A photo-manipulated video shared by Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar on Twitter appeared to depict him and other GOP lawmakers, such as Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, as heroes from the Japanese anime series “Attack on Titan”. The face of Rep.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is superimposed on one of the “Titans” killed by Gosar’s character.Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., is under fire for a photo-manipulated video he posted on his Twitter account on Sunday, with congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slamming him as “creepy”.
The altered roughly 90-second video depicts him and other Republican lawmakers, including Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Lauren Boebert of Colorado, as heroes from the post-apocalyptic Japanese anime series “Attack on Titan”.
The face of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is superimposed on one of the “Titans” killed by a character in the footage, while another depicts an attack on a “Titan” bearing the image of President Joe Biden. “Any anime fans out there?” wrote Gosar in a caption accompanying the posted video, which also spliced footage of migrants at the border.
In a tweet on 8 November, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez referred to Gosar as a “creepy member I work with” and said he “shared a fantasy video of him killing me.” She deplored the fact that Gosar would face no consequences as because Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy “cheers him on with excuses.”
The Arizona congressman and staunch ally of former President Donald Trump was also censured by fellow House Democrat, Ted Lieu of California, who saw Gosar’s tweet as “sick behavior”.