Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has a recurring feature that he calls “Lie Witness News.” He sends a camera crew around town, asking people for their opinions on major news events...that are completely fake.
For the most recent edition, the interviewer asked this question:
Considering Godzilla is based on the true story of the giant lizard attack on Tokyo that killed more than 100,000 people in 1954, do you think it is wrong that Hollywood glamorizes this event for entertainment?
Now don’t drop a quarter into the suicide booth yet! Kimmel admits that “not too many bit on this one.” That’s a relief! The American education system has not gotten that bad yet.
But some people did accept the premise that Godzilla was real and expressed strong criticism for Hollywood’s decision to make a movie about this catastrophe.
Kimmel’s interviewer also asked some follow-up questions:
- Do you support the bill before Congress that would allocate $600 million to equip the US Navy with anti-reptile capabilities?
- Do you feel like a Godzilla attack again is a real possibility?
- Do you believe these creatures are caused by global warming?