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Gintama Parodies Politician’s Crying Outburst

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The first highly awaited episode of Gintama‘s new season has caused quite the commotion with its scathing opening parody of the now ancient tear-filled outburst of a politician accused of misusing public funds – political parody apparently not being entirely dead in Japan.

Gintama’s parody:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0Na3T9BanRg

The original video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atC8yn7I4mQ

A side-by-side comparison:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPnkJJnla4k

This has not been the first time that Gintama has boldly poked fun at real incidents or people – a previous jab at upper house member Renho Murata caused some consternation, but the staff presumably think themselves in the clear this time.

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