European accents (and in general white people accents) are commonly perceived as attractive and endearing, while accents from basically any other part of the world are considered to be signs of laziness and disrespect and get routinely made fun of.
I get confused when people in my family or some of my friends have this attitude.
In my business college, we have a lot of students from Asia: Indian, Chinese, Korean… I absolutely love their accents. Coming to the middle of America to get your Master’s in Finance or Accounting? Wow you are someone to be admired.
Maybe that is why it is different for me. Students from Asia have ended up being the best teammates and even better friends. Now when I hear eastern accents, I am just happy.