This Is Why My Hero Academia Fans #SupportHorikoshi, Despite Controversy

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Written by Theo J Ellis

I wrote about the drama surrounding My Hero Academia the other day:

Read that if you’re unaware of what’s going on.

Moving on – even though anime and manga fans are:

  • Throwing away their Manga.
  • Burning their merchandise (for MHA).
  • Sending death threats to the author.
  • Fake outraging on Twitter (eve right now).

TRUE My Hero Academia fans are still standing tall, rising up, and supporting Horikoshi on Twitter.

And not just on Twitter – but beyond on platforms like YouTube.

There are tweets by the hour showing their support for the author, sharing their reasons why they love the show. And why they #supporthorikoshi in the face of public backlash.

I’ll get into that now.


Why TRUE My Hero Academia Fans #SupportHorikoshi


1. It’s all out of context

The thing with the internet and how SOME people operate is: they take things on face value.

That also means they take things out of context when it stirs up unrelated emotions within them.

This is the case with the accusations of Horikoshi:

  • Purposely making Bakugo’s birthday the same day as Hitlers.

A ridiculous statement, because there are people (fictional or not) who share a birthday with that guy.

It’s not like Horikoshi went out his way to search the birthday of Hitler, and any other related people… And then thought “let’s make characters with the same birthday to cause trouble”.

But idiots on the side of #apologizehorikoshi swear this is the case.

They’re seeing red and have lost their ability to rationalize or make sense.


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This is even after Shounen Jump made a statement about it, which Horikoshi retweeted.

And this is even after Horikoshi spoke on it himself.


“Many have heard that the name Shiga Log, which appeared in the jump this week, reminds us of a historic event. I didn’t mean that in the naming. We take your comments very seriously and will replace your name in the future.”

The argument of these crazies is Horikoshi didn’t get down on his knees and plead hard enough.

Or he didn’t beg forgiveness to the degree it would satisfy the critics egos.

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The #apologize_horikoshi campaign stems from this statement by Horikoshi, beause again – he didn’t “apologize” hard enough.


2. The controversy is blown out of proportion

Outrage culture is one of the most toxic things we’ve seen since the birth of the internet.

All it takes is one triggered idiot to drive a herd of sheep who will SCREAM down the throats of people on Twitter. Usually about something that’s

  • Untrue
  • Unfounded
  • Out of context

And based off pure assumption and emotion.

It’s understandable WHY there was an issue in the beginning.

A My Hero Academia characters name is related to WW2. And that naturally will get some people fired up.

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But it should have ended here.

It didn’t.

Now the controversy is been taken to the extremes and people are STILL driving it to the point of madness.

Even on Valentines day.

Related: 7 Types Of Fans That Make The Anime Community TOXIC


3. #SupportHorikoshi fans are true to the culture

People like this (and there are 100’s, even 1000’s of these tweets) are true to the culture.

They’re REALLY about that My Hero Academia life.

They’re not bias or blind to people making mistakes or blatant ignorance. But they see Horikoshi had no bad intentions when making My Hero Academia.

And that’s why after his apology, statement, and Shounen Jump’s statement – they support Horikoshi.

I support him as well.


A lot of the “outrage” culture aren’t REALLY My Hero Academia fans

It seems a lot of people are jumping on the bandwagon as usual and hating Horikoshi for hate’s sake.

A lot of the haters aren’t My Hero Academia fans to begin with, but so called “activists” who jump on outrage attached to Twitter.

And that’s why #supporthorikoshi is so:

  • Genuine
  • Loud
  • Strong

And unanimous in the anime community on Twitter and beyond.

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