I don’t watch yaoi anime simply because i don’t support the fetishization of gay relationships. most yaoi anime are basically here to be fap material for straight girls with a fetish for gay guys. There are some anime and manga series that manage to portray homosexual relationships in a good way, like yuri on ice or banana fish (only looking at ash and eiji here). another thing that is very harmful towards the gay community is the reinforcement of gender specific stereotypes with its seme/ uke bullshit, demanding that one guy HAS to behave like a stereotypical woman and the other one HAS to behave like a stereotypical man. in other words, i do watch anime that display homosexuality in a healthy way but not “yaoi”.
@Let06 yeah the problem is that in most yaoi the characters don’t even have depth or be granted to have a healthy romantic relationship, they’re just there to make out or to have sex. if you look at anime that are about straight couples, most of the time both characters have depth, dreams and actual feelings. they get a chance to live out their romance and go on dates and just be happy people. if you look at most yaoi on the other hand, both characters are just there to live out the physical aspects of a relationship, which kind of implies that only a relationship between a man and a woman can be based an actual love and a relationship between a man and another man can only exist for sex. and that is a very very harmful stereotype :/.