As we all know it’s a devastating time for Japan right now. I first heard about the apocalyptic earthquake and tsunami that hit the country via twitter – after investigating the hashtag ‘#prayforjapan’. The next day on the news, the birds-eye videos of massive waves destroying everything in their path shocked me – and I’m not easliy shocked…
At times like this social media really comes into play – for example with celebrities tweeting to millions of followers to donate. On the flip side many rumours have occurred that there have been hoax charities floating around twitter.
But this morning really shocked me. As I flicked through the first ten pages of the Metro which all covered the current situation with Japan, I was also overwhelmed by numerous adverts of the Japanese Pokémon franchise. The tagline being ‘Pokémon Everywhere: Over 150 new Pokémon have arrived in the UK’
Perhaps this is just a highly unfortunate coincidence. But some may also find it very bad taste that the Metro let this pairing go to print.