A bunch of them came to our Koreatown today in full cosplay - girls were wearing “lolita” style dresses, traditional Japanese clothing, etc. That’s not bad on it’s own, but when you go into a place with a ton of Koreans dressed in Japanese street fashion when there is a ton of anti-Japanese sentiment in Korean (even Korean diaspora) communities because of Japanese imperialism, people are not going to be happy.
And I get that most people don’t know this, and I’m not going to blame them for their ignorance. But then they started walking around and speaking butchered Japanese to random Korean people and acted like we were some sort of fucking zoo animals. At one point someone called a little Korean girl “kawaii” and said “ahaha I’m her senpai!!” when the little girl waved.
Then they went into the Korean coffee shop, said loudly, “LOOK AT ALL THE JAPANESE SNACKS!” (even though… there aren’t any Japanese people… within a 15 mile radius…) and pestered the poor workers with their butchered Japanese/English and complained when they said they didn’t speak Japanese.
It’s just. Why the fuck would you do that?? Why would you go somewhere with a lot of non-Japanese Asians, do racist shit like lumping all of us with Japanese people and exotifying us as if we’re some sort of interesting exhibit in a museum of “magic fuckery”, and make US feel awkward and wrong in a place MEANT FOR US?
This is why I hate weebs. They’re racist piece of fetishizing shits who can’t treat Asians as people. I honestly don’t understand why so many people feel the need to *reclaim* (I can’t think of the proper term for it right now but that’s the closest word I can come up with right now) the word “weeb” and use it to refer to themselves ironically. Why do you WANT to be lumped with these racist, condescending people? Weebs are the most annoying people I’ve ever met and I don’t get why everyone on this site likes to compare themselves to racists.
aah…please remember that ironically calling yourself a weeb/weeaboo is just as bad as unironically calling yourself that…racism isnt ironic…and weeaboos are associated with racism and asian fetishization…