Everybody who heard the rumor quickly thought the whole nation of Japan hates the design, and Toho just clarified that 3 local opinions doesn't speak nor represent anything, and they also made it clear that the majority of Japan loves Godzilla's new look.
Yeah I have not heard that and I would be surprised by that statement. If you were a "Showa" Godzilla fan,1930 and 1979, I could see that. He was much more svelte then. But "Heisei" 1980 to 1998, had an enormous lower half. He was basically built like a bowling pin or pear.
Let me clarify two things: 1. The Heisei series was from 1984 to 1995. And the Showa series were from 1954 to 1975. 2. 1998 doesn't count because that piece of shit is not Godzilla, it's a completely different character named Zilla. Read the "UPDATE" part in this description. fav.me/d704rso