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Post Reply Why are so are so many Weebs racist, sexist, homophobic, and/or transphobic?
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Posted 8/25/17 , edited 8/25/17
They're not really the most socially adept individuals to begin with. I'm not surprised some weebs would be ignorant and racist. Or just trying to get a rise out of people.

But I think most posters on CR are good eggs. At least I want to believe that.
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Because they're so infatuated with anime and the whole entire culture of Japan while denouncing their own culture to a point that they just don't give a damn. They're so miserable (as well as pretentious) even though they spend money or even their parents' money on cosplay, manga, whole boxsets of anime, plushies and even video games, particularly Jrpgs. Again, they just don't give a damn!

Just ignore the weeaboos, Japanotards, nerds, idiots or whatever you want to call these intellectually and possibly hygienically inept social rejects. You're the bigger man as long as you don't waste too much precious time watching anime, stalk women in comic book/video/electronic stores, work at a supermarket, live in your mom's basement or do whatever stupid things that they're doing.

Remember weeaboos, it's not a crime to be an asshole, but it is counterproductive, period.
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Yeah I think the anime community as a whole kind of you know, sucks. I didn't think this was a secret.

Anime is an anti-social hobby. It's mostly something done alone and at home, making it very attractive for the socially ostracized. There's a load of problems with any community consisting mostly of the socially ostracized.

Sometimes, socially ostracized are socially ostracized because they're unpleasant people, like bigots. Secondly, a community made up of ostracized feels the strong need to tolerate each other as to not ostracize the ostracized This makes the community terrible at policing bigotry within itself. Thirdly, socially ostracized people often have low self-esteem or may feel like a failure in some way. To cope, they are likely to blame society. The last 50 years have been progressivism, so in backlash they may see progressivism as the enemy. If they reject progressiveness, they're on a fast track to rampant bigotry.

None of this means an person who like anime is terrible, but I'm also not surprised when the person with the anime avatar is also a horrible bigot.
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I said damn...
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Love how everyone is responding to OP's concern which is completely anecdotal. It's like living in Yuma, Arizona and asking why most of America is Hispanic.
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I'm going to guess that OP will not read my comment or take it seriously. But here's what i'll say :

There aren't "so many"

The only reason it seems that way is because the people who come to the forums to chat are mostly people who really care about being represented in a community that's already niche to begin with, i.e. they're either people who really care about anime, or people who want their opinion to be heard about everything. Even I to a degree fit in the 2nd demographic. I like discussing things, so I go onto a forum. It just so happens to be that a lo of the people who feel strongly about saying how they feel, also have strong opinions to say.

I honestly don't get why people on the internet are so cynical. It's always the same "I looked at this subreddit and now i've lost faith in humanity!" a majority of anime fans in the west are not bigots. I'd question if a lot were. Probably a very very very very very small vocal minority here on crunchyroll. and it's always the same posters too.

I mean you're literally implying that a lot of people, who enjoy completely foreign and most likely taboo cartoons, from some small island stereotyped as a place known for weird things, are arrogant and narrow minded. I don't think most people who watch anime are, because simply being able to enjoy a medium from a completely different culture is already breaking a lot of bigoted barriers.

Besides, Japan is one of the most xenophobic modern countries. It doesn't show in anime for the most part, but it's a part of their culture. So Japan is probably worse than most CR users
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Because they live in their own world, most of the time behind a computer screen where been those misdemeanor are usually overlooked. or not.
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riverjustice wrote:

Love how everyone is responding to OP's concern which is completely anecdotal. It's like living in Yuma, Arizona and asking why most of America is Hispanic.


This.

Aaaand TheAngryLittleAlchemist (a couple posts above me) gave the longer version.
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TheAngryLittleAlchemist wrote:

I'm going to guess that OP will not read my comment or take it seriously. But here's what i'll say :

There aren't "so many"

The only reason it seems that way is because the people who come to the forums to chat are mostly people who really care about being represented in a community that's already niche to begin with, i.e. they're either people who really care about anime, or people who want their opinion to be heard about everything. Even I to a degree fit in the 2nd demographic. I like discussing things, so I go onto a forum. It just so happens to be that a lo of the people who feel strongly about saying how they feel, also have strong opinions to say.

I honestly don't get why people on the internet are so cynical. It's always the same "I looked at this subreddit and now i've lost faith in humanity!" a majority of anime fans in the west are not bigots. I'd question if a lot were. Probably a very very very very very small vocal minority here on crunchyroll. and it's always the same posters too.

I mean you're literally implying that a lot of people, who enjoy completely foreign and most likely taboo cartoons, from some small island stereotyped as a place known for weird things, are arrogant and narrow minded. I don't think most people who watch anime are, because simply being able to enjoy a medium from a completely different culture is already breaking a lot of bigoted barriers.

Besides, Japan is one of the most xenophobic modern countries. It doesn't show in anime for the most part, but it's a part of their culture. So Japan is probably worse than most CR users


l really, really like this comment.

But hey, give yourself some credit! Believe that the OP is honest, and WILL read your comment!

You also got comically close to contradicting yourself with the whole, "I don't get how people on the internet are so cynical," in the middle of a post about how we shouldn't generalize. ^_^

You pretty much nailed it in every other way, I'd say. Thanks for this.
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CodyJJ wrote:

I have seen a lot of posts, threads, and comments on Crunchyroll/other anime sites and there always seems to be a common theme: Many people who watch anime tend to have negative opinions on races other than their own, on women, on people that identify as homosexual, and on transpeople.

Obviously, not everyone is like this and this post isn't to demonize people who are. I am just genuinely curious why so many people are.

As a straight male living in the U.S., I would definitely say these things don't affect me personally but I see them as extremely important and we should all care about them.

A comment explaining why would be appreciated. I am definitely looking forward to hearing some interesting opinions!



Really? I feel like the anime community is usually more accepting than the population of the whole. When thinking about conventions, anime clubs, and anime themed locations (movies, bookstores, etc.) I rarely see the type of behavior you are mentioning.

Forum boards in general aren't really the best way to gauge such things though since some of the types of people you are talking about are simply much more vocal online than others so it seems they make up a larger chunk of the user base.
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Posted 8/25/17 , edited 8/25/17

thewhitemoogle wrote:
l really, really like this comment.

But hey, give yourself some credit! Believe that the OP is honest, and WILL read your comment!

You also got comically close to contradicting yourself with the whole, "I don't get how people on the internet are so cynical," in the middle of a post about how we shouldn't generalize. ^_^

You pretty much nailed it in every other way, I'd say. Thanks for this.


Lol. Hey, thanks a LOT !

Yeah I guess that was contradictory .. but sometimes you have to be cynical to cynical thinkers. I try not to be needlessly cynical , for the most part i'm guessing people on CR are good

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Because some people are over sensitive and believe anything that doesn't fit with the leftist narrative is racist, sexist, homophobic, or mentally ill.
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