Following the assassination of former Japanese president Shinzo Abe, a far-right French politician has seemingly confused the suspect with sport developer Hideo Kojima.
On Friday morning (July 8), Shinzo Abe was shot twice whereas giving a speech on a road within the metropolis of Nara. A 41-year-old suspect, Tetsuya Yamagami, was apprehended on the scene and is at present in police custody after admitting to capturing Abe with a home made gun, and saying he had a grudge towards a “particular organisation”.
Following the incident, French MP Clémentine Autain shared her ideas on the homicide, taking to Twitter to jot down: “I study of the loss of life of Shinzo Abe, former prime minister of Japan. I strictly didn’t share any of his political positions, however the crime dedicated is unforgivable. Ideas for the Japanese individuals.”
Damien Rieu, a far-right politician and vocal supporter of the “id motion” in France, then replied to the put up writing “the far-left kills” alongside a number of photographs of Hideo Kojima.
Each the tweets have since been deleted however Autain has known as out the racism behind Rieu’s reply. Sharing a screenshot of the change, Autain wrote: “Freewheeling Damien Rieu confuses an murderer with Hideo Kojima, world authority on video video games. The acute proper in full racist delirium.”
Damien Rieu en roue libre confond un murderer avec Hideo Kojima, sommité mondiale du jeu vidéo.
L’extrême droite en plein délire raciste. pic.twitter.com/qOAbvRPGiF
— Clémentine Autain (@Clem_Autain) July 8, 2022
On the time of publication, Kojima is but to reply however Rieu has since apologised, saying: “I naively took a joke for info. I didn’t suppose individuals would make jokes in regards to the assassination of a person however I used to be improper to not confirm earlier than sharing. My apologies to Hideo Kojima and to the followers of Steel Gear.”
Earlier this 12 months, Kojima obtained the Minister of Schooling Award for Advantageous Arts in Japan.
The Kojima Productions director was awarded the media arts class for the 72nd Minister of Schooling, Tradition, Sports activities, Science and Know-how Award for Advantageous Arts.
The award itself is “given by the Company of Cultural Affairs yearly since 1950 to people who’ve made excellent achievements in numerous fields of the humanities and who’ve opened up new frontiers,” in response to a Twitter put up.