Note: This is not my opinion and I’m sorry if this seems more focused on weeaboos/koreaboos or AMBW related, please read below.
When I checked my stats, my top post (beside the Home page) was a response post I did a while back to an AMBW topic. The top search tag was also ambw. It surprised me knowing it wasn’t a J-Pop or K-Pop but upon seeing that, I’ve decided to write more posts on the topic and include a tag for “Interracial” posts that I may write in the future. Anyways, apart from the usual Why do you like Asians? that I hear, there were two questions that are talked about upon people that I thought I’d talk about: Why is it not okay to like only one race? and Why do people stereotype non-Asians to have a fetish for Asians?
- Why is it not okay to like only one race?
The idea that someone only likes one race gives the impression that a person could be ignorant and blind. You could focus on one race but never see right in front of your face that someone from another race may like them. Maybe that’s what most people need to.
Some people do feel offended by this as a racist remark – that you would seclude yourself to one race and others may wonder why. The reason usually falls to a negative conclusion by other people. Imagine that’s probably what some of the weeaboos/koreaboos do.
Also, a fetish? Which brings me to the second question.
- Why do people stereotype non-Asians to have a fetish for Asians?
The way people see it , the first words that people think about is: weeaboos and koreaboos. The fact that their vocabulary makes it seem like a fetish for their favourite idols or anime/manga characters. If you know the things they say about idols in their fandoms, you would not imagine how deep some of them describe some things. Take a look at fanfiction as an example and it tells you everything.
And the idea of finding their perfect look-a-like of an Asian celebrity they like just goes to show that some people find it hard to draw a line between reality and fantasy.
But then you could also think about people in general who just get stereotyped and are not a “boo.” The way people look less in the personality and culture of a person but more of their race and looks. The problem is that all we can see from a person is their appearance and attitude before they even speak so it’s hard to not base it on that. But to call it a fetish? I have no clue why.
This is however an unbiased, research post. As for my opinion, I have no clue what I believe to be right or wrong. I’ve never dated an Asian guy honestly. Plus these were only some things that I have noticed while talking with my friends and from observing the thoughts of others on the internet. You are entitled to like who you like for whatever reason you have regardless of gender or race.
Anyways, what do you all think about this?