Politics and video games tend to collide and intersect on multiple occasions. Today it happened again. Hideki Naganuma, best known as the composer of JET SET RADIO, has expressed his opinion on the Italian politician Matteo Salvini in no uncertain terms. His words, quoting Naganuma directly, were: “Matteo Salvini is just a liar. It is useless to argue with him.”
The comment it does not come out of nowhere. As you can see below, Nagamuna was asked if he was capable of defeating Tony Blair in a match. To which the composer replied that Blair is much weaker than Super Mario. “It is useless to fight with him.” This was followed by the comment of @MarkUnreadSFM who asked Nagamuna if he thought he could defeat Salvini in a fight.
This kind of fan interaction is also nothing new with Naganuma. The composer is certainly “above the lines“, especially on Twitter, and often” plays “by posting absurd and provocative comments against real people and fictional characters with the sole purpose of entertaining his 200 thousand followers.
Salvini is not very lucky with social media, the politician has tried several times with TikTok but users turn against him.