Cult website Bert is Evil has been closed down after a bizarre "life imitates fiction" incident saw the Sesame Street character associated with anti-US protests in Bangladesh.
Evil Bert became an underground hit when site creator Dino Ignacio digitally altered numerous photographs of evil people to include the popular children's character.
Evil Bert's evil associates have included Hitler, Jeffrey Dahmer, the Ku Klux Klan and, more recently, Osama Bin Laden.
But anti-US protestors in Bangladesh have unwittingly brought Evil Bert's associations with Bin Laden to a global audience. A number of photographs and film recordings of the protest marches clearly show Evil Bert in the background of the protest banners.
It would seem that whoever built the signs and sandwich boards simply printed off images found on the internet, unwittingly including the Evil Bert satire photos.
Ignacio has now closed the site, at Fractalcow.com, after admitting he was "freaked out" by the incident.
"I am doing this because I feel this has gotten too close to reality and I choose to be responsible enough to stop it right here," he said.
"I implore all fans and mirror site hosts of 'Bert is Evil' to stop the spread of this site too. This is not selling out. I was not bullied," he added.
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