Been a while since I posted a serious one of these. The following topic was one I felt was not necessary to discuss, especially not around here because (for the most part) I consider this blog a welcoming one. Unfortunately recent events revolving around one anime in particular brought out some…unpopular opinions.
So Netsuzou Trap. Quite the controversial series in the Yuri Nation to say the least. For readers who are on the fence on checking the show out, know this: It is not a show meant for viewers who like their yuri pure, clean, devoid of sensitive subjects or centered around girls/women. I will go into more detail when I review the sucker but suffice to say it is not for everyone.
Here is the thing. I will avoid mentioning names but base arguments on what I have seen and heard on the internet. As mentioned in the introduction NTR is a controversial show that brought out some unpopular opinions that go beyond “this show sucks”. The first batch of comments online do not deserve to be called opinions, more like insults. Put simply, there were people online throughout NTR’s televised broadcast that insulted others who enjoyed the show for what it was: a show about “cheaters” when really the cheating is more of a plot device than the central focus. How does that make any sense? Certain people dislike the show, fine. It is not for everyone. But to sit behind a monitor/phone and type demeaning comments to people who do enjoy the show is too much. Just because people like the show does not mean they condone “cheating”. The show is a “twisted hot mess” of a drama with a Telenovela-esque plot or something seen on The Lifetime Television network or possibly the Hallmark Channel, except this one does not have evil/vindictive relatives. Again more on this when I review the show.
Next up is another little tidbit I did not expect to see around here, bringing up discriminatory opinions. During this writing I have been blogging for over six years I never felt a need to bring this up because fans and visitors who frequent the blog are polite and respectable of others, occasionally lashing out in fury against an episode or show that upset them but not against fellow commenters. Then NTR happened and suddenly some came out and said people with certain sexual preferences are either weird or disgusting. Whether it was or was not intentionally meant to belittle a group who are attracted to one or more sexes it still comes off as discriminatory and that kind of talk is not welcome around here. Now it is no secret that I am not the most polite person on the planet and at times have got riled up over disagreements about media I digest (be it anime, wrestling, games etc.) but never would I go as far as insulting someone for their media or personal preferences. I have no right to judge someone for their tastes. As long as they are not engaging in any criminal conduct then there is no reason to ridicule other people, unintentional or otherwise. I learned the hard way that a person always needs to be careful about what they say. If a person messed up then apologize…or at the very least keep all discriminatory opinions to one’s self lest the intent is to cause trouble…then you’re on your own.
Point is, be it on this blog or anywhere else, do not judge, discriminate or ridicule other people for what they like. Every single person on this planet has an opinion. Some will agree with you, some will not. Some will like the show you enjoy just as much, others will hate it or not think as much of it. The same goes for a person’s personal preference. That is life. #DealWithIt!