you look ridiculous bashing choromatsu, and here’s why
disclaimer: i haven’t actually read any choromatsu discourse. i’ve just seen people talking about the discourse and i can take a wild guess what it’s about.
it’s 2017 and the western fandom is still all aboard the choromatsu hate train. do you have to love him? no, but you look dumb as hell for making a big fuss about the things he says and here’s why:
1. osomatsu is a gag/parody anime. there are countless commentaries on anime tropes and fandom that poke fun at how ridiculous the anime industry is. choromatsu is literally a walking parody of the otaku subculture, in japan this refers to men that are proper individuals with jobs but are closeted diehard idol fans. the entire idol industry is built around girls that look underage and contractually cannot have a boyfriend to maintain the illusion that you can ‘have’ them. otaku men conceal their identity online because they don’t want their fandom to be traced back to them (if you follow japanese artists/fans on twitter, you’ll notice they are excessively private about their identity). choromatsu’s character is a direct parody of this particular group of people.
2. our culture is not japan’s culture. japan’s gender equality is not what we are used to in the western world. they have a long way to go, and women being spoken about like objects isn’t unusual nor really anything anyone makes a fuss over. if you’re throwing a bitchfit that choromatsu looks at women like meat, i hope you’re also campaigning for women’s rights in japan?
3. he’s not even the only one that does this shit. are you even watching the show?
4. what you say isn’t going to change anyone’s minds. if people like choromatsu, they’re going to keep liking choromatsu. likewise, what i say here won’t make you suddenly love choromatsu if you don’t already. but hopefully it makes other people realize why this entire thing is pointless, culturally ignorant, and plain idiotic when he was never written to be a respectable character in the first place.