Freddie Prinze, former teen heartthrob now mysteriously gnarly grown dude, is on the marketing trail for the Mass Effect anime flick Paragon Lost (he voiced James Vega in Mass Effect 3 and reprises the role in the movie).
In an interview recently, he used the terms Japanime and Japanimation. Which, as he explains, is kinda understandable! The guy is 36, and those used to be totally acceptable terms for the medium of Japanese animation. For many they still are; Amazon, for example, still has a category listing called "Japanimation".
But no, hardcore anime fans had to freak out, going after the guy not just for his use of those words, but also because he called it a cartoon.
Seriously? It is a cartoon.
No wonder the dude has a smirk on his face for the first few seconds on this "apology" video, which rightly turns into more of a "hey, whatever, you guys take this shit too seriously" video.
Countdown to N7 Day - Freddie Prinze Apologies [Paragon Lost]