Society That Sexualizes Real Minors Mad That Drawings Not Considered Child Porn in Japan

Many Americans support a ban on sexualized depictions of minors in cartoons and would rather stick to sexualizing real minors

Many Americans support a ban on sexualized depictions of minors in cartoons and would rather stick to sexualizing real minors

TOKYO, JAPAN – Westerners reacted with fury to the exclusion of anime and manga from Japan’s recent ban on the possession of child pornography, and then promptly went back to sexualizing real minors on TV, in magazines, and in campaign ads in papers and on billboards.

“The Japanese should be ashamed of themselves for allowing the possession of underage hentai manga,” said Stephen Brower, who has a poster of 16-year-old Kylie Jenner in a string bikini on the wall of his cubicle. “This is all because the Japanese child porn lobby is too powerful. I mean, I remember this fight all the way back to when I had a poster of 16-year-old Britney Spears in a cutoff schoolgirl uniform up on that wall. This has been going on for years! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to get back to my Little Miss Perfect marathon.”

Emotions ran similarly high in the entertainment industry, and several TV shows including Toddlers & Tiaras, Honey Boo Boo and Dance Moms featured dedicated messages extolling Japan for its refusal to ban drawings of things that aren’t real because they found their content objectionable. “I don’t drag my 8 year old daughter to beauty pageants and make her shake her ass in a skimpy outfit so that someone inspired by a Japanese cartoon can slobber all over her,” said June Shannon, mother of Honey Boo Boo star Alana Thompson. “Our daughters should have a safe and supportive environment in which to dance on stripper poles on national television at age 10.”

A high-ranking Western government official told Anime Maru that the fact that Japan has less cases of rape per 100,000 people than Canada, the U.S., France, Spain, Italy, Ireland,  Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, the U.K., Belgium, Sweden, Australia, Korea, and the Philippines, among others, was no excuse for their government refusing to ban art they didn’t approve of.

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