sparked a rumour so widespread that the Chinese government had to issue a statement.
It all started when we discovered this story about a rumour that China was exporting cans of human meat to African supermarkets. A by Barbara Akosua Aboagye made the allegation using a Eurogamer image of Capcom’s 2012 Resi installation as proof of this dire practice.
The post was shared over 26k times and South African outlets Msanzi Live and Daily Post suggested that this was China’s way of dealing with a lack of space to bury its dead.