It appears that after Issei Sagawa murdered and ate a Dutch woman in Paris in 1981, the Japanese public had a curious reaction: they made him a celebrity. He wrote for a Japanese gourmet magazine, wrote a weekly column for a newspaper on fine dining, and wrote four novels. However, it appears that he is yesterday’s news and is finally facing well-deserved destitution.
It is bizarre that the Japanese public would embrace such a monster, but it appears that he was the toast of the town. He now complains:
“I wrote out about 500 resumes and stomped around to all these different companies looking for a job, but nobody wanted to take me on. A language school position I applied for looked good after the boss said he admired my courage for not trying to hide who I am, but I missed out on getting work when all the other members of staff came out in opposition to working with me.”
Now, that is a real shame when an unreformed cannibal faces discrimination in the workplace.
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