So I personally don't really give two turds about the arp ships nor do I get excited that is captained by anime "girls".
But if anyone has been on 4chan back in the days, the whole situation about Japan and some anime is self-explanatory some are innocent and some of them are not. Although in this situation I don't really think the people mostly western people aren't excited just because they are girls, but just because they like the show. That these people refuse to believe some anime content is shady is perfectly normal, as all people who are a fan of specific things naturally go into defense mode if people critique it. But on this specific topic, I think this whole argument went overboard because instead of just saying "I want a opt out option because I don't feel the need to see the ships in any shape or form" there was a person who fueled the fire by suggesting those girl captains will get you in jail etc. What is wrong and offensive to the people who actually enjoy the show and don't use it for other means. And personally, I think this show doesn't really come close to what some people think it is. Trust me there are far worse Japanese anime shows that do actually come close to what has been suggested.
Just wanted to share this picture what is actually created in you guessed it Japan. Like I said there are really some really shady shows in Japan that would raise eyebrows and not in a good way, well at least for most people.
But I wouldn't be prejudging a person for something he likes and loves to watch as entertainment, also this has been offered by WG them selfs I really think your out of your mind bringing up the pedo card to win an argument.