Comedian Paul F. Tompkins Shares Photo Of Weird Mascot New Zealand Uses To Get People To Vote

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Nov. 18 2019, Updated 2:19 p.m. ET

There are few things lamer than campaigns to make something that's inherently not fun or cool, fun or cool.

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Like these Wendy's training videos about hot drinks and how they really get you going.

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Just acknowledge the fact it's a boring training video from the get-go and you'll get everyone on board, dude.

But awesome fast food chains aren't the only places you'll find weird marketing tactics. It turns out that New Zealand's got a mascot for voting.

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And it's a simultaneously weird yet terrifying. So when comedian Paul F. Tompkins discovered the orange monstrosity, he just had to share it with the rest of the world.

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Which inevitably sent Twitter down a rabbit hole, with one user even posting a video of the "Citrus Golem."

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Which left people with a lot of questions.

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Others made a point about creepy orange dudes being a cross-cultural phenomenon.

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However, there was a fellow actor and New Zealand native who defended the country's orange mascot by pointing out the obvious.

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At least they didn't try to get Pennywise the Clown to be their mascot.

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