Yaoicon: “Avoid The Cameras If You Don’t Want to be Seen”


Controversy had emerged mere days before the opening of the fabled homo-for-ladies event that is “Yaoicon“, as the event organizers announced last minute that Vice Media will be present to conduct a “documentary” on the event – causing many to claim this act to be a violation of their right to privately attend a public event for the veneration of man-on-man manga.

The announcement made by the official Facebook page four days before the event, which laid out the options for concerned event-goers “if you don’t want to be seen by the cameras, then avoid them”:


Afterwards, a hail of negative comments flooded in due to their being little notice and no “consent waivers”, causing Vice Media to retreat from their potentially great scoop which many were assuming they would merely use to bash the yaoi community for being grotesque perverts:


Some of the concerned comments on social media:










Yaoicon has since issued an apology over the whole ordeal:


One of Vice’s previous documentaries on Esports, with the main reporter apparently being more concerned with chatting up cosplayers than doing his job:

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    Avatar of w
    Comment by w
    10:15 09/10/2017 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Well they do also know that there is nothing stopping any random person to hang outside the venue and take photos of everyone coming and going. If they are on public property at any point coming or going, IE sidewalks, they have no reasonable expectation of privacy legally.

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    Comment by MayoiNeko
    19:47 09/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That really depends on where you live though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:41 09/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Roaming around in a public place is one thing, you can't really expect the people around you to forget your face anyway, but appearing on TV is another one entirely.
    Meeting your boss over there to realize they also are a fujoshi/fudanshi doesn't matter as much as being exposed on mass media.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:39 09/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why not just proudly come out of the closet and declare that they are indeed Fujoshi? It's not like it's a great sin to be a Fujoshi or anything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:54 10/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't see what's wrong with fetishes unless it involves violence against another unconsenting individual.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:18 09/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i am racist, i don't like blacks, jews and black jews.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:05 09/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why not proudly come out of the closet and declare all your fetishes? That doesn't roll well anywhere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:13 09/10/2017 # ! Good (+0.8)

    That's great and all, but more importantly, I want to stick my dick in Astolfo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:55 10/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...it might go the other way around

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    Comment by Kurocha
    06:44 11/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You say it like its a bad thing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:17 09/10/2017 # ! Good (+0.7)

    If you're too insecure to be filmed at a yaoi convention, then you have no business being there in the first place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:24 09/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    To be fair it was vice. Knowing their track record I wouldn't want to be filmed by them no matter what they were recording.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:45 09/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Right of privacy in a public place? Fucking leftards...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:56 09/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm glad the community reaction caused Vice to back out. Vice is an absolutely trash news outlet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:40 09/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I want to be a huge faggot but nobody must know my horrible secret.


    Oh yeah lets go to a huge convent that sounds like fun.

    Idiots everyone involved is retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:26 09/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Completely understandable reaction.

    Conventions don't give people enough notice on things like celebrity attendees, events, and so on.

    Youmacon near me is still updating their line up and it's less than a month till the event! The badge sales have been closed and just now are things looking interesting enough to buy one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:26 09/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hah. Funny.

    Turning this into a side show last minute is indeed an unexpectedly pleasurable twist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:58 10/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    hahaha.................. really?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:50 12/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lulls... Double standard much? when it's guys, who gives a Fuck... when it's about females "Trigger" the revolt... (It's such bullshit!)

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:00 12/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If there is something abot loli or shota (lolicon, shotacon), then someone else would be interested with a list of potential criminalist... Yaoicon can make a problem in countries full of neonazis who hate (and fight) LGBT.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 10/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Vice arn't exactly known for being open minded and trying to show things in a positive light
    I can understand why you might not want them at your event, I'm surprised Yaoicon even said yes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 09/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is bizarre and gross you dumbass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:45 09/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    >confuses vice with viz

    homo lovers sure are retarded

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