This cartoon is fantastic, and it appears to be 100% accurate.
Of course, despite the trillions of hours of anime I’ve watched, I still somehow can’t understand a single word of Japanese, so I don’t know what the video is saying. But visually, it appears to display exactly what I’ve been experiencing.
Can you relate?
Really, really captures the essence of what is going on in these parts.
However, as you’d expect, some people are buttmad.
Joseph M. Young, the interim U.S. Ambassador to Japan, took to Twitter on Tuesday to condemn depictions of African-Americans in a video that appeared online by public broadcaster NHK as “offensive.”
“While we understand @NHK’s intent to address complex racial issues in the United States, it’s unfortunate that more thought and care didn’t go into this video,” wrote Young. The caricatures used are offensive and insensitive.”
The animated clip was posted on Sunday on Twitter for the children’s program for “This Makes Me Understand! The World Now.” The full 37-minute program, which aired the same day, provided background on the ongoing protests in the U.S.
However, the 85-second clip is very narrow in scope and filled with stereotypes, focusing on angry African-Americans rioting in a street.
This depictions were met with an online backlash, which called them out as “gross” and “racist” among other things.
NHK on Tuesday issued an online apology over the clip and announced the removal of the clip. “After receiving a lot of criticism and opinions about the video on Twitter, we have removed it,” the statement read. “We would like to apologize for any inconvenience our lack of consideration may have caused. At NHK, we respect human rights. We will work on paying close attention to each step in the interviewing and production process.”
These people just never stop whining and trying to control what other people are allowed to think.
Just try to imagine that the literal US AMBASSADOR commented on a CARTOON because he thought it would hurt the feelings of a mob of rioting looters.
While we understand @NHK's intent to address complex racial issues in the United States, it's unfortunate that more thought and care didn't go into this video. The caricatures used are offensive and insensitive.
— ジョセフ・M・ヤング 駐日米国臨時代理大使 (@USAmbJapan) June 9, 2020
Since when is “sensitivity” an American value?
Seriously, what faggotry?
I am extremely opposed to worshiping black people as gods and I believe we should stop doing this.
It is not only offensive, it is also inexplicably bizarre that as soon as a people start rioting and looting, you proclaim that they are gods and bow down to worship them.