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Found this on ANN.

The term "otaku," in reference to anime otaku, is used more as a snide insult in Japan compared to its use in the West. The label used to have a heavy social stigma that has only recently begun to subside.

Republican strategist Rick Wilson made it known that Western anime fans' reputation apparently isn't unlike their Japanese counterparts when he likened Donald Trump supporters as "childless single men who masturbate to anime" and fans of Hitler iconography in the same breath on MSNBC on Tuesday.


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2016-01-20/otaku-on-the-receiving-end-of-gop-strategist-trump-supporter-insult/.97755
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Aren't they so cute? V

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lol wtf
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It's easy to insult and hate what you don't or haven't tried to understand.
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Yeah, I guess hikikomori doesn't quite role off the American tongue as well.
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Vote Trump, guys.

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I have a friend that would like to talk to him.
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Dariamus wrote:

I have a friend that would like to talk to him.


Hopefully, Yuno she is is fake, right?



I am also humored by news of this. Conservatives sure are a varied bunch. Some like anime, some think its a sin, etc.
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Posted 1/20/16
I guess he's referencing 4chan and /pol/, I really doubt they are that significant politically though.
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Wasn't gonna vote Trump and even if he was an anime supporter I still wouldn't vote for him.
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Posted 1/20/16 , edited 1/20/16

Sagenaruto68 wrote:

Found this on ANN.

"childless single men who masturbate to anime"




I like the fact that he thinks that only men can be refereed to as Otaku, Not going to comment on the masturbation remark
Posted 1/20/16 , edited 1/20/16
Yet another uninformed comment by a person who can only be seen as a Jerry Springer reject. Saw such comments in the 90s and seeing it alive and well still today makes me shake my head.
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Rick Wilson's comment was aimed MORE at the White Nationalist movements publicly supporting Trump's "bold, American" views on Muslims, Syrians and Mexicans, which is going to be a ringing endorsement any way you look at it.

Just the commenter had never seen anime in his life, looked up on AltRight's Twitter page, saw all the "disguised" anime avatars, and not only thought all white-supremacists watched Tokyo Ghoul, but that all Tokyo Ghoul fans were white-supremacists.
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This is funny considering that most anime fans that I've seen online are either for Bernie or if they're GOP, Cruz or Rubio.
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