0 Morty Asked: July 9, 2019In: Culture Why do fans of eastern media (kpop, anime, etc) use dysphemistic labels (Stans, Otaku, etc) to identify themselves? 0 Why do fans of eastern media (kpop, anime, etc) use dysphemistic labels (Stans, Otaku, etc) to identify themselves? In: Culture Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted OldHellaGnarGnar Added an answer on July 9, 2019 at 10:38 pm Not sure about stans, since I’ve never seen anyone call themselves that. With Otaku, most western people have probably only had exposure to that word through the anime they watch. The anime I’ve seen don’t really make it seem like a terrible thing to be called. It seems more like a word used to tease people, rather than actually offend anyone. It seems the same as calling someone a comic book/video game nerd. That used to be derogatory, but now people are proud of being into nerd/geek stuff, so it doesn’t hold the same meaning. Until I read this post and Googled it, I wasn’t aware otaku was used in a serious derogatory way. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse What is the capital of UK? ( London ) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.