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Japanese pop singer dressed as pineapple robbed in Sweden

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Hmmm, usually these idiots are only robbed of their dignity.

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NPA official should fly to Sweden and help the local investigators since Japan police has better expertise.

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I guess he didn't catch the Japanese Consulular warning about avoiding dressing like a pinapple in Sweden.

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I didn't know they had robbers in the paradise of Sweden.

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What else are you going to do when presented with a Japanese pop star dressed as a pineapple???

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Camera equipment worth the Grand Total of US$2,500 - must have been a real budget production!

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Was that in Malmö? Highest concentration of muslim immigrants, crime-rate in the stratosphere. Local cops in Malmö go only to the intifada areas with 2 cop cars... one to to protect the other. Welcome to the new Europe.

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At least the hard and spiky skin would have helped to protect him. If he was dressed as a peach it would have been worse.

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Guys its a serious matter! ... but I agree its a pretty funny story.

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Hmmm, usually these idiots are only robbed of their dignity.

I agree completely. Being robbed of dignity happens every time somebody attacks your property, privacy, or messes in somebody's life illegally and without permission etc. But the robbers lack dignity most of all. It is a legal crime, but what is the more tragic and disturbing is the moral degration of the criminals who attack a person without any right.

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Headline WIN!

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Dole!...I mean Doh!

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Wow! I feel sorry for this poor guy, dressed as a pineapple? Then gets his butt kicked in Sweden of all peace loving places? Those crazy vikings must have been drunk, this is not the new Europe, just fun loving drunk vikings right?

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my guess was that the music was so horrible, especially coming from a pineapple clown, that the peaceful Swedish guys couldn't stand it anymore and shut him up. and also got something back for their effort

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robbed and attacked, the full del monte. young thugs juiced up, he's lucky he didnt get sliced up or beaten to a pulp.

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This is serious, but as some sort of compensation, he could land a gig in a Dole Pineapple commerical.

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Wow.. good thing this sort of thing didn't happen in Carmen Miranda's day.

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Funny! Hilarious. I laughed until I stopped. Sweden may be peace-loving, but they have zero tolerance for crap. I have a much higher respect for Swedes now. Indeed, he can promote crushed pineapple. Let's see, 41 years old. Dressed as a pineapple. In Sweden. Beaten and robbed. Where did it all go wrong? Man, you could make that up! Well, I suppose you could. Will this result in a paradigm shift in Kaji? Sadly, no. If anything it will cement his future with a endless string of appearances on mind numbing Japanese TV. And, likely, will spawn a proliferation of fruit-clad Japanese morons with camera crew through out the world.

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Wow.. good thing this sort of thing didn't happen in Carmen Miranda's day.

LOL!

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Unfortunately the poster commenting on the large criminal population of (mostly) Muslims in Sweden make for it being extremely deangerous. But it is the same in all Scandinavian countries.

If one makes the effort to read deeper into the situation in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark they will find a very sad story. The governments there are apparently heading at full-speed to destroy what were once basically safe and peaceful homogenous populations.

I sincerely hope the Japanese who go there are not hoodwinked so easily about the situation in any of europe, and I think the victim in this case is lucky only in the respect that he was not a woman.

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Er yes... I got a bit ahead of myself:- I meant the poster in the introductory sentence of my above post was correct in my opinion.

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Highest concentration of muslim immigrants, crime-rate in the stratosphere.

huh! there too?

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I guess swedes don't like foreign fruits

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I remember I was dressed up as a chicken and I got plucked. Next year I was dressed as a giant corn and got shucked. But man, dressed up as a pineapple in Sweden for a music video? He got royally... juiced.

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I wonder if he was dressed up as a more masculine item, such as a hot chilly pepper, this could have all been avoided.

