"You're ******* kidding right?" - Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
Arizona State and Disney re-designed the Sparky the Sun Devil mascot, and it went awfully, as fans compared the look to a bug, the Green Golbin and that dude from V from Vendetta.
Today, we actually feel a little bad from our pals over at House Of Sparky. Sparky the Sun Devil was redesigned in a collaboration with Disney, and even the reaction from ASU fans looked pretty terrible.
House of Sparky's article including photos of Sparky's new look had 81 percent of 160 voters saying they did not like the new look. Below, we've compiled a large chunk of reaction via Storify's quick Twitter search. Honestly, there were hardly any positive responses to filter out other than some "I hope I grow to like it" types of reactions.
Anyway, we figure
Arizona Wildcats fans can enjoy today as well. Sun Devil nation is really feeling uncomfortable, mostly because the new Sparky looks pretty creepy. At the very least, the pointed chin deal looks a tad bit too close to the Duke Blue Devils mascot, so that's also not a good thing.
[&lt;a href="//storify.com/offensivelyfoul/asu-s-sparky-the-sun-devil-gets-a-re-design" mce_href="//storify.com/offensivelyfoul/asu-s-sparky-the-sun-devil-gets-a-re-design" target="_blank"&gt;View the story "ASU's Sparky the Sun Devil gets a re-design" on Storify&lt;/a&gt;]&lt;h1&gt;ASU's Sparky the Sun Devil gets a re-design&lt;/h1&gt;&lt;h2&gt;Arizona State and Disney created a new Sparky. The initial reaction went about as well as any idea from ASU would.&lt;/h2&gt;&lt;p&gt;Storified by &lt;a href="http://storify.com/offensivelyfoul" mce_href="http://storify.com/offensivelyfoul"&gt;Kevin Zimmerman&lt;/a&gt;&amp;middot; Fri, Mar 01 2013 14:37:58&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div&gt;I think the new Sparky the Sun Devil looks like the Hugo Weaving character in V for Vendetta: http://ht.ly/ibESR #asuBill Goodykoontz&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Dad would be so upset with @ASUathletics changing Sparky if he was still alive.Daniel Moreno&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;ASU &amp;amp; Disney r proud 2 announce a new character of Sparky 2 appeal 2 younger audiences. The design won't replace the official img of SparkyAZ State University&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Situ pancen ASU ⇆ @ASU: Check out Sparky! http://pic.twitter.com/6QdbKzM4ycHerdian Asu!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;@thebaileycarlin So true! Wonder who signed off on this one thinking &amp;quot;This new sparky is a great representation of us . . . &amp;quot; #fail #ASUShulamit Appel&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;WHAT IS THE NEW SPARKY?! NO!SG&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;ASU rolls out new mascot costume with the help of Disney. Not a fan. I hope they didn't spend a lot on this. http://bit.ly/YEOENpChris Holden&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The new ASU Sparky looks creepy. I think its time to transfer schools now..Merl&eacute; M.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;That new Sparky mascot design might make me physically ill. Hopefully I'll learn to like it.Alex Gallant&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;ASU and disney teamed up to design a new mascot and uh.......... hello devil-bumblebee-ant-buzzlighter #areyouserious http://sbn.to/WtLsu8Alison&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Can we go back to having Sparky designed AFTER Disney and not designed BY Disney, @ASU? #TraditionJoe Cortez&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;WHAAAT the new Sparky gots anime eyes! #creepier? https://asunews.asu.edu/20130301_sparkyLindsay O'Neill&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;The new Sparky for ASU looks like Captain Morgan hahaMiiike Quintanilla&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;New Sparky is a total butterface.Conor Dorney&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;New Sparky design ensures that small children everywhere will now #FearTheFork.Shane Dale&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;@meander7 @josephbergdoll he looks like anime sparky. in the worst imaginable wayTaylor Lineberger&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;New #Sparky kidna looks like the Green Goblin from #Spiderman, except maroon. #ASUhttp://www.azcentral.com/community/tempe/articles/20130301arizona-state-university-sparky-new-look-disney.htmlPhilip Haldiman&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Sparky looks like a bug...Joe Cortez&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;@LisaCharisseB new sparky is horrible. Looks like a happy bumble beeRobert Barrett&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&amp;quot;Quick reaction: he looks like an ant. A Devilish ant. He's very buff &amp;amp; reminds me a little of Buzz Lightyear&amp;quot; best commentary on new sparkyKyley Matusz&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;@OhBoMoos Oh gosh, sparky looks even more like the nasonex bee now.Marcus P. Gonzalez&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&amp;quot;@MasterTes: Old Sparky logo will still be on the helmets, fields, court, etc. #ASU focusing on kids, building grassroots with this change.&amp;quot;Ricardo Carrizoza&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;That mask will haunt my dreams RT @phxbizjournal BREAKING: ASU rolls out new Sparky with help from Disney: PHOTOS http://bit.ly/VToZE5Leigh Munsil&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;A new Sparky? OH BOY!- said no one everRandell&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;@ASU bring back the old sparky...he looks too Japanese lookingJustin Cordero&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;As an alumni I don't like the new sparky at all! It looks awful! Don't change what is not broken! Come on #ASU @azcsports @HouseOfSparkyKevin Arnold&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;Omg the new Sparky is so frickin ugly.emmy&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;I'd rather @ASU went back to this design for #Sparky. WHAT IS GOING ON?!https://asunews.asu.edu/files/images/02_197108_10150100194956854_22208101853_6906742_7275395_n_0.jpgAlex Dowd&lt;/div&gt;