Nintendo is notoriously protective of its characters and franchises, and never allows them to be used outside of games unless the context is suitable - even using Mario on a mural took a lot of effort. Keeping this in mind, we wonder what the company makes of Little Mac's likeness being used in a campaign poster for French far-right political party Front National.

The poster - which has the pun-tastic slogan "Hit the system with a good right!" - features a boxer who is quite clearly based on the Punch-Out!! star. The character is apparently going to use his pugilistic talents to take on "unemployment, lies, corruption, immigration and insecurity".

Given Front National's rather unsavoury reputation - the party has been compared to the Nazis by some critics - we can't imagine that Nintendo is too pleased about Little Mac's likeness being used in such fashion.

For comparison's sake, here's the poster and below it is the original Little Mac artwork.

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Thanks to Jonathan Frahm for the tip.

[via reddit.com]