Godzilla #godzila was a trending topic all this week on the Brazilian Twitter. It seems that some users attributed the massive earthquake and tsunami that killed over 10,000 people to the sea monster.
The series of comments and jokes that linked Godzilla to the tragedy sparked the web sphere with comments that joined the sarcasm in either attributing the earthquake to the monster or saying he would be the next to show up in Japan. I have yet to find a tweet that strongly objects those comments.
User @ed_gomvaz posted this drawing:
User @LeandroResLac attributed this fall to the “Godzilla effect” during Carnaval
User @victorgrassi said: “to show my sympathy for Japan, I only hooked up with Japanese girls yesterday, like godzila!”
It is very heartbreaking that some people would take the time to minimize and mock Japan’s tragedy. The whole world should be joining hands to help out, but maybe wishing that is utopia.
The Godzilla jokes may have started with Twitter users allegedly ganging up on a CNN anchor who chuckled when an eye witness mentioned that his wife’s voice calmed him down in the midst of the earthquake. Watch that video here.
Users had accused CNN anchor Rosemary Church of making Godzilla references during the broadcast but the news station has denied it.