Artist: John Cadice
Date of Action: May 2012
Region: North America
Location: Cyberspace (Kickstarter)
Medium: Electronic Media
Confronting Bodies: Kickstarter
Description of Artwork: John Cadice developed a card came called "Tentacle Bento". The game, set in an all-girls school in Japan, placed players in the role of a slimy, tentacle monster whose mission was to capture innocent schoolgirls and violate them with the tentacles.
The Incident: After the page received much attention and complaints from Kickstarter community members, Kickstarter decided to cancel the project's funding (despite the fact that Cadice had already reached $10,000 more than his initial goal).
Results of Incident: Cadice, who earned a pretty unfavorable reputation following this publicity, issued apologies to offended Kickstarter members. Cadice defended his project, however, noting that tentacle rape is not explicitly or graphically addressed in his game; that while the game might be best suited for mature audiences, it in no way depicts or calls upon players to perform rape simulation.