There are 2 main reasons why many westerners who hate our Anime are accusing our Anime as pedophile stuff, which are :
1. Because those westerners are plagued by pedophiles which proven by fact that they committed the biggest numbers of pedophile crimes in the world, there is no near comparison for the pedophile crimes they committed compared to us Asians or even to other races. In fact those westerners are "importing" many of their pedophiles trash to other race including many of them captured by us Asians in our Asian countries, that is a clear evidence of how chronic the pedophile's "plague" those westerners have.
2. Because those westerners are look much older than their real age [ more details ] while we Asians make our Anime characters based on us Asians who are look much younger than our real age [ more details ]. As a result our Anime characters who are over 17 years old while who are also look over 17 years old are end up look like 12 years old or younger to those westerners. This is one of the 3 main reasons why those westerners always look weird or always fail cosplaying our Anime characters.
Because of those 2 reasons, those westerners are tend to label other westerners who are into Anime as pedophile who then looked-down at in the west. But whatever reasons they have, our Anime are not pedophile stuff because like any other sane peoples in the world we Asians also have the the law that marriage are only for those who are over 17 years old including in our Anime.