I'm a huge compulsive anime fan, and I watch it/think about it every day, but everyone IRL and on the internet has been calling me a "weeaboo" for some stupid reason. I know what weeaboos are, and I can definitely tell you I am NOT a weeaboo. I do not think that Japan is better than everything else, I eat a lot of American food, I don't put "desu" at the end of everything, I don't have many anime DVDs at all, I only have 1 poster, and I only have 1 plushie. But people call me a weeaboo. But what I've learned is that the people who call me a weeaboo are usually religious fanatics/republicans... but why do people think that I am a weeaboo?
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Personally I'm a huge anime fan myself (and republican, fancy that haha). I can say that you are not a weaboo. When I think weaboo, I think non-asian acting like he is full fledge Japanese. Watching anime does not make you a weaboo. Acting like an anime character makes you a weaboo.
However, some non-anime fans contain the thoughts on anime-fan as stereotypes. They think of all the guys with body pillows, a ridiculously expensive sword collection, and meme text surrounding them saying "You can't beat my virgin super saiyan level!" Especially on the internet.. because its well... the internet. It's the unfortunate anime stereotype.
Just ignore them, just keep streaming anime from sketchy websites with ad-blocker like most of us anime watchers do-- or you can be a crunchy roll user who actually pays for anime lol.0