Weebs think that Japanese (including diaspora & returnees) don’t like them because of how much they like anime, or VNs, or vtubers

I’m a mixed Japanese woman whose white husband loves watching vtubers. I met him via anime fandom

Your hobbies aren’t the problem. Your behavior is
I like anime. I play VNs. I love cosplay. I don’t really get Vtubers yet. Liking these things in and of themselves isn’t the problem, it’s how you treat Actual People of Japanese Heritage and how you view Japan as a magical fantasyland that’s the real issue
I don’t mind weebs who understand that Pop Culture Doesn’t Represent Real Life in a country try to learn about the real Japan. That’s great! I’m glad you’re here!

I mind weebs who insist that Otaku Culture accurately represents Life in Japan or Japanese people, and speak for us
I mind weebs who come to Japan exclusively to date or sleep with Japanese women because they think they can find a woman who will act like their favorite waifu IRL. If I had ¥100 for every bitter expat who complained about their Japanese SO’s to me because She is a Person? Lol
I also mind weebs who like to tell mixed Japanese people that their Lived Experiences as Japanese People isn’t valid because they’re “only X%” OR tell Japanese diaspora that because they didn’t grow up in Japan, their opinion doesn’t count either
So when weebs reduce arguments to YOU HATE US BECAUSE WE LIKE X AND WE ARE FREE TO LIKE X WITHOUT SCRUTINY like... congrats on totally missing the point. Go ahead and consume Japanese pop culture, just quit being an asshole

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I know literally nothing about Ghost of Tsushima except that the usual thing is happening

Japanese diaspora: hey this thing has some issues

Non-Japanese, usually whites: yeah well JAPANESE IN JAPAN don’t have a problem so FUCK YOU YOUR VOICE ISNT JAPANESE ENOUGH

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Japanese in Japan usually are much more forgiving of Westerners making Japanese things for the following reasons:

1)They expect foreigners to NOT know shit. I have Japanese heritage, grew up in a city w/ a large Japanese population, and they STILL PRAISE ME FOR USING CHOPSTICKS
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