I was talking to someone and I realized that America essentially has its own loli in the form of Betty Boop.
She’s canonically a minor (based on everything I could find from Google, she’s about 16 at the oldest), and is drawn to be sexually appealing… By all means, she’s the American equivalent of a loli.
Keep in mind she was created by adults who drew a character that is canonically a minor, is meant to be lusted after by the viewer and is considered attractive in-universe… Like lolis can be.
Her creator, Max Fleischer, was never deemed a threat to children despite creating a cartoon where a minor was sexualized. Why is that?
The people who have expressed attraction towards her aren’t usually deemed to be threats towards children… But lolicons are for the same reason. Why is that?
No one, since the 1930s, has had an issue with this minor character existing… Why is that?
In all her 90 years of existence, Betty Boop has not been connected to normalizing abuse towards minors, despite being a loli in all but being created in Japan. Why is that? This one in particular is pretty much the sum of what I’m asking, as you’d think America would be fine with the “normalization” thing if this cultural icon exists and is deemed acceptable (despite, you know, being a fictional sexualized minor).
So, if you’re against lolis, it’s only logical that you’re against Betty Boop too.