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Emerje
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:01 am Reply with quote
Wow, against depictions of even marital sex and homosexuals on TV? Governor Ishihara sounds like a stone-age prude. What year is this again?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:02 am Reply with quote
...Wow, good job, Governor Ishihara >.>;

Seriously, I don't think I can think of ANY advanced first-world country that would consider "the sex lives of married couples" and "homosexuals casually appearing on TV" THAT "dangerous for children." While I guess fringe groups exist in any country, there is no national government and media system in either Europe or the Americas that is so ridiculously conservative to actually make public statements like that. In any other country, these kinds of statements would get so much political backlash that the guy would have to step down OTL

Good job making your country more backwards.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:04 am Reply with quote
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Ishihara responded by saying, "Anyone who claims it's not harmful to children to draw manga that features the sex life of married couples and the such are idiots. Tell them, 'You need to go cool your heads.'"

Gasp! Married couples have sex. Although, looking at the birth rate, that might not be the case in Japan. Rolling Eyes

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Ishihara responded to the Tokyo Parent Teacher Association's... by saying, “It's not just about children. We've got homosexuals casually appearing even on television. Japan has become far too untamed.

They're here, they're queer, get used to it. What a bigoted old fart. Mad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:10 am Reply with quote
Perhaps things are finally coming to a head with the conservatives and liberals in Japan. Quite a legal showdown.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:38 am Reply with quote
OH NO! Homosexuals will infect the nation. We all know it's enough to look at one to be turned into one. What ever shall we do? It won't be long before they will force their homosexuality on us. THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!

Hey, stone-age politician, welcome to 2010. You're a little late here.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:38 am Reply with quote
Emerje wrote:
Wow, against depictions of even marital sex and homosexuals on TV? Governor Ishihara sounds like a stone-age prude. What year is this again?


Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara is a nationalist bigot. You should see what he says about foreigners. No wonder he's in the story staff of the Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection movie.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:54 am Reply with quote
I can understand them wanting to 'tame', as he puts it, the contents and sales of anime and manga to certain people but to pass a bill that people will be against anyway just isn't the way to do it.

Contrary to what people think, while Japan is labeled as a liberal nation, that doesn't mean things like homosexuality is considered 'okay' over there. They hate it as much as every other normal person and don't pass it off as 'normal' or 'no shame in'. Liberalism over there is almost the same as conservatism in the western world.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:53 am Reply with quote
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“It's not just about children. We've got homosexuals casually appearing even on television. Japan has become far too untamed. I'll go forward with [this bill] with a sense of mission in heart.”


What the cuss?! I can't even believe he said that. I'm speechless... well not that much. Listen you old fart there is nothing wrong with homosexuals or the fact that they appear on TV! Bigots like you are what's wrong with the world! Try having a mission to fix yourself! And what do you mean it's not just about the children? You put them on the back burner to homosexuals? Are you crazy? Take a pill and sit down. When you're ready to join the rest of the world in 2010 you can get up.

I've said this before the bill is too open and it will never pass. I wish they would drop it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:53 am Reply with quote
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Ishihara responded to the Tokyo Parent Teacher Association's December 3 petition in support of the bill by saying, “It's not just about children. We've got homosexuals casually appearing even on television. Japan has become far too untamed. I'll go forward with [this bill] with a sense of mission in heart.”


Okay, so this guy's a jerk. Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:04 am Reply with quote
minakichan wrote:

Seriously, I don't think I can think of ANY advanced first-world country that would consider "the sex lives of married couples" and "homosexuals casually appearing on TV" THAT "dangerous for children." While I guess fringe groups exist in any country, there is no national government and media system in either Europe or the Americas that is so ridiculously conservative to actually make public statements like that.


The PTC in America would probably say something like that. They seem to have a problem with with homosexual characters in TV shows, and they think it's immoral to society.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:37 am Reply with quote
A Tokyo governor against homosexuals appearing on television??? WTF?!

How is gay people appearing affecting people in general. What a bigot! Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:43 am Reply with quote
the-antihero wrote:

Contrary to what people think, while Japan is labeled as a liberal nation, that doesn't mean things like homosexuality is considered 'okay' over there. They hate it as much as every other normal person and don't pass it off as 'normal' or 'no shame in'.


It's normal to hate homosexuality now? Why didn't someone send me the memo? What else should I be hating? Wouldn't want to not be "normal".
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:46 am Reply with quote
He's just jealous because this sort of anime and manga are growing in numbers, while his favourite crap is staying behind. Hah.

All this crap about protecting "our" children. If you really want to protect them give them better education and parents altogether.
Stupid kids. Someday when they turn into underage thieves I'll have to hand out my wallet passively, otherwise if I resist I'll go to jail for children abuse.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:52 am Reply with quote
the-antihero wrote:

Contrary to what people think, while Japan is labeled as a liberal nation, that doesn't mean things like homosexuality is considered 'okay' over there. They hate it as much as every other normal person and don't pass it off as 'normal' or 'no shame in'. Liberalism over there is almost the same as conservatism in the western world.

I've never been more glad not to be normal.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:09 pm Reply with quote
the-antihero wrote:
I can understand them wanting to 'tame', as he puts it, the contents and sales of anime and manga to certain people but to pass a bill that people will be against anyway just isn't the way to do it.

Contrary to what people think, while Japan is labeled as a liberal nation, that doesn't mean things like homosexuality is considered 'okay' over there. They hate it as much as every other normal person and don't pass it off as 'normal' or 'no shame in'. Liberalism over there is almost the same as conservatism in the western world.


No, actually its called bigotry. Its something you and the governor share.
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