While idealistically I would like to agree, I think there is a point where you have to say enough is enough. "Let them have their fun" is something you say about children. And it's perfectly fine for children to act like children, but it's pretty disconcerting to see college students acting like children all the time. I have that thing you call a Peter Pan complex and am pretty much the last person to recommend losing contact with your inner child, but context is really important. There are certain times it's okay to act ridiculous and there are times it just isn't. Weeabooism is so poisonous to the community because the perpetrators either don't understand or don't care about the difference.WatchJessieGo wrote:I find it kind of mean and pointless to make fun of weeaboos. Sure, they can be annoying, but why does it really matter in the end? Let them have their fun, they'll grow out of it eventually as they mature and learn more about the world. If not, oh well.
And I wouldn't care at all about the immaturity if it wasn't tied to something I personally care about. Like LWR said, it isn't just an annoying thing people might grow out of, it closes doors and minds. It burns bridges for others. It's kind of like being part of a religious faith and watching someone of the same faith do something that makes it look terrible. Now everyone who saw the act has the wrong idea of what the faith stands for. Then, instead of one bad apple, imagine them EVERYWHERE. That's very frustrating and hard to write off with just "Well, they'll grow out of it eventually." Not like being a fan of anime and manga is exactly the same as having a religion, but you get my point.