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Well, now we all know that he has some fake teeth. I wonder though the reason he chose to dress as a pineapple to do a music video. Is the song about a pineapple or something romantic like: "You’re the pineapple of my heart. Your outer layer is sharp, and can inflict pain or draw blood when handled without care. Your inner layer is sweet and delicate. You bring sweetness to my life” or something like that. As some of you may already know, some Japanese songs tend to lean more on the poetic side. Either that or the music video is for some Disney promotion tailored for audience ranging from toddlerhood to preadolescence alike. On a serious note, I'm glad that Hideki Kaji san wasn't seriously injured. I hope that his assailants get apprehended soon.

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If only he had a guy dressed as a peach and a guy dressed as a mango to back him up - could have given those punks a decent punch-up.

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hahaha yeah, a fruit salad rumble

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This is funny

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If only he had a guy dressed as a peach and a guy dressed as a mango to back him up - could have given those punks a decent punch-up.

Those would be the Fruit-Of-The-Loom guys... and I never heard of them getting beat up.

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They stole his thunder.

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Fruit punch anyone?

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I really do feel sympathy for this poor actor. But the headline made me laugh. If it didn't happen in Sweden I would say only in Japan would an actor get robbed while dressed as a pineapple. That it happened to a Japanese actor in Sweden adds to the absurdist twist of this story. I'm sorry; I shouldn't be laughing. This is not schadenfreude. I really regret that this happened.

Let this be a warning to Japanese tourists. When you go to Sweden do not dress up like pineapples. You'll be targeted. Better dress up as a lime.

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He never would have been robbed if he'd dressed up as SpongeBob Squarepants.

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depends on what kind of pineapple.

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That's it!! Ban all Pineapples NOW!!

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I'm ashamed of myself for laughing. I really am. But if you dress up as a fruit favored by the Swedish populace, you'll have someone gnawing on your leg while you're dancing around in the video. You just can't win, I'm telling you.

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This wouldn't of happened in Japan. Japan is the only safe country for cross-dressing in public.

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Den Den writes that this "wouldn't of happened in Japan." I daresay it also wouldn't have happened in Japan.

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Japanese Ministry of Funny Affairs has issued a warning that all Japanese tourists should refrain from dressing as Fruit, Vegetables or Lollipops unless absoulutely necessary. but may continue to leave belongings unattended in public and display expensive cameras in full view of street kids. Thank you.

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Is there any clue who the attackers were? Judging from similar attacks, I can say these three attackers most likely were no Swedes.

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can say these three attackers most likely were no Swedes.

maybe Turnips. Veg vs.Fruit

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Flommytherobot notes a corollary headline: "ABBA Dressed as Tofu attacked by Japanese."

It is not advisable that camera crews leave their stars alone on the street with expensive equipment, regardless of how nattily the stars are dressed, while getting coffee.

Such crews might accrue the reputation of not being "street wise," or insufficiently respectful of the musician they are recording.

It is not necessarily fair, even amongst humans, to consider this to be a form of promotional "stunt," as the most popular fruit choice would have been a pomegranite.

Flommytherobot is pleased to have been of assistance.

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Jeancolmar:

" I'm sorry; I shouldn't be laughing. This is not schadenfreude. "

It sounds very much as if it is. And it is totally misguided. This has nothing to do with Sweden; this is Malmö, the Swedish town with the highest concentration of muslim immigrants and the crime rate to match. You can bet your behind that these were not native Swedes who beat him up (to the degree that he lost a few teeth.... still enjoying your laugh?).

YOu can have the same experience if you visit certain suburbs in your Paris. Wear a Jewish cap to increase the enjoyment.

Sheesh.

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Paulsson said the pineapple-clad artist had been left alone with the equipment while the camera crew went for a break. He was left with a cut lip and lost a dental implant.

Man insult to injury, imagine if you were the cop arriving at the scene. I wonder if you could keep a straight face. There he is a pineapple laid out on the ground all bloody and bruised.

Feel for the guy, but damn man that must have been a funny scene! LOL

Police said they had no suspects.

Really does give new meaning to fruit punch....lol

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