This YouTube video by Clownfish TV reports on a viral Twitter post alerting Japanese manga and fan artists to Western “cancel culture.” The post is written in both Japanese and English, and is a response to a rash of weird criticisms of Japanese art. This is helpful not just to the Japanese, but to anyone trying to navigate the modern cultural landscape.
After a brief correction stating that the creator of the post is not Japanese, the video begins by reviewing Twitter’s political correctness going too far. The post begins:
“ATTENTION, JAPANESE ARTISTS! Are you currently being, or have you ever been harassed by multiple accounts on Twitter because of one of your works?
“We understand that in recent days, many users on Twitter have decided to target Japanese artists for several reasons. A character’s skin tone. A character’s outfit, or bust size, or clothing. What often follows is a massive amount of negative comments, urging you to change or remove your artwork from the platform.
“You have not done anything wrong by posting your artwork. Your creative vision has merely attracted the attention of some bad actors on this platform, who will seek to silence you because your creative vision does not agree with their standards.”
The post then describes the profiles of Twitter users who commit these attacks. They are often younger than 18; have “BLM,” “ACAB,” or other far left slogans in their bios; explicit gender pronouns; various far left emojis, including the Communist hammer and sickle; alternative lifestyle choices; alternative gender identification; etc.
The post continues:
“You may ignore any criticism from these accounts. These should be considered warning signs that the user you are dealing with is either a person under the age of 18, a person lacking in mental stability, or a person otherwise lacking in mental maturity. All of said users have one goal in common. They are here to push an agenda. They wish to silence you, to suppress your ability to present your artwork, because it does not fit with their ever-fluid standards.”
“You are likely being singled out as a potential victim of ‘cancel culture,’ which is a mob tactic of shaming any form of expression that does not fit an established set of criteria that is admittedly Western and very Socialist. As a result of exposure to ongoing propaganda campaigns, said instigators will be young, will not be Japanese, will have no understanding of Japanese culture, and will not be exposed to the cultural norms of mangaka or Japanese social norms.”
“Understand this. These people DO NOT represent the majority of Western culture. Most of Western culture consider these people to be immature, obnoxious, and otherwise racist against Japanese creators. These people DO NOT represent the dominating mindset of Western views on Japanese artwork. They are children, who are seeking a purpose, and acting as they have been indoctrinated in their twisted and malformed view of globalized equality.”
Clownfish TV and other channels have criticized Twitter in the past. It appears to be the root source of cancel culture, because the Establishment Media and many corporations pay so much attention to it. Therefore, the loudest and most manipulative voices on the platform get their way. Too many Western entertainment companies, sports organizations, and institutions, have given leftist Twitter mobs credibility. Western grassroots are waking up to the psychological and organizational abuse of the elites, and warning whomever they can.