Kojima Productions Responds To Misidentification Of Hideo Kojima, Threatening Legal Action
On Friday, July 9, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot and killed whereas giving a speech at a marketing campaign rally within the Western metropolis of Nara. The man who killed him is Tetsuya Yamagami. But, individuals joked on-line and stated that Yamagami appears to be like like legendary recreation developer Hideo Kojima which result in some misidentifying Kojima because the killer. The subsequent day, Kojima Productions, Hideo Kojima’s recreation studio issued a statement on the situation and threatened legal action for the incident. On Twitter, the studio stated
#KojimaProductions strongly condemns the unfold of faux information and rumors that convey false info. We don’t tolerate such libel and can think about taking authorized motion in some instances. pic.twitter.com/fDi0FR9kB0
— KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (Eng) (@KojiPro2015_EN) July 9, 2022
Following the jokes on-line, French comic Georges Jordito posted the collection of jokes “identifying” Kojima because the killer. He deleted his posts however French politician Damien Rieu retweeted it after which made one other tweet saying “the far-left kills.” Rieu deleted the tweet later and issued an apology saying “I naively took a joke for information. I didn’t think we could make humor about the assassination of a man but I was wrong to check before sharing. My apologies to Hideo Kojima and to the fans of Metal Gear.”
J’ai naïvement pris une blague pour une info. Je ne pensais pas qu’on pouvait faire de l’humour sur l’assassinat d’un homme mais j’ai eu tort de ne pas vérifier avant de partager.
Mes excuses à #HideoKojima et aux followers de #MetalGear 🙏🏼 https://t.co/XMSUVY5oGY
— Damien Rieu (@DamienRieu) July 8, 2022
Eventually, a Greek information station additionally posted tales in regards to the assassination of Abe. During the report, pictures of Kojima had been used.
Hideo Kojima has but to make an official response however retweeted the official Kojima Productions assertion. As far as whether or not or not Kojima Productions strikes ahead with authorized motion, we’ll have to attend and see.