A petition on the White House’s own website demanding the removal of the controversial comfort women memorial (photo by Melissa Wall) in Glendale, California has surpassed 100,000 signatures, reports the Korea Herald.
Many in Japan and some in the Japanese American community contend the comfort women held by the Japanese military during World War II were not sex slaves, but actually prostitutes.
Under the guidelines set up by the White House, once the required 100,000 signatures are obtained, the Obama administration is obligated to release a statement on the matter.
Don’t expect that to necessarily happen very soon. A petition denouncing Jimmy Kimmel ‘s controversial sketch on the Chinese debt reached the required 100,00 signatures on October 19, but has yet to be addressed.
You can read about the Japanese American likely behind the petition drive and what the White House’s reaction might be in the Korea Herald.