Tokyo’s governor Shintaro Ishihara is apparently not satisfied with just bashing manga and foreigners – in his latest published statements he calls homosexuals “genetically defective” and comments on what pitiful creatures they all are.
I definitely get the impression they’re lacking something. It’s probably genetic. It’s a pity they are considered a minority.
He recalls with evident disgust a visit to San Francisco:
I saw a gay parade and I really thought it was pitiful. There were pairs of men and pairs of women, and they were definitely missing something.
Deliberately showing them off [on Japanese TV] as products is something they don’t even do in foreign countries.
Ishihara has a long history of such remarks, and seems unlikely to be dissuaded from continuing to make them any time soon; about the only thing more alarming than a person in his office persistently making such rash public statements is that the people of Tokyo actually continue to elect him – three times so far.