I can't be the only one whose noticed an uptick in the "Liking loli makes you a pedo" talking point that just so happens to coincide with the expontionally increasing popularity of "Kill pedophiles" discourse. Child molesters are evil, everyone knows this, everyone agrees with this. But when it comes to pedophilia and what that means it's a slippery slope because now we're talking about mass killings over thought crimes. And we all know how puritans think, it would never stop with loli. After that they go after the lolibabas, then the shortstacks, then the full grown anime women that just so happen to look a little too cute.
I guess, ultimately, I'm concerned about people like us being labeled sex offenders just because we watch anime. As crazy as that sounds, you can't tell me it's not the endgame when hitpieces like these is getting to be common place.
Even beloved conservative talking heads love to reveal themselves as anti-anime
My "conspiracy" theory is that disney is paying for this increased loli hate (they do own vice) so when they start gaining ownership of anime studios they won't have to deal with any loli ecchi. No fucking way disney was ok with licensing Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall but they need to appear as neutral so otaku like me let our guard down which has worked to an extent unfortunately (not me, the others).
this probably a hot take here, but I dont know why so many otakus decided to align themselves so hard with the right. I mean conservatives do not like anything that is not your "traditional values" crap so of course they would not like anime
I never trusted the conservatives, my connection to them was always "the enemy of my enemy is my situational ally, I'm keeping tabs on their asses too", I have to be extremely cautious considering what we're into. The left kept acting like they hated sexy content while supporting WAP, hookup culture and trans pride insanity so I gave the cuckservatives a chance.
I was a bit hopeful at least in the voters never the politicians early on but then gab started shit against porn and loli then when trump lost 2020 the R-voters masks almost completely slipped off. conservative politicians never fully dropped their religious dogma or their anti-porn crusade, both of which have worsened in the past 3 years and ongoing.
Alongside that the constant butt-rape of western media icons by the woke brigade caused the various youtube drama channels (yellowflash2, nerdrotic, literature devil, arch warhammer, nick rekieta, clownfish tv etc) to start talking up anime/manga when I'd never heard them do so before. Hearing that you like DBZ, Naruto and Berserk won't make me trust you. And as I've mentioned before all of them would side with the censors when it concerns loli.