I wrote about the drama surrounding My Hero Academia the other day:
- My Hero Academia Outrage Continues As Fans BURN Manga
- My Hero Academia’s Fascist Because Bakugo Shares Birthday With Hitler?
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.
#WeSupportYouHorikoshi #SupportHorikoshi I made this Twitter not even in hour ago to say that my hero academia has changed my life in so many ways. It has given me so much so don’t let this trolls get to you because you have so many people that will support you! pic.twitter.com/s2s0qtJg0d
— michael (@michael25675058) February 14, 2020
I honestly can’t believe people getting mad about the character’s birthdays. You guys are being ridiculous. This is Not Very Plus Ultra of you 🙁
Keep up the good work Horikoshi-san! All the true fans are here for you! #SupportHorikoshi #WeSupportYouHorikoshi #ganbetteHorikoshi! pic.twitter.com/Gk3PdQOm1M
— Kata5 (@Kata582705551) February 14, 2020
If you’re offended by artists making historical references in their work, you have a problem. Calm down, learn some history and stop attacking Horikoshi and other artists for what they put in their work#horikoshi #SupportHorikoshi #WeSupportYouHorikoshi
— Angelica Hoskins (@amy_yaku) February 14, 2020
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
— Brando (60%) (@madEON_BREAK) February 14, 2020
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”.
Bakugo… as adolf hitler…….. i’m leaving https://t.co/2cP0PauUcC
— Yiboki Cookie (@rainnniedays) February 10, 2020
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.
This is even after Shounen Jump made a statement about it, which Horikoshi retweeted.
— 堀越耕平 (@horikoshiko) February 3, 2020
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.
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
— who do I stan now? (@Zaref_kun) February 14, 2020
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
- 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.
But it should have ended here.
Now the controversy is been taken to the extremes and people are STILL driving it to the point of madness.
Even on Valentines day.
3. #SupportHorikoshi fans are true to the culture
Listen all u #APOLOGIZE_HORIKOSHI and other # Supporters u guys dont want an apology u just want to hurt someone say bad thing without thinking about the consequence. U all enjoy hurting ppl !!! I will 4ever #SupportHorikoshi #WeSupportYouHorikoshi pic.twitter.com/ziY2dg06tW
— Jin (@bearskichen) February 14, 2020
Cuz yall getting on hori over kacchans bday being the same as a war leader yall fiends #SupportHorikoshi bro yall attacking him for petty shii and its pissin me off let this man be! Hes out here making art and inspired me for my own style! Stop bullying him (vol 26 background😤) pic.twitter.com/vNQ094aQZp
— Sami is queen 💞💖 (@SmallMighty715) February 14, 2020
I’m Japanese and I just want to say thank you very much to everyone around the world for supporting Horikoshi-sensei. I was in tears after browsing through this #SupportHorikoshi hashtag, I’m sure many Japanese fans feel the same. Thank you so much ☺️ 💓💓💓
— M #SupportHorikoshi (@mm16391671) February 12, 2020
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
Don’t react to the haters of Horikoshi and Bnha, at this point you’re just giving the trolls and crazy people more emotions and reactions that they’re feeding on. If there weren’t any attention to them in the first place, maybe the disaster wouldn’t have happen #SupportHorikoshi pic.twitter.com/PwoeOdKYcM
— Anastasia Shikhgamzaeva (@Schihgamzaeva1) February 13, 2020
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:
And unanimous in the anime community on Twitter and beyond.