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Anime voice actor apologizes for Nazi-themed joke on Covid-19 vaccine warrants – RT Games & Culture

Spike Spencer, known to many as the English voice of Shinji Ikari in the cult anime “Neon Genesis Evangelion”, apologized on social media for joking that unvaccinated people must “wear little yellow stars “.

His initial post, now deleted, was released in response to news that Germany intended to introduce a national mandate on the Covid-19 vaccine.

His Facebook post wrote:

“Assuming that the unvaxxed is going to have little yellow stars or something?”

What? Too early?”

However, the sarcastic comment, alluding to the badges used to identify Jews in Nazi concentration camps, did not go unnoticed for a long time, and its post was shared by Anime News Network editor Lynzee Loveridge. who asked the voice actor to “talk to some Jews at least once.”

The Auschwitz National Memorial’s Twitter account also appears to have taken an interest in the post, responding to Loveridge that Spencer’s joke was “Disrespectful to the victims and a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decline”.

Noticing the reaction to his post, Spencer first decided to double down on his remark, posting an “updated” version of his original Facebook post, trying to explain the joke by stating his “dark humor” is his method of responding to “something terrible.” He added that the real issue shouldn’t be his sense of humor, but the “Wave of segregation and dehumanization which is currently unfolding in many countries”.

Spencer also noted that he believed Germany should be the last country on Earth to promote the segregation of people and the application of medical treatment.

“I mean, come on, it’s kinda on the nose.”

Unfortunately for Spencer, his explanation did not have the desired effect and only reinforced the wave of criticism and condemnation against him. Eventually, he ended up deleting all of his posts on the matter and issued a public apology for making a “Flippant, callous joke, which inadvertently offended a lot of people.” “

In a Facebook post, accompanied by an apology video, the actor apologized to anyone he inadvertently offended. He stated that after having “Real discussions” with some friends and disciples he had come to see the error of his ways.

He ended the video by saying “I’m sorry. That’s it. And I mean it with all my heart. I’ve been sick to my stomach the last few days and tried to do something that backfired on me. It didn’t. worked. And I apologize. “


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