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Takeshi Kitano’s anti-gay comments stir backlash

Gay rights campaigners in Japan hit out Thursday at Takeshi ‘Beat’ Kitano after the award-winning actor-director compared same-sex marriage with bestiality.

Kitano, whose yakuza gangster films are popular around the world, enraged activists with his comments on a popular current affairs show as guests were being asked for their opinions on Barack Obama’s stance on gay marriage.

“Obama supports gay marriage. You would support a marriage to an animal eventually, then,” Kitano said after being shown footage of people celebrating the US president’s comments.

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