The problem with the argument people have about
None of it is based on facts.
There’s no shred of truth or evidence to back it up.
Someone has a bad experience with either, then they’ll claim it has a negative influence.
And the joke is – because the person with the negative opinion is so emotional about it, others believe their empty claims. Without even questioning whether it’s actually true or not.
anime really a bad influence?
Only if you believe or have fallen for these 4
Let me explain.
Anime Promotes Pedophilia
In March 2017, Goboiano published an article titled: BBC Reporter Claims
I know I know. Daft, right?
The original character designer of Girls Und Panzer had a 3 hour interview with Stacey Dooley. A British journalist.
The gist of the conversation was that
“The difference is perceived pedophilia and actual pedophilia. A drawing is just a drawing, don’t pretend that it’s anything but that. Actual pedophilia is a horrible thing and deserves awful punishment. And saying that
animecontributes to it is the same as saying that someone who uses a medium is incapable of controlling themselves. Which is stupid.”
There are many more great (and logical) comments along those lines too. If you check it out.
Being from England myself, I was flabbergasted by the way the journalist handled it.
I was even more disappointed how people in that kind of position can say something false, and have others brainwashed by it.
It’s opinions like this (based on no factual evidence) that ruin it for the majority.
The same people who may actually be interested in
The truth is – a pedophile doesn’t need
If you’re a pedophile than you’re a pedophile. And that’s all there is to it.
The outlet (if we want to use that as an excuse) is just a trigger that reveals who a person is on the inside.
Anime has a bad influence on kids/teenagers
If you ask me – this is an excuse people make to ignore the real problems in our society.
If teenagers are misbehaving in school, and you’re a teacher, and you blame
I’ve been watching
So was I lucky? Did I by some stroke of luck or magic manage to NOT be badly influenced by
Come on now. You know better than that. 😉
If someone misbehaves, it’s because of a deeper reason that can’t be seen on the surface.
It’s our job as teachers, parents, authority figures and people to be a leading example.
More importantly – it’s our job to communicate with each other to get to the root of the problem.
When people don’t communicate, problems start to boil.
We then make assumptions about “why” kids/teenagers are acting a certain way, when in reality we haven’t bothered to ask or talk to them to find out the real reason…
Which would SOLVE everything.
Anime promotes sexual tendencies
I get it. I can even understand why people would believe this. And why people claim this is the reason why
But let me blow your mind for a second. And lay down some solid facts for you.
According to website – Covenant Eyes:
- 9 out of 10 boys are exposed to obscene content before the age of 18.
- The first exposure to 18+ sites among men is 12 years old, on average.
- 71% of teens hide online behavior from their parents.
- 6 out of 10 girls are exposed to 18+ content before the age of 18.
- 51% of male and 32% of female students first viewed 18+ content before their teenage years (12 and younger).
- These sites attract more visitors EACH MONTH than
Amazon, Netflix, and Twitter combined.
Do you see where I’m going with this?
An overwhelming majority of the population is exposed to this (not
If there are more visitors to explicit sites per month than there are to
There’s no way near that many viewers of lets say –
Now, if we were to ignore those facts, we can state another fact instead. Which is – if a teenager is sexually active, then
Similar to point #1, it will only reveal what they already are. Nothing can “make” you something that you’re not.
That decision comes down to the individual.
Anime causes addiction
Before you can make claims about something causing addiction, you first should know how an addiction even starts off.
Or what causes it. And why it’s caused.
This is how Medical News USA defines addiction:
“People with an addiction do not have control over what they are doing, taking or using. Their addiction may reach a point at which it is harmful.”
I’ll take that point. No arguments here.
But what causes addiction? Here’s what Medical News USA has to say about it:
“Doctors say there is a link between the repeated use of an addictive substance and how the human brain experiences pleasure – its use has a nice reward, leading to further and more frequent use. The addictive substance, be it nicotine, alcohol or some drug actually causes physical changes in some nerve cells in the brain.”
Notice how addiction is associated with drugs, alcohol or a “substance”?
Now let’s get back to the point: Does
Based on the scientific facts, the answer is no.
Sure you can become addicted to
But the REAL cause in a situation like this isn’t
So deep that most people who blame
People get addicted to TV,
- It helps them escape some kind of pain, suffering, misery, troubles or real life issues.
- And the addiction helps them deal with it temporarily (which is why you have to keep doing it constantly).
So the point is: Instead of blaming
And on that note: Most
As with most things, it’s the minority of people, not the majority.
It’s just that the minority of people who are addicted, get blown out of proportion. Making it seem as if most people are like that when they’re not.
If that were true, then how are films, video
Entertainment is something we watch for fun, or to learn and pass the time. And nothing more than that.