Game developer Masahiro Sakurai, the man behind it Kirby
During the last Harada’s bar Consequence, Tekken Designer Katsuhiro Harada cleared the air over that “Never ask me anything again” Meme that contains the skilled game developer.
While Harada was actually wearing a “don’t ask me about shit” t-shirt, spawn a meme
“Like internet memes, this phrase can often be seen in your pictures,” said Harada, pointing out that initially everyone understood the joke, but the context was lost and now the quote is treated like Harada’s t-shirt.
Sakurai’s Twitter profile states that he doesn’t take questions. “If you make the organic sound sound really strong, it could be intispretended, ”Sakurai said, adding that he didn’t really say that.
“I have a feeling …” Sakurai continued, “I want you to stop using my face or my symbol to say what you want to say – even if it’s a joke.”
“You shouldn’t use other people’s power for your own principles,” he added.
Harada noted that his own likeness was often used as a grist for the meme mill online, but admitted that it could be his own work because he played along. However, Sakurai didn’t seem particularly keen on the idea of people putting words into his mouth, even as a gag.
In a way, the Sakurai meme is similar to this “Anime was a mistake” meme that contains a quote falsely attributed to Hayao Miyazaki that many now believe to be real. Over time, the fun quality of meme quotes can be lost and those words could be set in stone as factwhich can be frustrating when your face is hanging on to something you never said
You can watch part 1 of the interview below:
Sakurai and Harada will continue their chat in a future episode.