Crunchyroll Removes Comment Section to 'Reduce Harmful Content'
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Crunchyroll Removes Comment Section to 'Reduce Harmful Content'

Jul 08, 2024 4:15 PM

Crunchyroll has announced the removal of its comment section across all platforms to create a safer and more respectful community environment. This decision is aimed at reducing harmful content, preventing misinformation, and improving user experience. The streamer disabled all existing user-generated content, including comments and reviews, following incidents such as the review-bombing of the BL anime "Twilight Out of Focus." Although many users are upset with this change, Crunchyroll has encouraged fans to engage on their social media channels and reassured that the site's rating system will remain in place.

Why did Crunchyroll remove the comment section?n

Crunchyroll removed the comment section to ensure a safer, more respectful, and higher-quality environment for users. This move aims to reduce instances of harmful content and prevent misinformation.

"Twilight Out of Focus" is a BL (Boy's Love) anime that premiered on July 4 during Anime Expo weekend. The series faced significant backlash with users engaging in homophobic review-bombing, which likely influenced Crunchyroll's decision to remove the comment section. The show delves into the complexities of same-sex relationships and has garnered attention for its portrayal of LGBTQ+ themes, making it a notable entry in the BL genre. Despite the controversy, it continues to be a topic of discussion among anime fans.

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