Twitter user Yokkun has posted a public service announcement: the viral image of the giant Gundam flipping the bird is not real.
The original image was taken by Yokkun, but was altered. “This image is fake,” Yokkun wrote, adding, “Others have modified the images I took.”
「ガンダム GLOBAL CHALLENGE」
— よ っ く ん /手洗いうがいをしっかりと (@yoshi115t) August 2, 2020
Here are Yokkun’s unaltered photos.
— よ っ く ん /手洗いうがいをしっかりと (@yoshi115t) July 30, 2020
This latest giant Gundam has gone up near Yokohama’s Chinatown in the Yamashita Futo harbour in a special area that will be called The Gundam Factory.
Gundam Factory Yokohama was originally scheduled to open this October, but this has been postponed due to the global pandemic out of safety concerns for staff and visitors.
For more, unaltered and excellent Gundam photos, be sure to follow Yokkun on Twitter.