Wonder why I stress so much that we need to change the public perception of anime? Don't understand why I care what other people have to say about anime? Here's a perfect example of why. This is without a doubt one of the most offensive comments towards anime fans that I've ever seen. Once again, this exchange took place on Twitter and I've removed the other person's name.
@Name Removed: i really hope sweden wins this match because at least they didn't give the world anime
@AnimeYourWay Uh-oh...an anime troll! Care to tell me why you dislike anime?
@Name Removed: i'm not a pedophile
I think anyone has the right to say whatever they like. They can say whatever they want, but I don't have to like it. I also don't have to sit by and do nothing. I will not let someone make such a crass accusation and just ignore it. This is an insult to all those that make anime, as well as those that watch and love anime.
A comment like this is absolutely uncalled for. I hope this person realizes what they've done and feel ashamed of themselves.