Jon Stewart Likens Japanese Child Porn to America's Gun Laws (Video)

Jon Stewart Likens Japanese Child Porn to America's Gun Laws (Video)

One day we'll all protect our children

Earlier this week, Japan finally passed a law that prohibited child pornography, which is of course incredibly overdue. Remarkably, though, their tardiness to basic human decency isn't even the weirdest part of the story, as Jon Stewart pointed out on Thursday night.

Thanks to the power of the manga and anime industry — a multi-billion dollar profit center in Japan — there is a loophole that allows cartoons and comics to still depict hardcore kid sex.

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“That is embarrassing, Japan. That is embarrassing,” Stewart admonished. “How can a lobby for a harmful, destructive industry take precedence over the protection of children?”

Cue the logo for the NRA, the industry group that is necessitating the invention of bulletproof backpacks.

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That segued Stewart into the next part of his segment, a piece on the Supreme Court's recent ruling that — while going against the gun lobby — was ludicrously close to giving people the right to just buy a gun for whoever the hell they want.