Glendale mayor Dave Weaver apparently regrets the decision to put a memorial to the Comfort Women in his town:
Glendale was wrong to install a controversial monument honoring Korean sex slaves taken by the Japanese Army during World War II, Mayor Dave Weaver said during an interview published Monday on a Japanese television station’s YouTube channel.
“We opened a beehive, a hornet’s nest,” he told Channel Sakura. “We just shouldn’t have done it.”
As an added bonus, he said this in an interview with a right-wing Japanese TV station.
Anyway, it seems the Japanese trolls have been getting to him:
He told Japanese reporters from the far-right-wing channel, though, that in addition to opposing the statue because he believed the park where it’s located needs a master plan, he disliked the statue because he didn’t want Glendale involved in an international fight.
“I understand we’re the most hated city in Japan now, which I deeply regret,” Weaver said, adding that he’s received more than 1,000 emails about the memorial, the most correspondence he’s gotten on an issue in the 17 years he’s been on City Council.
Turkish readers, take note—send Mayor Weaver some angry emails, and maybe you can get him to express regret about Glendale’s Armenian Holocaust remembrances.
To make matters worse for Glendale, the mayor of Higashiōsaka sent Weaver a very angry letter, and Higashiōsaka officials are threatening to end its cultural and exchange relationship with Glendale. Oh, how will Glendale ever recover…
Anyway, if you wanted to counterbalance the 2ch trolls, feel free to send an email to Mayor Weaver at email@example.com.