Thursday, March 21, 2013
International update: Japan
Here's a bizarre story from Japan about a city Councilman banned from meetings for refusing to take off his pro wrestling mask...
Japan's Oita City Council knew what it was getting when Skull Reaper A-ji was voted into office: a grown man who wears a "lucha libre"-style wrestling mask at all times. But the less-awesome politicians who attend the meetings have banned him until he removes his mask.
"If I take my mask off, I'm an entirely different person," he said. "I will not take it off." He says his mask makes average citizens more comfortable when they talk to him.
I say let him wear his mask. Western New York has a lot of politicians who should wear masks when they go out in public.