Cannibals have rights, too

God, I just love the Germans. Not only are their courts thoughtful and polite, their serial killers actually place ads.

Per the BBC,

Armin Meiwes, a computer technician, killed and ate Bernd Juergen Brandes after posting an advertisment on the internet asking for a willing victim in 2001.

Now, a new film about Meiwes “Rohtenburg,” directed by Martin Weisz – one with Thomas Kretschmann (“King Kong”) in the leading role – has been banned by a German court, which argued that Meiwes has a right to privacy.

We, too, would argue that the film should never have been made – but on different grounds: A cannibalistic serial killer so shy and retiring, he doesn’t stalk his victims, but is forced to order take-out? Come on. This is a Jim Carrey comedy, not a Thomas Kretschmann thriller.

Bon appetit!