Hideo Kojima Misidentified As Shinzo Abe Murderer By way of Information Media

A screenshot of Kojima's photo as it appeared during a Greek news broadcast.

Screenshot: ANT TV 1 / Kotaku

Previous as of late, former Jap High Minister Shinzo Abe was once shockingly assassinated. Then the web did its same old shitty factor of constructing dangerous jokes out of present occasions, and that finally ended in a information station in Greece misidentifying well-known recreation developer Hideo Kojima because the murderer.

In a while after as of late’s assassination, some shitty other folks in a dank nook of the web joked that Abe’s suspected killer gave the impression of Kojima. Ultimately, this reached Twitter, the place far-right French baby-kisser Damien Rieu—in all probability no longer working out that it was once a funny story—retweeted photographs of Kojima with a remark that interprets to “The extraordinary left kills,” serving to unfold it extra. Whilst Rieu did sooner or later delete the tweets, it sort of feels the wear was once already carried out and may have helped lie to a minimum of one information station in Greece that coated the assassination.

Right through a section concerning the assault on Abe, the station aired photographs of Kojima and misidentified him because the suspected murderer. Right here’s the clip under:


A viewer who contacted Kotaku concerning the information broadcast helped translate what’s being stated right through the section the place Kojima is proven on display screen.

Tetsuya has confessed to his movements to the police, admitting that he sought after Abe lifeless as a result of he was once disenchanted and disenchanted with him. The police have realized that he [the culprit] had served within the Army Particular Forces and taught a unit in Clinical Faculty on Physiotherapy for dementia sufferers. He was once hooked in to Che Guevara.

Apparently that some on-line—in addition to this information broadcast—are connecting the killer to Che Guevara based totally completely on one of the crucial pictures of Kojima, which displays him status subsequent to a picture of the well-known Cuban progressive chief.

And to be transparent: No, Kojima isn’t the murderer, and the one reason why this has develop into a factor is as a result of racists joking on-line that every one Jap other folks glance the similar. A terrible instance of ways shitty, offensive humor could have real-world penalties.

Hideo Kojima has but to reply to being misidentified because the killer of Shinzo Abe, however I will be able to’t believe how terrible this example is for the Steel Equipment author. Over on ResetEra, the place a thread has evolved about this example, many are calling the folk sharing this nonsense idiots and suggesting retailers and media corporations don’t rip their tales from 4chan or funny story accounts on Twitter. Just right recommendation!

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