I've been thinking about this for the last couple of weeks. What is it, exactly, that causes some people to have such an adverse reaction towards people who are ABDL? Is it just about the diaper? If we wore kiddish clothing but did not wear the diaper, would people be less freaked out? Is it the idea of not conforming to age norms?
I think it's a mix of all of this but I just don't understand the ferociousness of some reactions. I haven't experienced them, but we've all seen them whenever some program exploits us on TV or something.
Tell someone about another fetish you may like and at most, you get a raised eyebrow, at worst, an "eww" or "not my thing". At best, a new playmate. Tell them you like diapers and suddenly you're the strangest oddity on the planet.
What are these people so terrified of?
If I had to guess, it's a sense of anger that someone is defying their chronological age. Who are we to act out of accordance with how old we are? And what would happen to them if they ever felt the need to regress? That thought may very well terrify them. The diapers add the gross-out factor to their outrage.
I can understand someeone being, meh, not for me. I don't get why some people become unhinged about it.