I would like to know why people would like being called a weeb instead of an otaku and why there is so much drama about "weeb", "weeaboo", and "otaku".
A weeb is just someone who likes anime or manga. Not culture, not video games, not the language, just anime and manga. While a weeaboo is someone who is so obsessed with Japanese culture and everything about Japan that it seems weird, annoying and cringe.
Otaku is a Japanese term for people with consuming interests, particularly in anime and manga.