Some people will believe anything. That’s what a funny segment of the Jimmy Kimmel Show proved on Monday. During his man-on-the-street segment “Lie Witness News”, random people were told the following…
“Considering Godzilla is based on the true story of a giant lizard attack on Tokyo that killed more than 100,000 people in 1954, do you think it is wrong of Hollywood to glamorize this event for entertainment purposes?”
You’d think that everyone would laugh that one off, wouldn’t you? Well, you’d be wrong. Some people believed that Godzilla was a true story. One woman said that the filmmakers were being disrespectful by making a ‘cool action movie’ after so many people lost their lives. Another said “It’s a travesty. Maybe what really happened isn’t properly portrayed, and it could probably disrespect some folks out there.”
One man said the giant Japanese reptile was probably created by global warming, just like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster and the other beasts out there that “the human eye doesn’t see.”
Still another lady supported a fictitious bill to supply the US military with anti-reptile capacity, to prevent a repeat of what happened in 1954. She also said it’s up to God whether or not Godzilla attacks again.
One woman was surprised to hear that Godzilla was based on a true story. When asked if she was worried about another Godzilla attack, she asked, “Aren’t Godzillas extinct?” The reporter countered by saying that there was a giant monster attack “in Cloverfield in 2008”.
I wonder if those people know about the time a giant ape climbed up the Empire State Building in 1933.