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Japanese Prime Minister’s Terrible, Terrible Shirt Might Ruin His Career

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Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama is a having a rough time of it – he’s got a twenty four percent domestic approval rating, which is about as low as it gets (Bush hit twenty two percent when he was in the midst of destroying the whole world). His country is still struggling with the great recession and apparently his wife is kind of a nutjob.

So who can blame him for wanting to cheer things up with a little bit of color? Ok, so more than a little bit of color, a whole rainbow’s worth of color crammed haphazardly all over this trainwreck of a sartorial decision? The Japanese people, that’s who. Apparently this shirt, which he wore a few days ago, is being mocked not just as a bad fashion choice, but as a sign of his inability to govern. From Don Kinishi on CNN:

This shirt comes from the ’80s or ’90s. His ideas and philosophy are old. Japan is facing a crisis and we can’t overcome it with a prime minister like this.

What do you guys think? It seems a little harsh, although I’m inclined to think we’re just as petty and superficial over here – Obama is a stylish guy with a bombshell of a wife. But then again. We did elect a man who’s single-handedly trying to bring back mom-jeans.

Via Gawker