Otaku USA Magazine
Full Metal Panic Creator Wants to “Feed Greta Thunberg Steak and Watch Her Cry”

Er, what?

That was our reaction when hearing about a seriously gross tweet by Full Metal Panic! creator Shoji Gatoh — still online as of this writing — in which he says he wants to feed environmental activist Greta Thunberg steak and watch her cry.

The tweet was in response to an NHK report about Thunberg’s appearance at COP25, a climate change conference in Spain.

Our full translation, so you can feel icky too:

“I hate that kid. If I was the ruler of the world, I would steal everything from her, knock her into the depths of despair and ridicule her. On top of that, I’d feed her a delicious, piping hot steak and watch her shed bitter tears. I’d love to see that.”

俺もこの子きらい。もし自分が世界の影の支配者だったら、すべてを奪って絶望のどん底に叩き落として嘲笑してやりたい。その上であっつあつの超うまいステーキとか食わせてやって、悔し涙を流す姿が見たい。すごく見たい。 https://t.co/SOb5VWQNnU
— 賀東招二 (@gatosyoji) December 7, 2019

Disgusted replies included one from the artist of manga Full Metal Panic! Zero, Tetsuro Kasahara, who wrote:

“I did the art for a manga created by this person, but I don’t agree with his remarks. I will no longer do any promotion for Full Metal Panic! Zero, nor draw any continuation. I will also donate any profits from the manga to environmental groups.”

— カサハラテツロー (@tetsurokasahara) December 9, 2019

Looks like Gatoh needs a version of this video subtitled in Japanese:

Source: Frog-kun

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.