A bomb was set off in one of the restrooms at the Yasukuni Shrine earlier today and netizens couldn’t be more giddy about it, taking to Weibo to express their gratitude towards the bomber and their bitter disappointment at the size of the explosion.
Here are some of the top comments on Weibo, all of the comments have been upvoted at least 1,000 times, the top comment is currently at more than 4,000 upvotes.
终究觉得睡觉好 writes: “Why are you all gloating over someone else’s misfortune? If you were Japanese, would you still be laughing? I’m Chinese, and yes, I’m laughing!”
哆啦A元 writes: “Resolutely condemn the other bomb for not exploding.”
烽火戏妖猴 writes: “Which hero did this? I want your Alipay account!”
kikydady writes: “The terrorists thought the Yasukuni Shrine was just a toilet.”
周瑾瑜已被注册 writes: “This is the first time I’ve felt so happy hearing the news of a bomb.”
i我是你爸爸 writes: “Who did this? Stand the fuck up! I’m going to slap you twice. Why did you just place two bombs?”
毆爔豝Telty writes: “I can’t think of anything else to say other than ‘Congrats.'”
The gloating on Weibo seems to be near unanimous. It’s difficult to find anyone who didn’t take the bombing as an opportunity to celebrate online.
At around 10 a.m. this morning a blast damaged the wall and ceiling of a bathroom at the war memorial shrine in Tokyo. No one was injured in the explosion that took place while a larger-than-usual number of people were visiting the shrine for an annual harvest festival, according to the Japan Times.
The shrine honors some 2.4 million Japanese war dead, including several senior military and political figures convicted of war crimes. Visits to the shrine by both Japanese politicians and international celebrities have drawn harsh anger and criticism from China’s government and citizens in the past.
Some Chinese cities have also taken the liberty of renaming their public bathrooms the “Yasukuni Shrine.”