Dear non-Asian people (and non-Japanese Asian people),
Please stop calling yourselves “weeaboos” just because you like anime a lot.
“Weeaboo” is a word that describes anime fans who appropriate Japanese culture and language, fetishize Japanese people, want to be Japanese, and are in general very gross and racist. When you call yourself a “weeaboo” that’s what you’re calling yourself, and it makes a lot of people uncomfortable – especially since the meaning needs to be retained so the word can be used to call out people who fit the real definition.
If you need a word to describe someone who likes anime a lot, use “anime trash” instead. You’re welcome.
Edit: It has been pointed out to me that this is not okay coming from non-Japanese Asian people too. I apologize for making it seem like non-Japanese people can also engage in this fuckery; it’s just as bad coming from non-Japanese Asian people.