Spy x Family when first announced back in 2021 was a wholesome fandom in the
Manga fans were already aware of its:
- Wholesome vibes.
- Cute moments in the
- Overall story.
- Facial expressions.
And a lot of the things Spy x Family fans have come to like since the
As usual with
That controversy is usually:
- Out of context.
Or nothing but scapegoating and in many cases,
This and even the NEW
What went wrong?
It all started with this ONE image of Spy x Family. Or I should say screenshot….
A TikTok user went VIRAL for claiming Anya is being “sexualized” by her dad in the first episode of Spy x Family. And understandably but foolishly, the internet exploded and gave it too much attention.
It got to the point where it was impossible to ignore this story anymore, especially with clickbaiters foaming at the mouth of this controversy since it naturally attracts attention and views.
Then the 2nd and 3rd episode came long and there was another mini viral moment of a Tiktok user claiming the anime promotes child trafficking.
This again sparked outrage, arguments, and more from people defending the
Unsurprising to anyone all of this leaked over into Twitter’s pipeline, and since Twitter and Tiktok are neighbors it only made the problem worse.
Next comes racism in the Spy x Family community
Anya Forger was drawn as a black girl by an artist on Twitter…. NOT to change the narrative like Japanese fetishizers will argue, but to simply make fanart out of Anya because she’s a character everyone likes.
As an artist you redraw things all the time to either challenge yourself, try something different, represent something, or because it’s fun.
The racism spiraled out of control and all the Japan worshippers (not regular
Daily Dose of
This is what eventually lead to J-List calling out clickbaiters in the anime community like
Chibi reviews and other supporters add to the fandom’s toxicity
In a now privated video by Chibi Reviews who said “some people create an entire personality out of hating on certain
He made an entire video about this one person who doesn’t feel like the
Still, the community took it personally and dog piled the guy.
The toxic fandom has only gotten worse during May 2022
There’s a big difference between:
- Criticizing an
- Disagreeing with people.
- Sharing your opinions.
- Speaking your mind.
- Being racist because you’re comfortable behind a computer.
- Being an absolute weirdo and creep.
- Behaving in a way that’s toxic just because you don’t agree with something.
- And hating on something for no apparent reason.
When looking through the screenshots the latter is exactly what you can see. Some of the things people are saying about Spy x Family on Twitter are downright pedo or close to it.
It’s these nasty minority of fans who make the entire
Fans who are outright racist, visceral, or insecure about their favorite
There’s bad on all sides of the fandom in all sorts of ways. And the Spy x Family fandom is now officially one of the most toxic fandoms in the
Blame Tiktok, blame Twitter, blame outrage manufacturers, or blame your emotions for reacting to it.
Whatever you blame it is what it is and a lot of people are now avoiding it all together.