Re: Why isn't Naruto Respected?
It's not that he is not respected, is that he is feared.
The kid is the Jinchurikki for the strongest Bijuu in all the nations. Jinchurikkis are known for being emotionless and cold (like Gaara).
Sadly, people are afraid of what they cannot understand, and Naruto is one of these 'things'. They fear that Naruto might go crazy and unleash his true power on Konoha.
I am sure the memories of Kyuubi attacking Konoha are still vivid in many minds, especially on those that lost dear people to the attack.
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