Because anime fans are "purists" and "elitist nerds who are culturally appropriating animation from another country", as said by the decadent hair dyed suburbanite white woman who is really straight but claims themselves as gender fluid and thinks anime should refer to all animation as in Japan like a true faggot weeaboo.I know I am going to regret asking this, but why is Anime on one of the shirts? What is their problem with anime?
As a song told me, "Fake MCs outta hang em higha". And in this case, fake anime artists ought to hang them higher.Having love and respect for the original genre really is key, and I agree that it's something western media is sorely lacking right now. I think another example of this is that Japanese parodies often seem to work by taking the genuine elements or structure of a genre and inserting silly, irreverent, or absurd stuff into it, whereas modern western parodies just seem to rely on making fun of tropes and throwing in some edgy or gross humor. Even if the creators claim that they actually love the thing they're parodying, the parody itself always gives off this vibe of "this thing is so stupid, and I'm way too cool for it".
I definitely get that same feeling from a lot of Tumblr artists who claim to be anime fans, and the creator of this show. It's as if they like the idea of anime in the sense that they want to enjoy something animated and geeky that other self-professed geeks like, but they don't actually enjoy anime, which is why they're constantly trying to convert characters to their own lumpy art style to "fix" them and coming up with headcanons and alternate universes.
The basic SJW opinion of all media seems to be "I want to like this thing because it would give me hipster cred, but I don't actually like it the way it is. You need to change it around so I like it more."