Tokyo ESP Episode 8
Human = Good
Esper = Bad
I know it may be a little far-fetched, but in my opinion, the portrayal of the society’s mindset towards espers is similar to the portrayal of our real-life society’s mindset towards the LGBT community.
Being Gay will lead to loss of trust in society.
Being Gay is not the correct behaviour of a child.
Being Gay will destroy your future.
However, everyone does not realise that…
Being Gay isn’t a choice.
It’s not like people want to be gay; they are just born that way, with a preference towards the same gender. Just like the espers, they became what they are naturally as the fishes passed through their bodies.
Imagine if you are the one that the fish passed through, and thus, became an esper, would you want to be subjected to the same hate that espers face by the society?
Imagine if you are gay, would you want to experience the prejudice and discrimination the LGBT community has to go through?
Imagine if you are different from the rest, would you want to receive inferior treatment just became you are deemed as having an ‘incorrect’ behaviour?