Everyone is obsessed with Netflix's new series Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, which encourages you to clean up your house by only keeping items that "spark joy." The show, based on Kondo's books, has become near ubiquitous on the internet, and that's because not everyone loves her methods.
A few bad eggs have gone so far as to make racist comments about Kondo speaking Japanese, which she does for a majority of the show, because she's... well, Japenese. Many suggested that she begin speaking more English, and some just straight-up make fun of her accent in front of a national audience.
Not everyone is crazy about Kondo's organization methods. Her tips for organizing books in particular has earned her more than enough hate from Twitter users.
Calling Kondo a "monster" might seem like a pretty mild joke to some, however, this is just another instance in which she was dehumanized for her personal beliefs. Besides, she never told people that they should only keep 30 books. She merely said that's what she likes to do in her home. Keep as many books as you like at your place, though.
This author's tweet caused so much controversy that she made her account private.
Novelist Anakana Schofield made her Twitter account private after she received backlash for her tweets. She said that "every human needs a v extensive library not clean, boring, shelves." She goes on to thank people for the response she received and even suggested they fill those shelves with her books. Classic.
Even some of her American TV appearances seemed to be making fun of her.
At the beginning of the year, Kondo made a few TV appearances to promote her Netflix show. Late-nights hosts such as Jimmy Kimmel seem to be making light fun of her and her methods. You can see in this segment of the show where he interviews her that he's not taking it seriously and is kind of making fun of her for laughs.
Not that Kondo has to prove anything, but she can certainly speak English.
Kondo is perfectly capable of speaking English. She gave an hour-long talk at SXSW in 2017 talking about her tidying method.