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bullied for liking anime
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I was bullied from 3rd grade all the way up tell my senior year of high school when people found out I loved watching anime. and it wasn't teasing either actual physical contact bullying. I really didn't care much after people found out. living in a backwards part of California really does suck. but I found outsiders who didn't pick on me for being an anime lover.
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I'd like to think that I would stick up for whoever was being bullied for simply having an interest, since I detest bullying. Though, to be honest, I was never bullied for liking Anime, despite going to high school in a relatively conservative city. I think it was because I owned it so well; I was never secretive nor insecure about it, so people noticed that, and since I really didn't care about their opinion one way or another, I believe that they just accepted it and I got along pretty well with just about everybody.

But yes, if I saw somebody getting bullied for just having a hobby, I would step in on their behalf.
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throw a punch, and see where things go
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Posted 8/10/15 , edited 8/10/15
If I saw someone getting bullied, I'd stand up for them regardless of what they were being bullied for. It's not okay.
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Eh depends on the situations and circumstances i guess.
Spose i kinda get bullied for liking anime at work, well more like made fun of or laughed at. But people think its all hentai or simply cannout understand how i could watch a ":cartoon' with subtitles.
Cant say that it phases me. I work with plenty of fellow anime fans also so..
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I'd start by making everything the bullies say completely pointless.
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My newly met friend back in school had this happen, first time I seen him from a distance while it happened, and after he laughed it off like it was no big deal...The next time I waited till after school because I had to stay out of trouble, seen them and they spoke some shit and things got ugly. They never bothered him again, but now I was the one who apparently had 'people after me' hah. That day never came.
Posted 8/10/15 , edited 8/10/15

DanteVSTheWorld wrote:

My newly met friend back in school had this happen, first time he had saw me while it happened, and after laughed it off like it was no big deal...The next time I waited till after school because I had to stay out of trouble, seen them and they spoke some shit and things got ugly. They never bothered him again, but now I was the one who apparently had 'people after me' hah. That day never came.


Think they would have bullied him even if he didn't like anime. Your friend laughing it off the first time you saw it happen tells me that he might have some timid personality. You, they didn't really have to bully you as your nature (confident and self assured you may be) doesn't repulse them, that's what i'm betting on lol.
Posted 8/10/15 , edited 8/10/15
Confront the bullies while wearing Sasuke Uchida cosplay & fight them
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If they do, I will send fillers from all animes into their Queue and see how they like that!
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That depends on whether or not their favorite anime is trash.
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Stick up for them, la duh.

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eyeofspirits wrote:

Actually I was bullied a lot in school because of stupid things and so I kept my liking for anime a secret for nearly 10 years. It wasnt until I met my exwife that I really let it be that I like anime and I didnt care who knew it.

Something I wish I had was someone to step up and say "hey I love this too" because I learned its easier to deal with bullying when you have people around you that accept you for who you are.


This was the first thing I thought of when I was wondering about what I would do in that situation, but my bet is that it wouldn't be that helpful.

My approach to bullies during school has never been very moderate though. Bullying was highly frowned upon in my school system, but when it did pop up we used to address it Lord of the Flies style (we, being the classmates). I am told that my first experience with a bully was kindergarten, though I vaguely recall it now, so I will have to rely on how the details were filled in for me by my mother and best friend at the time. A grade 1 student was picking on the kindergarten kids for whatever reason, so I apparently gathered the kindergarten class and made preparations to confront the bully (AKA putting gravel from the playground in everyone's pockets at first recess). Eventually we ran out of gravel and started spitting. I most clearly remember watching this boy climb the fence and run home crying. I definitely remember being part of it, but I don't know for certain that I was the main instigator of the event, though my friend who was there assured me that it definitely went down that way.

I just don't deal with bullying very well, it apparently turns me into a psychopath.
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Posted 8/10/15

severticas wrote:


DanteVSTheWorld wrote:

My newly met friend back in school had this happen, first time he had saw me while it happened, and after laughed it off like it was no big deal...The next time I waited till after school because I had to stay out of trouble, seen them and they spoke some shit and things got ugly. They never bothered him again, but now I was the one who apparently had 'people after me' hah. That day never came.


Think they would have bullied him even if he didn't like anime. Your friend laughing it off the first time you saw it happen tells me that he might have some timid personality. You, they didn't really have to bully you as your nature (confident and self assured you may be) doesn't repulse them, that's what i'm betting on lol.


It's more to do with people in a group think their tough until you smack them back to reality. They feel so comfortable in their little shell along with their retard friends picking on someone after once again, being comfortable with the idea this person won't fight back.
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charles_j25 wrote:

someone you don't know is bullied for liking anime, what do you do


These days, walk away.

If they pursue and force a confrontation, call the police.




When I was younger, I got in a LOT of fights over very similar circumstances.
Winning a few fights tends to make most of the bullies back off, but does not diminish the verbal abuse.

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