Personal: I was recently asked, “How do I feel about yaoi?”. I replied, “I don’t mind it, it’s just not my cup of tea”. I don’t really enjoy yaoi, with there being a few exceptions to the list. Frankly, I believe that yaoi is lacking as a genre. It seems like typically it’s rip off your clothes and screw me. There are some anime/manga where it goes in deeper and deals with not just the characters homosexuality, but the way that they interact with each other as well. Personally, I enjoy yaoi that don’t have sex in it. I’m sure of my sexuality, but two guys going at it is really not what I enjoy in an anime, manga, scratch that ANYTHING. Two guys kissing doesn’t cut it for me either, but that’s often relevant to the plotline and not as smutty. I’ve read stuff like Yakuza in Love that wasn’t terrible, but didn’t cut it for me. I have yet to see or read a yaoi that proves yaoi is nothing more than homosexual sex.
My Issue: The fans. I try my best to resist discriminating against anime fans, I really do. It’s just so difficult to do it when the fans sit right in front of me plopped on the floor giggling and getting so excited over something that should be done at home. I wouldn’t bust out Black Bible and fap in front of you, so why would you? It’s even more so difficult when I do try to give yaoi a chance and you fans post “kawaii ><!!!!!” over and over. Give some actual detail as to why it’s cute. I’ve met some very nice fujoshi over the years, intelligent, well-kept and such and on occasion induldge in the yaoi and talk to me about it as I pretend to care and nod my head nonchalantly. Sadly, not all fujoshi are like that. Personally, I think it’s the same feel as moe otaku. They couldn’t socialize properly, their social life was on the rocks, and being a virgin just overlapped their confidence.
Overview: It’s there, it will always be there. Yaoi is not the worst thing to happen to anime/manga and people who refuse to look at certain anime because of their yaoi overtone are seriously missing out. It’s not a cancer, and it is not terrible unless you make it so. I can simply at the click of a mouse evacuate from the site that hosts NarutoxSasuke doujinshi and let it be. I leave you with this, the honest damn truth that fujoshi refuse to accept: