US congressman sanctioned after sharing an altered video of the Attack on Titan opening – La Tercera

For fans of Attack on Titan The first opening of the anime based on Hajime Isayama’s manga is synonymous with a catchy theme and the beginning of the captivating story of Eren Yeager and the Titans. But probably from now on that topic will not evoke anything good for the American politician. Paul A. Gosar.

In mid-September Gosar, a far-right Republican congressman, decided to share nothing more and nothing less than an altered version of the opening of Attack on Titan where it appeared killing a Titan with the face of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking the President of the United States, Joe Biden.

This video would have been made by Gosar’s team and, in addition to including the aforementioned acts of violence against other US politicians, it featured real images of immigrants and US border guards along with words such as “drugs,” “crime,” “poverty.” ”,“ Money ”,“ murder ”,“ gangs ”,“ violence ”and“ trafficking ”, as reported The Washington Post.

Initially the video generated criticism from Ocasio-Cortez and other politicians, however, this was not only reproaches and during this week the United States House of Representatives voted to censor Gosar.

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Censorship is the toughest measure that the United States House of Representatives can take against one of its members before the expulsion and in the case of Gosar it also led to his departure from two committees: the Oversight Committee and Reform, and the Natural Resources Committee.

“What is so difficult to say that this is wrong?” Ocasio-Cortez pointed out during the vote that ended with 223 votes in favor of the sanction against Gosar (via The New York Times). “This is not about me. This is not Representative Gosar. It is about what we are willing to accept. “

The controversial video shared by Gosar is no longer available on Twitter, however, the congressman representing Arizona was not sorry for its content. “There is no other threat in the cartoon other than the threat of immigration ”, Gosar said during the Chamber session reiterating the anti-imagination message of the questioned video.

But obviously that excuse was not enough and Gosar ended up becoming the first congressman censored since 2010. All the while, although this situation is not directly linked to the official content of the Attack on Titan, the political use of one of its openings certainly contributes to thickening the controversial who has recently faced this story.