In the outrageous video for “Ain't That a Bitch” from their new album Silent Machine, Australian rockers Twelve Foot Ninja put a literal spin on the concept of that most despised of subhuman species, the Internet troll, and seek revenge on the foul creature in the most violent manner possible.
In addition to making waves for its shocking content (presented here in the uncensored Director's Cut), the video also gained recent fame as the world's most successful crowd-funded short film, bringing in over $45,000 from fan contributions. That funding was put to good use, as the band called upon Penthouse Pet Madison Rhys, a seven-foot Alaskan brown bear, US metallers Periphery, and top-tier makeup FX artist Steven Boyle (The Hobbit) to bring their grisly revenge tale to life.
“The difference between a troll and critic is that there is a line internet trolls step over,” explains the band's guitarist, Steve “Stevic” MacKay. “It’s the line that separates constructive disagreement from vitriolic words with malicious intent.” While the band doesn't advocate using actual violence against trolls, watching the offender's onscreen slaughter is pretty damn satisfying, don't you think?