Man refuses to throw away “racist” collection after girlfriend demands it

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A Japanese man's love for plastic models of tanks and planes has caused a rift with his American girlfriend of 9 months. She has demanded he throw out half of his collection because she believes they are racist and fascist. Despite trying to explain that it is just a hobby and he has no political motivations, she has threatened to break up with him if he doesn't comply. The man is torn between his love for his hobby and his love for his girlfriend. Is he in the wrong? Let's find out.

Model collector stands up to girlfriend's demands to discard collection.

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Love vs Collection: Should a hobby ruin a relationship? ❤️✈️👩‍❤️‍👨

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Japanese man's 'racist' collection causes cultural clash with American girlfriend.

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Man refuses to give up “racist” collection despite girlfriend's demand

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Compromise fails as girlfriend demands racist collection be painted orange 🙄

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When demands fail, destruction ensues. 🤨😔

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Model collection causes relationship tension 🤔

A Japanese man's hobby of collecting plastic war machines has caused a rift with his American girlfriend who deems them as racist and fascist. He refuses to throw away his collection of 40 tanks and planes from various countries, causing his girlfriend to threaten to break up with him. Despite trying to explain that he has no political motivation behind them, his girlfriend is firm on her stance. The man is torn between his love for his girlfriend and his attachment to his years-long collection. This raises questions about the acceptability of these models internationally and whether the man's girlfriend is justified in her demands. The situation escalated when the girlfriend demanded that he paint all the models completely orange, even the ones that she did not have a problem with. The man refused and now the girlfriend is accusing him of cheating and has destroyed his collection. Read on for the reactions and comments on this controversial issue.

NTA for collecting models, girlfriend needs to chill out 😒

Bayoris | Bayoris

Japanese man defends 'non-racist' collection, warns girlfriend may damage it 😬

Slow-Bumblebee-8609 | Slow-Bumblebee-8609

Fascination with taboo subjects doesn't equate to support. NTA.

GothBatBaby | GothBatBaby

Museum replicas are not racist. Girlfriend is controlling. #NTA 😒

UnencumberedChipmunk | UnencumberedChipmunk

NTA stands firm on “racist” collection amidst anti-fascist sentiments 💪

WebbieVanderquack | WebbieVanderquack

NTA's harmless hobby under attack by girlfriend. Red flags everywhere 🚨

Chief-Aldo | Chief-Aldo

Historical military vehicles or Nazi memorabilia? NTA explains.


Debate over whether a collection can glorify fascism 🤔

antisocial-potato- | antisocial-potato-

Collecting historically accurate models isn't racist. Partner needs education 📚

No_Durian_3730 | No_Durian_3730

NTA and cultural double standards: girlfriend wants Japanese models thrown out.

Snowymountainsbear | Snowymountainsbear

Model tanks aren't racist, collecting Nazi memorabilia can be important 💪

JudgeJed100 | JudgeJed100

Moving on from a breakup, NTA has support from the comments 💔❤️

HappyDaysAreHere32 | HappyDaysAreHere32

Collection isn't racist, girlfriend overreacting. 🚗

yeaqx | yeaqx

Plastic models aren't racist, let her go 💔🙅‍♂️

ShaneVis | ShaneVis

Engaging response to NTA comment and witty reply.

Talentless67 | Talentless67

Girlfriend's double standards called out in model train debate 🚂

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Break up with her 💔. NTA for keeping your collection.

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Is collecting a model tank racist? The girlfriend demands it gone.

Thatcsibloke | Thatcsibloke

Historically accurate models of military vehicles > racist propaganda 🤷‍♂️

Ermithecow | Ermithecow

Don't let anyone discard your treasures! 🙅‍♂️

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Collection kept for historical purposes, not political statement. NTA.

zZombi__ | zZombi__

Defending Japanese culture & history: man keeps 'racist' collection. 🛩️

WrightOff | WrightOff

Don't let 'woke' culture control you. Keep your collection 🛩️

MerlinBiggs | MerlinBiggs

Keeping a collection doesn't make you racist. NTA 🤝

andreaali04 | andreaali04

Defending a collection of German tanks against girlfriend's ultimatum 🚫

ScroungingMonkey | ScroungingMonkey

Debate over trivializing racism in America vs. other countries.

