Anyone who has ever worn a mascot suit knows that they can be extremely uncomfortable. So nobody wants to be stuck inside of one any longer than they need to be. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful and the suit is poorly designed, you could end up seriously hot and dehydrated. That’s exactly what happened to Michael Oconitrillo, who was hired by Nintendo to dress up as Donkey Kong at a mall in Culver City, California.

Oconitrillo said the costume left him injured and is now seeking to sue Nintendo for its poor design. He had complained to the staff about how poorly ventilated the suit was but was ordered to keep it on. Oconitrillo claims that the suit left him with permanent damage as well as emotional and mental distress. However, he did not go into detail as to what sort of physical damage the suit had done to him.

A Nintendo representative said they had nothing to comment on the situation.

Source: TMZ

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Adam Sherrill
Writing is half of my life. Video games make up the other half. I decided to put these two hobbies together and join Gamnesia back in 2015. I spend most of my time working at a retail store and paying off my student debt. When I'm not getting stressed about the thousands of dollars I owe my loan providers, I play tons of video games (which just puts me into more debt). I'm also currently writing a novel in what little spare time I have. It's a story I've been wanting to write for a while, but I don't want to talk about it until I have most of it completed. Any Gamnesia-related inquiries may be sent to [email protected] Feel free to follow my personal Twitter if you want (@Pindlo). I mostly just retweet things.


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