An American politician is in exceedingly hot water after remarking that “Anime is a prime example of why two nukes wasn’t enough.”

New Hampshire State Representative Nick Levasseur, a Democrat, posted a tasteless statement on his Facebook profile decrying the survival of Japanese race:


Naturally, his comments will not endear him to anime fans, but more pressingly for him he was immediately savaged by Republicans for making “hateful” remarks, and Japanese and Japanese Americans will also doubtless be joining the queue to lambaste him for insensitive if not racist remarks.

He has since apologised for the remarks.

He is apparently no stranger to glib remarks about killing people he doesn’t like – in 2008 he was accused of listing one of his hobbies on his now defunct MySpace profile as:

“The hunting of neo-conservative Reaganites (a shooting sport brought to you by the republican party in more ways than one!)”

When confronted about the remark he threatened to report the complainant to authorities for harassment.

Fortunately, those worried about such a reprobate finding his way into the halls of power need not fret – his voting record shows he hardly ever bothers to vote in the very state legislature he was elected to.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    10:40 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can you say ASS-HOLE... see i knew that you could!

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    Comment by CaliforniaOtaku83
    09:53 29/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about LevASSeur? You know he has double letters in his name...

    (stamps photo of Levasseur)


    Comment by Anonymous
    10:51 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This dick just go Fuck himself with.... a Nuke!

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    Comment by Anonymous
    10:25 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn those wacky Japanese cartoons, surely the justify more death!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:11 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thank you, Mr. Levasseur, for proving why I'm glad I have dual citizenship and feel safer traveling abroad with a Canadian passport.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:19 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That politician is a moron, but had America not dropped the nukes, the Japs would have kept killing and raping millions more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:20 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    like your mother

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:09 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    But that didn't happen, did it?


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    Comment by erochichi
    06:59 29/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No. WWII would have ended quite soon anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:32 01/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, after they all fought to the death, forcing kids and women to kill themselves like in Saipan:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Saipan#Civilian_surrenders_and_suicides
    Also, the Russians would have invaded Japan and the country would have been split like Berlin, and the country would be drastically different today and there probably wouldnt be any anime

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    Comment by Manji88
    09:12 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sigh. Just another example of the depressing fact that after more than 20 years of commercial anime release in America, a lot of people still think it's all about tentacle porn.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:20 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It IS all about tentacle porn, silly!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:47 29/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Many people can't be bothered to be intelligent or informed. It would make things too easy on everyone, so naturally, it's "Let's condemn the shit out of everything we don't understand, because we are both smart AND logical."

    What a tired game they play.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    U.S. politicians is why crashing 2 planes into the twin towers is not enough.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:05 29/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's what I would've said. The United States of America is truly the worst country in the world. 99.99999997 of the world hates us and wants us all dead. Plus, we all hate each others guts. The American Empire has outlived its usefulness. We should split the country up into smaller nations so we'd be less of a threat to the world and to ourselves. The first thing to do is to take our troops out of Japan where they don't want or need us. The sooner, the better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:04 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Typical Racist Democrat

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    Comment by EleutheroZeroONE
    11:07 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    A disgrace to the Democratic Party!!

    BTW, I'm a Democrat and I love Anime!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:10 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah, ignorance take me back to the day when my American english teacher asked each person in class what are our fave tv show. I answered I like anime. You know how he reacted? He looked at me strange an in a weird tone said 'You like that kind of thing? I can't believe you actually watch those'..yeah, he had this idea that anime=hentai. Ignorant idiot who never heard of Doraemon or Chibimaruko Chan before.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It never ceases to amaze me the way the left wing portrays the right as being intolerant. Lets put this in perspective:

    All left wingers are socialists.
    All communists are socialists.
    All fascists are socialists.

    Therefore, the left wing has some of the greatest leaders to ever grace the world such as: Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, Kim Jong Il, and the list keeps going on and on.

    Who imposes socialism on the majority of the country? Who stifles free speech in the name of tolerance?

    Also, lets just go ahead and debunk the "I'm left wing and therefore smarter" mentality. The fact is that the left wing adheres to a group mentality and mindset. Socialism is, after all, about creating uniformity at its heart. Those who are inferior tend to ascribe to the virtues of being part of a group and forcing everyone around them to be part of that group as well. If you were truly intelligent, truly independent, you wouldn't feel the need to bring everyone down to your level.

    Therefore, do the world and the majority of the US (Yes, you are a minority and you only make up 20% of the population at most) a favor and wallow in your own inferiority and insignificance quietly while the rest of us actually do something with our lives.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:11 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What an embarrassment to Democrats, this is normally something I'd hear from someone like Glenn Beck.

