Political Forums  

Go Back   Defending The Truth Political Forum > Political Issues > Social Issues

Social Issues Social Issues and Problems - Social issues, social ill, social problems


Thanks Tree5Thanks
  • 1 Post By coke
  • 1 Post By coke
  • 2 Post By Beasty
  • 1 Post By coke
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 28th, 2016, 04:56 PM   #1
Banned
 
coke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: nunya
Posts: 12,580
good idea to freeze 5,000 dead fish in a skating rink

What subject to put this under. Oh well, here it is. This made me laugh my ass off

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-skating-rink/
Quote:
An amusement park in southwestern Japan has closed its ice-skating rink after public outrage over the rink's key feature: 5,000 dead fish frozen into the ice itself.

Space World, a theme park in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka prefecture, had opened its new attraction Nov. 12. The rink was packed with 25 types of fish purchased from the city's fish market, according to Mainichi Shimbun. Photos of whale sharks and rays also were placed into the ice, the newspaper reported.

ADVERTISING


Photos of the rink that were previously on the park's Facebook page showed that some of the fish had been embedded with their mouths agape and their heads partially protruding from the ice. Others were laid out in circular and arrow patterns. One “school” of fish spelled out the word 'hello,' according to Britain's Guardian newspaper.

“We had intended to give the feel of the ocean to this ice skating rink, with the image of fish swimming in the ocean,” Space World general manager Toshimi Takeda told the newspaper. “And we intended to make visitors have fun and learn more about fish.”

[Stingray kills Singapore aquarium diver as barbed spine pierces his chest]

Instead, the park was flooded by complaints from patrons and on social media.

“It's as if the fish are alive,” one woman told NHK news. “I feel kind of uncomfortable letting my kids skate on them.”

On Twitter, one person said the attraction had been done “in poor taste.”

“When are you going to stop this [expletive] attraction?” tweeted another.

The park operator issued an apology Sunday on social media and through media interviews and said the rink would be shut down.

“We sincerely apologize to everyone who was upset by the 'Ice Aquarium,' " the theme park tweeted.

Follow
スペースワールド【公式】 @SpaceWorld_info
「氷の水族館」について不快に思われた皆様に深くお詫び申し上げます。
「氷の水族館」の企画は中止させていただきます。
5:32 AM - 27 Nov 2016
629 629 Retweets 499 499 likes
“Internally we’d had discussions over the morality of the idea” before the rink was set up, Space World spokesman Koji Shibata said, according to Agence France-Presse.

Shibata told the news agency that all the fish were dead when purchased and considered unfit to be sold in markets, in response to rumors circulating online that the fish had been frozen alive.

“We received critical voices saying it is not good to use creatures as a toy, and that it is bad to let food go to waste,” Shibata told the news agency.

Space World officials said the park will hold a memorial service with a Shinto priest for the fish after it melts the rink, which could take about a week, AFP reported.

On Facebook, Space World also said it would remove posts about the ice rink. As of Monday, all photos and posts about the rink appeared to have been deleted or made no longer publicly visible on the park's social media pages. However, images of the posts remained online.

The decision to delete posts about the ice rink also upset some people, a few of whom posted the offending photos back onto Space World's page.

“This is not art,” wrote one person who did just that, a Facebook user named Eiko Moroso. “This is abuse.”
Thanks from Twisted Sister
coke is offline  
Old November 28th, 2016, 04:57 PM   #2
Banned
 
coke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: nunya
Posts: 12,580


Hahahahahahaha
Thanks from Sabcat
coke is offline  
Old November 28th, 2016, 05:48 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Earth
Posts: 931
East Asians are weird. How much animosity there is even today of Chinese towards Japanese, their cultures are very similar, especially in their love of the bizarre and strange. Only an East Asian would think "Hey let's go to the fish market, buy a bunch of dead animals and freeze them in a skating rink." Only them.

Cant speak for Japanese, but Chinese have this strange idea about animals. They are either cute and cuddly, or should be eaten. Cute and cuddly means being put in a zoo or a shopping mall to be gawked at and have food thrown at them. Google "Pizza the bear Guangzhou" and read the story.
senor boogie woogie is offline  
Old November 28th, 2016, 06:35 PM   #4
Banned
 
Beasty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,646
On the bright side, if the concession stand is overpriced visitors can always bring an ice pick.
Thanks from Sabcat and coke
Beasty is offline  
Old November 28th, 2016, 07:31 PM   #5
Banned
 
coke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: nunya
Posts: 12,580
I have no idea why this story made me laugh so much. Just looking at those pictures makes me laugh
Thanks from Sabcat
coke is offline  
Old November 28th, 2016, 10:05 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Twisted Sister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Brown Township, Ohio
Posts: 9,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by coke View Post
What subject to put this under. Oh well, here it is. This made me laugh my ass off

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-skating-rink/
That must be how the Columbus Blue Jackets beat Tampa Lightning in Tampa and a revenge match is tomorrow played in Columbus. Fish have oily skin which makes them skate faster to keep balance.
Twisted Sister is offline  
Reply

  Defending The Truth Political Forum > Political Issues > Social Issues

Tags
000, dead, fish, freeze, good, idea, rink, skating



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A good idea, but ... ericthered World History 2 April 15th, 2016 12:15 PM
A good idea? roastpork Education 0 April 9th, 2014 11:56 AM
Millions Of Dead Fish dusty Christianity 3 March 8th, 2011 05:27 PM
Hundreds of Dead Fish Wash Up on Public Beach in Alabama After Oil Sightings intangible child Current Events 10 June 6th, 2010 10:42 AM
Hundreds of Dead Fish Wash Up on Public Beach in Alabama After Oil Sightings Business & Industries 0 December 31st, 1969 04:00 PM


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed



Copyright © 2005-2013 Defending The Truth. All rights reserved.