Okay. I feel like this desperately needs to be said. I constantly get called an Otaku or a Weaboo. It seriously needs to stop. Those are derogatory remarks and they are intolerable. Edit: This is ridiculous now. People got the wrong idea about me saying what I said. I applied for this thread to be deleted because the comments are full of people either downright hazing me because I compared HOW I PERSONALLY FEEL (something that nobody has the right to criticize me about) to some other remarks. Yes. I am just as offended when I'm called a Weaboo, as someone of a specific heritage being called a racial slur. That is not something you, the masses, have any right to criticize me for. Do you have the magical power to go inside my head and see how I feel? No? I didn't think so. So if I pissed you off or offended you by saying how I feel, get over it and leave. Ignore me. That's as simple as it gets. Now, for the people who are just trolling by posting stupid things or calling me a weaboo on here just to piss me off. Good for you. You've succeeded in being an internet douchbag. All I'm saying is that people shouldn't call people Weaboos. Yes, sometimes people get the wrong idea about being called an Otaku, but that's not as bad. I doubt there's an occasion that someone uses the term "Weaboo" without meaning it as an insult. People need to understand something. This is a new age. A new generation. People classify themselves differently than they used to. Ten years ago, someone saying they were Asexual or Androgynous, would have been ridiculed and pushed aside. Now, today, it is considered an acceptable term. So who're you to pick on people who like anime or Japanese culture. I'm pretty sure a Japanese person would be offended on a personal level if they expressed an interest in anime, and was called a Weaboo. Well, there's really no difference. Anime isn't made just for Japanese people, hence english subs and dubs. Non-Japanese people shouldn't have to be ridiculed just because they watch an anime, read a manga, or talk about the way of the samurai (Generalized example).