    This isn't to say the left is perfect, either, but I don't think it's quite accurate to say it's as bad as the republicans either. Compare this one state representative to people on the national stage saying unspeakably stupid, overly nationalistic things to please their base.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:09 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet this troglodyte you expect me to call a "politician" was dropped square on his face when he was a baby. And then got butthurt over how anime seems more popular than whatever trash he adores.

    At least he apologized... I guess...

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    Comment by diskonline
    14:51 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan is dangerous in culture invading, that's right, but saying two nukes wasn't enough is just like saying Chinese deserve of that earthquake, totally unhuman.

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    Comment by diskonline
    13:36 30/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL, anything wrong? prove it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:56 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Insulting the Japanese is a greayt idea.

    They're just our largest credit holder shit for brains.

    If I owed a lot of money to a bank, I'd be kissing the ass of everyone who works there to get a break.

    Japan should be nuked for creating anime.

    What do you mean my STATE was foreclosed on? You can't do that. YOU'RE NUKING NEW HAMPSHIRE!?

    Yea, we forgave your countries debt in exchange for 1 state. That's why we're kicking you out and nuking our own property.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:31 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Racist Bastard should die!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:06 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    so is this guy really a democrat?... sounds more like a republican.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:31 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, no... sounds more like a retard to me.

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    Comment by CaliforniaOtaku83
    09:31 29/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds more like one of those teabaggers, to me. Japan probably sings "Another One Bites the Dust" every time an American is killed in Iraq.

    Japan still wants revenge against us. World War II didn't work. The semiconductor scandal and corporate takeovers of the 1980s didn't work either.

    Relations between the US and Japan is just going to get worse before it gets better. It's people like Levasseur that make ALL Americans look bad.

    Levasseur should apologize for what he said, step down from Congress and commit seppuku. Jeff Zucker and Jay Leno should do the same.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want this "politician" out of congress. Moreso because Americans never bother to pick up articles about times where japanese people say that they should've joined the Axis in Europe so they can wipe out the Americans and thus wipe out the whole comics and spandex-clad morons industry that's half-ruined by Rob Liefeld, before moving back to asia where they can monopolize the whole manhwa and manhua scene while they throw rabid dogs at the poor korean and chinese kids.

    Yeah, not nice hearing that, isn't it? That's why loser pies are for everyone, not just japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:25 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's with the retarded way the news reporters say it? "could be insensitive"? WHAT THE FUCK? Would they have said the same thing if he had posted "dradles are proof shoving the jews into ovens wasn't enough"? No, he'd have been thrown out of office, and worse. What a crock of shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:09 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    his a racist fuck and deserves to die in a fire the end.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:06 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nothing good can come from a remark like that...

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    Comment by Miroku74
    11:05 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If it motivates the anime makers to actually churn out better shows, so much the better!

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    Comment by sunshinesan
    06:58 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why did the news play twice? With the same wording, but with a different person?

    On topic, hypothetically, if no nukes dropped onto Japan, it could have altered history in a way that anime developed completely differently from how it developed into what it is today.

    Though I'm assuming he wanted that third nuke in not because of anime, but because he wants lots of Japanses people dead or something, considering anime was invented before the bombings.

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    Comment by Myballz
    09:15 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good side of it now the Japanese are motivated to making more Anime titles just to piss him off :D.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:10 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    He needs to get b& IRL.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:24 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ( ^)< united states anti anime ppl sucks and have to go to hell 3 times after diyng

    the chiken sayed it...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:20 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    he is gravely mistaken
    anime is the result of nuclear bombs

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:13 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's a special place in hell for hateful, genocidial racists like this guy.

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    Comment by dumba989
    06:52 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And this is why we can't have nice things......

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:24 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe if there had been no anime I wouldn't have become a NEET...

    Oh, no, wait, that's World of Warcraft's fault. :-[

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:24 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    dam americans and their nukes

    Comment by GreasyWeeabooVirgin
    06:37 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    BAM! Lol, admit it, the guy has a point. Example: look at yourselves. xD

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    Comment by Fonzer
    06:35 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    everybody knows that lolicon and the way they show women and girls(even though it's meaningless since they are fictional) in anime sometimes is to troll the americans,just because they relate fiction to reality.:P

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:37 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    can 4ch come out and destroy this man already?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:27 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a jackass.

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    Comment by greenpoint0
    08:17 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thank God I wasn't planning to move to Derry, NH. I'm fine in Massachusetts... or am I?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:03 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What you all have to know is that New Hampshire is like the deep south of New England so your average NH Democrat is more conservative than most Republicans. And I'm betting if any of the Republicans who are criticizing him had actually watched any Anime they would be agreeing wholeheartedly with him... In secret of course.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:27 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Few question springs to my mind...

    Which anime(s) triggered that comment?


    Why was he watching anime instead of doing something productive?

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    Comment by LowercaseT
    08:55 28/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    He is correct: the third one should have been dropped on... Nick Levasseur.

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