United States Rep. Paul Gosar shares Attack on Titan Parody Video, Pushing Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and Bigotry

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So, we have had our fair news stories involving Politicians and Video Games, Comic Books but now we’re back on a familiar topic that is known too well lately, and that is Politics and Anime. The Republican Representative from Arizona, Paul Gosar decided to share a parody video of Attack on Titan’s First Season Opening, only thing is that it was pushing a Far-Right Fantasy titled “Attack of the Immigrants“. In the video, it shows his Political Rivals President Joe Biden as the Colossal Titan and the Democratic Party as Titans, which included a titan at the beginning that looked like Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez being murdered. Including a collection of clips of migrants walking and wading through water, along with blood splatter effects on the screen before it cuts to an MS13 gang member and the words “drugs, crime, poverty, money, gangs, violence” and “trafficking” appear.

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Meanwhile, the video went on showing former President Donald J. Trump, Gosar and Far-Right Allies Florida Rep. Matthew Gaetz (who is under investigation for his alleged sexual relationship with a 17-Year-Old, and alleged violations of federal sex trafficking laws. Gaetz has denied allegations), Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Far-Right Conspiracy Theorist who has a history of sharing Far-Right, White Supremacist, and Racist Conspiracies. Showing the four politicians as heroes and part of the Survey Corps. Gosar has ties to far-right and white nationalist groups, such as the Groypers, Proud Boys, and Oath Keepers. He has also endorsed far-right conspiracy theories such as the claim that leftist protestors organized the Capitol riot on January 6th.

Not the first time that GOP Political Candidates have shared outlandish claims that involved anime, such as Eric Trump claiming that Google was manipulating Americans by not showing any images of real-life mobs on their search engine, instead, there are colorful images and stills from Mob Psycho 100. KW Miller claimed that anime such as Dragonball Z promotes the “Overly-Sexualization” of Anime and Cartoon Characters.

Source: Newsweek, Anime News Network

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