Every Monday, YouTubers Joey the Anime Man and Aki Dearest join forces to bring you The Anime Show, an hour that covers what’s hot, what’s not, what’s new and what you should be watching in the world of anime!
In the latest episode, Joey and Aki tackle the issue of cyber-bullying and online trolling, specifically what has happened to the director of the Death Note Netflix movie in the weeks after its release.
The reception to the Death Note movie has been generally poor amongst the fanbase and anime fans (Joey and Aki included), and some upset fans have taken things to the next level by cyberbullying and sending death threats to the movie's director, Adam Wingard. In fact, things escalated to the point where Wingard had to leave Twitter.
Needless to say, Joey and Aki weren't happy at the cyber-bullying directed at Wingard and the duo have some strong words to say about certain extreme areas of anime fandoms. Regardless of the quality of the content, this doesn't warrant any form of cyber-bullying, particularly those extremists who think content quality is more important than treating a person like a human being. Criticism should be leveled at the actual work, rather than throwing personal attacks at content creators for supposedly "ruining" their favourite anime series.
Ultimately, Joey and Aki reiterate that cyber-bulling is never okay and death threats are far lower than any bad content created, Death Note or otherwise.
Listen right here to Joey and AkiDearest discuss cyberbullying and why online trolling is "disgusting" at the 23:45 mark:
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