Japanese Twitch streamer explains why she hates the word "weeaboo" - Dexerto

Japanese Twitch streamer explains why she hates the word “weeaboo”

Published: 6/Jan/2020 20:41

by Michael Gwilliam


Japanese Twitch streamer SAKURA Senpai voiced her anger at the word “weeaboo” during a January 6 broadcast.

Senpai, a variety streamer who speaks English and Japanese, wanted to share an important message to her viewers regarding the term which is often used to describe anime fans and enthusiasts of Japanese culture.

“I’m really angry about the word because if someone says ‘I love baseball’ or ‘I love basketball’ or ‘I love American football’ then no one judges you,” she said to begin her rant. “But if you say ‘I love anime,’ ‘I love Japan’ then some people make fun of you.”

For SAKURA, this was a double standard that needed to be addressed. “What’s the difference?” she asked her viewers, clearly annoyed at how people get judged by their peers for liking Japanese culture.

“If you like [inaudible] that’s okay. If you like Japan or something that’s bad? I don’t like it,” she continued. “Oh please, don’t be bad.”

The Twitch streamer also had some unique comments specifically for weeaboos who have negative views of their own countries while appearing to place Japan on a pedestal.

“Some weeaboo people look down at their country,” SAKURA observed. “Like, Japan is great, but other countries are not so great. That’s not true!”

It’s certainly a very interesting take for some, but it holds some weight. Many people are very impressed with Japan’s cleanliness upon visiting. For instance, famous Dragon Ball Z YouTuber Geekdom101 recently expressed how he was shocked at how there were no trash cans in sight yet there was no litter on the streets.

SAKURA added that while it’s true that Japan is stellar for anime, that’s not all there is to the country and its culture.

“If someone judges you, ignore it, okay?” the streamer added to conclude her message. “I love you guys.”

It was some good advice for the Twitch star and hopefully, that wisdom can propel her to great things in 2020. To begin the year, the verified user had 12,940 followers on the platform.

World of Warcraft

Twitch streamer avoids speeding ticket thanks to WoW Shadowlands

Published: 24/Nov/2020 10:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 10:57

by David Purcell


World of Warcraft Shadowlands finally arrived on November 23 and while one Twitch streamer drove home far too fast to load it up with friends, the Police officer who stopped them completely understood. 

As many members of the community will know, the game’s latest expansion will bring together loads of new and returning players for an all-new story. There’s Covenants to mess around with, new quests to try out, and many will have been rushing home to play it after work.

Though, speeding is against the highway code and by driving too fast you are putting others in danger – which meant one streamer was unfortunately told to pull over by the Cops.

Usually, this would lead to a speeding ticket, but after explaining their reason for going too fast – to get home and throw Shadowlands on – the officer came in clutch and decided to turn a blind eye in what was quite a remarkable story.

Shadowlands is finally here and some are getting a bit to exicted.

Shadowlands saves Twitch streamer a speeding ticket

On release day, streamer bbnogames was already playing Shadowlands when his friend called, who presumably also streams with him.

They said: “Bro, hahaha. The Cop was like ‘yo, you know how fast you were going?’ I’m like dude I’m so sorry, this game is dropping soon, all my friends are waiting for me.

“He’s like ‘Shadowlands?’ And I’m like yeah, and he’s like OK go!”


After that, he said he was just five minutes away and eventually joined the team playing online. After that remarkable exchange with the Police officer, things went without a hitch, when really he could have been left with a hefty ticket to pay for his troubles.

Instead, they were able to link up together later in the night and jump into World of Warcraft’s latest expansion. Maybe next time, he won’t be so lucky.