Bomberman and Nazis – how often do you see those two in the same headline?
Negative Gamer reports that a former German politician, Martin Budich, has been arrested for allegedly invoking violence against Nazis via the well-known video game character.
Budich, who opposes the Nazi agenda (good for him), apparently took his fervor a bit too far by exhibiting the protest poster at left on a website. The image shows Bomberman holding a cake with a burning fuse serving as the candle. The text translates to “No cake walk for Nazis.”
According to Negative Gamer’s interpretation of a Heise report, Budich’s posting of the Bomberman graphic has been blamed by prosecutors for contributing to an "aggressive atmosphere" at an anti-Nazi demonstration in Bochum last October.
This wasn’t Budich’s first bust on such charges. He apparently has an earlier conviction in a similar case (sans video game characters).