Why cant MY Otaku have nice things?
This is not the 1st time Malaysian (MY) otaku receive unjustice from the local media. Around last year(or was it 2 years ago), one of the local tabloid here made a baseless article where the author generalizing anime as hentai.
And recently the same daily tabloid Harian Metro did it again, and this time they aim at figurines. You can check out the 2 articles over at Valho’s ToysWorkz. Ar they picking up a fight against Otaku?
Not only they generalize all Japanese figurines as nude erotic statues, they also labeled the collectors as someone who had weird fetish, and this hobby if for wealthy people. Wait..WAT?
However I do agree on a point that some anime merchandise chain store becomes to daring in displaying erotic figures openly in their display box, and this is wrong in many ways.
But please, blaming on anime and manga in general as in they’re hentai like what they pointed sometime ago, while making a blind eye over the existence of Barbies, DC and Marvel figurines to name a few which are about the same thing. Srsly..
I have a feeling that the guys behind Harian Metro has a grudge against anime and manga community and it wont be long before they attack the cosplaying culture by generalizing them as influence of goth loli and punk. Just you wait and see (╬ ಠ益ಠ)
The article about Anime is hentai was by Kosmo tabloid, not Harian Metro
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