Never thought I would even be discussing this… oh boy
Sorry for no posts over the last few days, if you follow me on twitter. You would have seen the odd complaint of my internet problems. Before any of that happened I had wanted to do this discussion post for a while now, but it’s one I never really wanted to do.
We all do it, misuse words, we use them and may not have a clue of what they actually mean. People just copy others, it’s an endless chain that never breaks. Which brings me to the topic of this discussion, personally is not worth my time of even writing on..But. There are clueless people out there in the anime community that use this one factoring word, where they have no clue of the real meaning behind it. It has gotten to a long point for me to even be writing about it and frankly I hate this word a lot because of the way people misuse it.
Yes it’s the word Weeaboo
What does the term weeaboo actually mean?
I searched the internet high and low to find a perfect video that explained this over misused word, that is where I discovered a Youtuber RafiRaffee.
I wanted to cry tears of joy after I watched this very informative video. From watching others talk about this word, their definitions of the word weeaboo were not crystal clear. I watched TheAnimeMan’s video while he wasn’t terrible at explaining, I preferred Rafi’s video instead. Feel free to watch his if you like. Rafi’s video explains the meaning of the word weeaboo clearly. Before you continue reading on I recommend watching her video first if the term weeaboo is not fully clear to you.
Main Definition Points
– Someone/person that claims they are a expert on everything Japanese.
– They try to act Japanese themselves while disregarding their own culture or heritage
– They think Japan is some sort of fairyland
– Most knowledge of Japanese words they get is from anime and manga
– They can appear to be posers
The Ridiculous Misuses Of This Word
This is the number one reason for the misuse of this word. where fans being called a weeaboo because they watch anime and read manga….. Lame. What kind of reasoning could someone give for saying that to you? Let me tell you they would have a crap come back. This is all so stupid and makes me fume that fans are slapped with being called weeaboo in their faces. You liking watching anime or reading manga does not make you weeaboo, you are just a anime fan.
I’ve seen this happen on Instagram a lot where people have commented weeaboo on someone’s picture of them eating in a Japanese restaurant or sushi place. Apparently that is a automatic weeaboo slap in the face.
These comments was taken from Raffi’s video comments to show as a example of how really ridiculously this word is misused. It comes down to apparently reenacting a scene from a anime you love or just being jokey using chan after a person’s first name to be slapped with weeaboo in the face. This shows those people out there have no clue of what this word means, any anime fan now can be labelled with weeaboo so easily. The main target of misusing this word, following the never ending chain is new fans to anime or manga. New fans who have just been introduced to anime or began to like it can be a prime target of following on from misusing this word. Though I’m not saying everyone would follow along with it but there are those who would. I can’t blame new fans from not knowing to start off with of what the word means.
From a personal point of view I’ve been called a weeaboo myself for how hyper I am in my videos, which never has phased me. Naturally I am always hyper and happy, I make weird noises but I am exactly that in real life around everyone I know. I’m someone as everyone knows who follows me I just love anime to death and love expressing that with all my blogger and youtuber friends. I’m just a crazy fan girl like any other which is plain to see.
Youtube comments and anime forums are where you are likely to find all the weeaboo name calling. The comments that always get me hard are “Filthy weeaboo just die” Oh yep, I’ve seen similar comments like that on youtube in particular. It’s just disheartening to read those kinds of comments at times, just so beyond low. Now not just anime fans in general that are a target but anime youtubers can be a common target of being slapped with weeaboo. Which again is stupid because they all simply, like I myself like making related anime content videos. I’m not going to be afraid to admit this but some anime youtubers do call themselves weebs or weeaboos, in sometimes a harmless jokey way. But other times it has annoyed me with how repetitive it would be used, comments like “I’m such a weeb”. I hate that.
My view point or this discussion is not to offend noone, because I don’t have a problem with people who adore Japan, will put in a better term. I don’t agree with being a know-it-all, poser or just being plain spiteful, wouldn’t stand for any of that nonsense. You have to remember people like what they like, they do what they want to do but doesn’t mean you should put up with people’s spitefulness, simply I ignore it. Giving reply to those who are craving for you to fight back is playing putty in their hands really. Not everyone is perfect in this world.
I really hope some people realize the definition of a weeaboo now. Personally the word weeaboo sounds so childish and I just hate the word all together, leave the haters to argue among themselves. Please feel free to comment below your thoughts on the term weeaboo and if anything was cleared up for you in this discussion.
I’ll see you all in the next post !! 😀