If your new-age hippie aunt and your Lonely Planet guide to Hokkaido are to be believed, the Japanese are a wonderful, welcoming people of overwhelming intelligence, extreme hospitality and, most of all, blind obedience to authority, orderliness and polite deference to others.
If you spend even a few minutes surfing Japanese Twitter accounts, however, you may walk away with the impression that Japan is a barbaric society of law-breakers, delinquents, thieves, vengeful girlfriends and plain, run-of-the-mill idiots. This is why the civilized Japanese of the first paragraph like to call Twitter “Idiot Finder.”
For your viewing pleasure, here is a selection of some of the most dimwitted Tweets to come out of Japan in recent memory. First, we’ll look at people putting themselves in ridiculous places or doing dumb stuff:
Now we’ll see people putting themselves in physical danger:
Of course, if you’ve been reading our coverage for a while, you’ll know there have always been Japanese Twitter fails, from that guy that threatened to kill the pope, to the guy that posed with a poo bucket in Burger King, to the guy that casually robbed a ramen shop.
There must be something about Twitter being limited to 140 characters that makes people want to express their stupidity in pictures where words once sufficed.
Source: Naver Matome