Kakuhhhhhh | Kakuhhhhhh

Debating the morality of owning historical memorabilia 🤔

Thatcsibloke | Thatcsibloke

Crafting plastic models is a harmless hobby, not racist 👍

Scurrica | Scurrica

When your American girlfriend wants you to toss your collection 😒🗑️

Possible-Bread1816 | Possible-Bread1816

Comment defends man's 'racist' collection, calls out girlfriend's privilege. 🤔

scranice3 | scranice3

Scale models aren't racist, girlfriend is TA for accusing him. 🤷‍♂️

Signal-Television510 | Signal-Television510

Keep the collection, dump the girlfriend. NTA 😎

Lizardgirl25 | Lizardgirl25

Debate over Israeli tank's racism sparks political discussion 🔥🇮🇱

gabehcuod37 | gabehcuod37

American defends controversial collection amidst racism accusations 🔥

caraijuana | caraijuana

Stand your ground and keep your collection! 💪

SailSignificant5812 | SailSignificant5812

Collecting models not racist, girlfriend's view hypocritical. NTA. 🤝

Valeriesredditacc | Valeriesredditacc

Historical reproductions aren't political or racist. NTA for keeping collection.

PlumbOtter | PlumbOtter

Model collector defends against girlfriend's racist accusations 🐅

SGTRoadkill1919 | SGTRoadkill1919

Confusion over girlfriend's issue with Israeli tanks in racist collection 🤔

TheBaumfaeller | TheBaumfaeller

German person supports keeping “racist” collection, asks for pictures 📸

LossCultural7601 | LossCultural7601

Scale replica collecting compared to museums, NTA 🤔👍

NotYourMommyDear | NotYourMommyDear

Controversial comment on girlfriend's hypocrisy sparks debate 🤔

NuclearSalmon | NuclearSalmon

Collection of historical models defended against girlfriend's demands ❤️✈️

Graflex01867 | Graflex01867

Defending a collection from a 'racist' label. 😤🚫

Forever_Damaged | Forever_Damaged

Stand your ground! 🤜 Don't let her control you. 💪

Fantastic-Alps4335 | Fantastic-Alps4335

Demanding justice for destroyed 'racist' collection 🤬

J-D-P03 | J-D-P03

Collection defended as not racist, girlfriend called an idiot 🤦‍♂️

oregondude79 | oregondude79

Man's girlfriend destroys his "racist" collection; he considers legal action.

Rural_Bedbug | Rural_Bedbug

Collector defends hobby against girlfriend's 'racist' accusations. 🛩️

Willing-Rip-8761 | Willing-Rip-8761

Stand your ground 💪. Girlfriend needs help 🆘

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Commenter defends man's refusal to dispose of collection, calls out controlling behavior. 😎

reuben_iv | reuben_iv

Military history defended against 'woke' girlfriend 👀👀

3rdeyeopenwide | 3rdeyeopenwide

Collecting German stuff doesn't justify throwing away collection. NTA.

HisDudeness316 | HisDudeness316

Defending historical military hobby against girlfriend's misguided offense. 🤨

Alarming-Instance-19 | Alarming-Instance-19

Model collector stands firm against girlfriend's demands 💪

Daddy_Muttonchop | Daddy_Muttonchop

Passionate collector defends hobby against unjustified accusations of racism 🚫🙅

Dave-Swort | Dave-Swort

Girl destroys 'racist' collection, NTA seeks legal action

CoolFrosting | CoolFrosting

Model planes and tanks are not symbols of racism. NTA.

Mrx-02 | Mrx-02

Collecting historical models ≠ collecting fascist propaganda. Girlfriend overreacting. 🤔

sulevosanni | sulevosanni

Military collectibles not inherently racist. Girlfriend sounds controlling. NTA 👍

Ann3Nym | Ann3Nym

Hobby or hatred? Defending a 'regular' collection of model tanks.

squidgepethick | squidgepethick

Defending a collection accused of racism against a 'woke' girlfriend.

KimmyStand | KimmyStand

Collecting doesn't equal racism. Let your hobbies be yours. 🤝

SaikaTheCasual | SaikaTheCasual