According to this poll at Japan Probe, 31% of their readers (who took the poll) are scared of anime fans - quite a large number which prompted me to search for "anime hater" - to my surprise, I find that there are quite a few folks out there who really hate anime - they also hate folks who watch anime too.
One of the first search results was for a "anime sucks" petition which has comments like...
"Anime is lame and TOTALLY GAY!!!! It is made for Japanese school girls and pervy old men. If you are niether of the former and you like anime, then you are gay and should be ashamed of yourself."
"I agree with this with all my heart! Death to ANIME!!!"
"If your over the age and still watch anime your a pathetic loser. that SH#T needs to stay in japan."
"Anime is the reason why every good cartoon from here in america and all the world have gone down in ratings and been forced to be cancelled,Damn you Japan and your stupid alien bug-eyed girls with big breasts and mini skirts!"
And if you are interested in hearing more from anime haters then the search terms "anime sucks" brings up 41,000 results.
The lady below talks about her hate for "anime obsessed creatures" - she disabled video embedding so you need to go you YouTube to watch it.
RoastedSand would like to "share his rant" with you below. Brad below talks about how "Anime is stupid in my opinion." And hulkamainiac92 has some advice for anime fans below.
While I respect the opinions of others, I do find it interesting that some folks dislike other folks for hobbies or interests that one may have - reminds me of the hate mail I get telling me how I shouldn't be spending my money on figures or writing about Japan.
I didn't know about this subject until I done that search - was you aware of anime hating and what do you make of it?
BTW, the group of Haruhi on the desk is just some of the Haruhi figures I have - one more in the car. Uploaded to the wallpaper pool.
Oh and that petition just reminded me - please do not post gay-ist comments - we should not use language that discriminates against folks who are gay/straight, black/white, male/female, prefer 2D/3D girls etc ^^