Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) faces backlash over bizarre video he posted to Twitter, featuring himself, President Joe Biden, and other photoshoped in the anime “Attack on Titan”.
“Anime fans over there?” “ Gosar tweeted on Sunday evening, along with his video.
The clip features footage from the opening of the Japanese anime. The story of “Titan” centers on people who fight against menacing “titans”. While clips of the opening credits are played, images of immigrants and Border Patrol are pasted, as well as text in Japanese reading, “Immigrant attack”.
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Images of blood splatter are posted across the border, along with gang activity and words “Drugs, crime, poverty, money, gangs, violence”.
The pieces of the video that garnered the most attention, however, featured Democrats, such as President and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), both of whom have their heads layered on monsters. attacked by Gosar, who is in place of the character Eren Yeager. Gosar at one point slices the neck of a giant AOC, then later rushes at a giant Biden head with two swords.
‘Attack on Titan’ is an anime that has been used by conservatives before, often photoshoping Trump and his political enemies in the footage, as it includes David and Goliath themed footage, as well as characters defending the walls of a town.
Gosar’s video left many confused, however, with some critics going so far that they accused the Arizona Republican of encouraging violence against the president with the video, which has been viewed nearly two million times. at the time of this article’s publication.
“These bloodthirsty losers are more comfortable with violence than with voting. Continue to exhibit them ”, Representative Eric Swalwell (D-California) tweeted in response.
Fans of the actual anime found it hard to believe that Gosar and other Photoshoped Republicans in the video – including Reps Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) – are true fans. of “Titan”.
1. There is literally 0% chance that Paul Gosar has ever SEEN an attack on Titan, let alone grasped it enough to think it was a good basis for whatever he was trying to do here2. Whoever edited this got paid I guarantee it wasn’t enough
– Super Nerd Daniel ❤️💜💙 | 🎂 6 DAYS 🥳 (@SuperNerdDaniel) November 8, 2021
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