After Hideo Kojima was photographed by the world press and called the killer of the former Japanese prime minister, Kojima Productions is considering filing a lawsuit.
In the past 2 days, the image of Mr. Hideo Kojima – the founder of the Kojima Productions studio, has spread rapidly on the internet in his role as… the killer who assassinated the former Japanese prime minister, Shinjo Abe. This happened when a politician in France misunderstood the joke that originated with 4chan, the story went further than a series of mainstream newspapers and tabloid sites competed to reprint the politician’s tweet.
Although after the incident, the politician withdrew his tweet and apologized to Mr. Hideo Kojima, but the image of the founder of Kojima Productions being posted as a murderer is a story. already. Therefore, Kojima Productions is seriously considering whether to sue the people who created this scandal.
“Kojima Productions strongly condemns the spread of rumors and fake news containing false information. We do not accept such defamation and will consider taking legal action in certain circumstances.”
#KojimaProductions strongly condemns the spread of fake news and rumors that convey false information. We do not tolerate such libel and will consider taking legal action in some cases. pic.twitter.com/fDi0FR9kB0
— KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (Eng) (@KojiPro2015_EN) July 9, 2022
In the game industry, Hideo Kojima is a character loved and respected by the gaming community, because more or less, he has contributed to the birth of the genre of secret action as well as creating deep stories. color, partly predicting cultural and social issues.
Remember back in 2002, he created Metal Gear Solid 2, a game heavily themed around the dangers of misinformation and its pervasiveness in the digital age. 20 years later, this game once again shows the vision of its creator, unfortunately he also became a victim of posting information without verification.