A storm has erupted over two girls who filmed themselves in a pantsu exposing dance (below), with Japan’s holy Atomic Dome in Hiroshima, the remnants of a building destroyed in the atomic bombing of the city, as a backdrop.
The controversy began when the girls upped the video, which we see below, featuring themselves dancing to the tune of an eroge (“Timeleap”), whilst cosplaying as schoolgirls and at times exposing their underwear (briefly), to their blog and to NicoNico Douga.
A deluge of comments soon followed, outraged over this desecration of the holy site of the demise of so many whose only fault was supporting the war-bloated empire of the Rising Sun as it rampaged across Asia and beyond. “You’re the shame of Japan!”, “How would you like it if someone danced to such a tune in front of your ancestral tombs?”
The parties involved in the video soon cravenly admitted their blasphemy, and deleted the offending video and article (though things are not so easily expunged from the Internet, as you can see above to their cost), expressing remorse at their insensitive disregard for the site and victims.
It emerged that the girls were in fact students at a Nagasaki university, raising more questions. So far the university has not been dragged into this, although this did happen in a rather similar case. We will have to wait and see if they are made into peace ambassadors…
Interestingly, we get a much different reaction on 2ch, with the sentiments displayed being more along the lines of “Who cares?”, “Why’d they pick the dome anyway?” and “What’s all the fuss about?”, although there are some upset commenters. Also, if it were not for the controversy, the would be doing rather well, as the video has nearly 300,000 views on YouTube alone.