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Japanese Fans Think Godzilla Has Gotten Fat on American ‘Cola and Pizza’


Of all the potential things Godzilla fans might have been able to complain about in regard to Gareth Edwards’ franchise reboot, the monster’s weight probably isn’t what Legendary Pictures expected.

And yet, according to The Hollywood Reporter, plenty of Japanese fans have commented on the creature’s girth, with comments like, “Whichever way you look at it, he’s an American fatty,” and “He got fat in America on cola and pizza.”

Of course, that mirrors the general sentiment overseas that Americans are overweight, which is fair criticism considering obesity levels in the United States are nearly 10 times higher than in Japan.

Still, this kind of kaiju body-shaming doesn’t do anyone any good. However, if that’s the biggest complaint people have about the film, then it seems like Edwards, Legendary and Warner Bros. are in pretty good shape going into its May 16 release.


  • Bass Guitar Hero

    Ooh, thy name is jealousy!

  • DoctorJest

    Japanese are racist.

  • Camden Bradshaw

    We may have not made a good Godzilla but we did make some pretty cool atom bombs.

  • Mortuary_whorehouse

    Asians in general are extremely racist. Racist enough to be racist against other Asians.

  • Smaller_Totems

    It is weird to think he’s only 100m tall in this film. The buildings he towers over seem to be much taller than a few hundred feet.

  • William_Spike

    lol yeah like the Toho Godzilla was such a supermodel. Give me a break, man

  • William_Spike

    and that statement itself was racist and hypocritical. You cant condemn an entire ethnicity like this, are you nuts? Not any different than what the Nazis did with the jews, man.

  • Mortuary_whorehouse

    Everyone is racist. Think about it. Everyone has made at least two judgements on somebody based on the color of their skin.

  • DoctorJest

    I cant even imagine being so racist that I am a bigot against myself!!! By Crom!!! My head hurts now!!!

  • DoctorJest

    Yea, but some of us do it for fun. I do it because its amusing that humans kill each other over skin color or whose god has a bigger penis. Insane!!!

  • Sonny Crockett

    355 feet is what the website says…

  • Mortuary_whorehouse

    Its just the human desire to feel superior, and there is nothing we can do about it.

  • Amatsu Mikaboshi

    Actually, that chart is very misleading. If you place them as they appeared chronologically it would defeat the whole purpose of this “article” as it would show Godzilla growing and shrinking every few years.

  • Andy Parker

    Funny they think “we’re fat” even though obesity is on the decline and there’s like 10 countries ahead of the US in being fatties with Mexico being number 1. In short, Fuck you Japan.

  • Andy Parker

    Pointing something out , especially something true isn’t Racist. Shove your white liberal guilt.

  • Smaller_Totems

    Okay, 355 feet. My point was that he is still vastly shorter than he is portrayed on the poster, where he’s looming over skyscrapers.

  • Joey Ramone

    Warner Brothers are in “pretty good shape”…according to the Japanese (who know how not to eat themselves to death)…they aren’t.

  • Teager

    Butthurt people on this comment thread! Just because Japanese people don’t believe being obese is a genetic trait!

  • Christopher Jensen

    On the positive side, he’s not buying soiled schoolgirl panties from a vending machine while he’s over here.

  • Daniel_Plainview_Milkshake

    Japanese fans forget Godzilla’s thunder thighs in the 90s and most of the 2000s

  • Daniel_Plainview_Milkshake

    Thats just for dramatic effect for the poster. I don’t think anyone in their right mind would expect him to be that large

  • Sylv Taylor

    Whites are bigoted against other whites, so it’s not like the Japanese are exceptions to the trend. :)

  • Jodi Baskoro

    well my complaint so far is there is not enough kaiju film nowadays

  • kirsten863

    my Aunty Arianna got a nearly new silver
    Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab by working part time off of a macbook air. try this

  • LightningBug

    @DoctorJest: Are you saying that Japanese people are racist because some of them criticized Americans for being fat? If that’s the argument you’re making, I think I should point out the fairly obvious fact that Americans are not a race.

  • penguintruth

    Meanwhile, the Japanese are ALSO getting fat on our kind of food. Bwahahahahahaha… ha… sorry, I just exhausted myself laughing. Let me just pause to drink this Dr. Pepper.

  • Mortuary_whorehouse

    Hell yeah whites are bigoted against other whites! I’m white and I’ll admit that. Human beings in general suck.

  • David Fullam

    I’m a tad confused. Godzilla, where? I know the film is called “Godzilla” but all I see is a monster that looks like a humongous, grey/black piece of fecal matter, but no Godzilla.

  • Just Sayin’

    With respect to the body part size of reptiles and dinosaurs, Godzilla’s head is way under sized for his body; almost cartoonish. While the Brontosaurus and other like dinos had small heads, they where plant eaters. But anything meat eating, be it a crocodile, T-Rex, or tiny 3″ inch gekko…. their head proportion is clearly larger as Godzilla’s should have been IMO