Search for the hashtag #ISISクソコラグランプリ right now, and you'll find Japanese speaking Twitter users mocking the terror organization ISIS, which this week released a video showing two Japanese citizens held captive.
The ISIS video that made its way around the web on Tuesday shows 47-year-old news reporter Kenji Goto and 42-year-old private security consultant Haruna Yukawa kneeling handcuffed next to a militant who threatened to kill the two men in 72 hours unless a $200 million ransom was received.
The message of #ISISクソコラグランプリ is "You can kill some of us, but Japan is a peaceful and happy land, with fast Internet. So go to hell."
— Peter Payne (@jlist) January 21, 2015
— Miss Sakura (@mlp_Sakura) January 23, 2015
So, about the hashtag:
The phrase, which loosely translates to "ISIS Crappy Photoshop Grand Prix," has been mentioned more than 60,000 times over the past few days, according to social analytics company Topsy. These tweets include screengrabs from various ISIS hostage videos photoshopped in comical ways, and many of the images reference Japanese gaming culture.