A 43-year-old Japanese comic book and animation fan says he was a victim of age discrimination because a Beaufort County employee wouldn't let him attend a club meeting for teenagers at the Bluffton library earlier this month. The county's library director, however, said it's simply a case of a miscommunication that's been blown out of proportion. The library has a series of clubs and programs aimed at children and teenagers. In this case, library director Wlobek Zaryczny said that because of an oversight, one manga club flyer failed to denote that the meeting was age-limited. Manga is the Japanese word for comics.
"I've been an anime (Japanese for animation) fan for years," said C.J. Palmer, the Bluffton resident. He had brought a backpack full of old mangas and anime to share with the group. Unaware of the age limit, Palmer said he was upset when he was barred from the meeting and furious at how he was treated by library employees when he tried to file a complaint. He said he's contacted the American Civil Liberties Union about a possible lawsuit. A weekly library events calendar reads "Anime/manga enthusiasts welcome!" and lists a date, time and location, but no age limit. According to Zaryczny and Palmer, one of two flyers for the event also failed to list the age limit. Zaryczny said that "one of the flyers does not indicate age, and I could certainly see where there could be confusion there. ... Just call it a slip-up on our end. We should have indicated teens only."
"The best we can do is to apologize that there was this oversight on this one particular flyer," he said. Zaryczny also said he wanted to apologize to Palmer "for his time and effort coming to the meeting."
"But to say that there was age discrimination is incorrect," Zaryczny said. If it's discriminatory to set age limits, "we couldn't have any programs for children or for teens," he said. Zaryczny said the genre has a following nationwide and suggested that if there's enough local interest, the library would consider starting a manga club for adults.
this is how /a/ will be treated in the future
This pisses me off so much. It's not a GENRE, it's a MEDIUM.
Lol, old people.
>"we couldn't have any programs for children or for teens,"
Because childrens programs are only watched by children, and never by adults.
This thread is now about foxy grandpas.
Washizu is moe~
How the fuck does the library expect pedos like him to meet new children?
This is why you hide your power levels
It sounds like he went into the program expecting a lot of children to be there so he could show them his oldfag nostalgia manga to seduce them, and decided to sue them when his plan backfired. A brilliant plan indeed, but he'd probably have more luck with Naruto and Bleach crap.
I can imagine a certain group of people looking down on him just because he was an anime/manga fan.
AT FORTY-THREE YEARS OLD.
The discrimination, it buuuuurrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnnnnsssssssssssss
WASHIZU SAMA HA TOTEMO KAWAYUSU DESU NE!
I want to run my fingers through his silky grampappy hair.
Sheesh, I'd admire that man even if he's 65 years old
Real anime fans are old people, not some stupid white-ass teen that reads shonen jump at onemanga
Program meaning set of activities, not television program.
YUKKURI SHITE ITTE NEEHHH!!!
By the time we reach 40s, anime/manga may become popular enough as long as Japan keeps providing quality shows.
100 bucks says this guy is from /b/.
but he's not underage
The thing is...well, you HAVE been observing the quality to QUALITY ratio of what Japan currently churns out, right? I might be jinxing here, but I don't think the amount of QUALITY anime would be surpassed by whatever quality anime Area 11 makes.
Moeshizu is my ultimate sexual fantasy.
The ratio doesn't matter when it comes to importing products. No need to watch every single show. Just pick the excellent up. If good shows come constantly, casual viewers won't even have a chance to see crap.