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Zaragoza

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Not anymore then anything else I would think. The correlation you could draw is that people that like games, anime, wrestling, comic books etc etc (and I mean REALLY like, enough to post on a site like here) have a higher chance of being socially "ostracized" for one reason or another and then lean further to one direction - be that right or left - then other people. You could also make the case for the idealized version of Japan because they're fairly xenophobic, etc etc but thats way beyond my knowledge and probably not a case I would even try to make.

But I'm just pulling that out of my ass as pure speculation.

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Rotus

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Possibly. I still think furry/terrible selfies are more likely to pop in with their exceptionalism, though. I do feel like anime avatars with girls in them are more prone to wild political escapades, compared to avatars with males in them, which usually pop up more in fandom related craziness.
 

TheCapybara

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I mean, I feel like there's a bit of a correlation in that a fair bit of the crowd of people that watch anime in English speaking countries tend to gravitate towards extremist opinions of which spending a lot of time on the internet is a hallmark as well, but I think most of it is, uh, what's the word, confirmation bias I think? People go online thinking, as you said, the vast majority of extremist opinions online are expressed by people with anime girl avatars, so while they don't really notice when someone without an anime girl avatar expresses an extremist opinion, whenever someone WITH an anime girl avatar that expresses extremist opinions shows up, they catch their notice, and as such they see that as their bias being confirmed. Of course, I might be talking out of my ass here.
 

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Most of my views on politics, society and the like are in the centre or at the left (but not extreme). I watch anime casually, yet I am a real fanboy of Western animation.

That's because all those things want to legalize pedophilia and anime avatars are only used by pedophiles.
Where is that meme coming from? Is it because most protagonists of anime shows are in their teens? That would be hebephilia and in Japan it is widespread and socially acceptable.
 

Snuckening

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It all comes down to autism- the weebs, the furries, the fixation with cartoons, video games, Pokemon, Sonic the hedgehog etc. Autists are drawn to those big, blank eyes, and pass-times where you have minimal interaction with actual humans. And autists are also drawn to reductive, easy-answer, extremist ideologies like alt-right, sjw-ism, inceldom, etc.
 

Al Gulud

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Their ideas aren't grounded in reality and are inspired by the shit cartoons they watch. On a side note there are so many white nationalists on twitter who are unironic weebs and I feel really bad for Hitler now. He doesn't deserve that.
 

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How do people with avatars of Western Animation compare though? Obviously the ones of the more autistic fandoms, i.e. pony or SU avatars, would be moreso.
 
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Webby's Boyfriend

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It all comes down to autism- the weebs, the furries, the fixation with cartoons, video games, Pokemon, Sonic the hedgehog etc. Autists are drawn to those big, blank eyes, and pass-times where you have minimal interaction with actual humans. And autists are also drawn to reductive, easy-answer, extremist ideologies like alt-right, sjw-ism, inceldom, etc.
I am a fan of cartoons and yes, in the community and many fandoms, there are a lot of autists as well as people with edgy political ideologies. I try to distance myself from all of them. And I dislike furries, because they take the whole "talking animal" thing far too serious.

How do people with avatars of Western Animation compare though? Obviously the ones of the more autistic fandoms, i.e. pony or SU avatars, would be moreso.
Ponies appeal to Ancaps while SJWs are fond of Steven Universe.
 
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