I don't see a difference.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Some niches are simply to be as niche as possible. Having been exposed to that sort of world for quite some time, I can safely say that I understand the appeal, and it just makes the experience even worse. For all that it's good for, there are some really sick and screwed up mindsets and ongoings happening in East Asian pop-culture. As with any country. But the social stigma just incubates this stuff to no end. Foreign people can come in, not understanding as they simply approach it as the shallow, fun niche as they think it is. But if you've had prolonged exposure in a very real-life setting to this sort of stuff, it just seems sickening. I try to avoid talking about it as much as I can, which is why when people post anisong stuff like this (well, not like this, this stuff just happened to be stereotyped by western media, it's pretty benign, mind you - stuff of the same vein as this, I should say) I force myself from not commenting. In this case it was hard to hold back.
Muppet might not be able to listen to Hawkwind (which is an odd one out from the other stuff she mentioned, but I won't pry - I for one think of only exciting and fun things with Hawkwind). I can't do stuff like pop-culture anisong anymore. It's...well I wouldn't say it's fine if you like it, but out of political correctness, I must tolerate it. And I do.