The New Orleans Pelicans unveiled their new mascot Wednesday night during the revamped franchise's first home game.
Presenting, Pierre the Pelican.
Introducing your new mascot Pierre the Pelican! pic.twitter.com/CieVTs3sMt
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) October 31, 2013
Pierre's introduction sparked an instant uproar on social media.
Pierre the Pelican #nightmarefuel
— Bleeding Ulcer (@MetalDocMD) October 31, 2013
Pierre the Pelican was originally a Japanese horror movie.
— Randy (@RandyGDUB) October 31, 2013
— Jennifer Belisle (@BeeJenni) October 31, 2013
Thousands of New Orleanians now scrambling to put together Pierre the Pelican costumes.
— James P. Karst (@jameskarst) October 31, 2013
If you say Pierre Pelican's name three times he'll show up and kill your whole family.
— James Cullen (@AccidentalCajun) October 31, 2013
— WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) October 31, 2013
— Nawlins Brand (@NawlinsBrand) October 31, 2013
— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) October 31, 2013
wait did Sebelius mention a mascot? pic.twitter.com/pxxUuI7ajI
— darthpotatoween™ (@darth) October 31, 2013
You made me do this, Pelicans. NightmaroPeli: http://t.co/lO9Ncw0XSx
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) October 31, 2013
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