Final Fantasy VII Remake: Some fans are mad because Barret "looks white"

DiipuSurotu

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Oct 25, 2017
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Debate about his voice aside, there is some surprising amount of complaints from some "fans" of Final Fantasy VII who are of the opinion that Barret looks too white for a black guy in the Remake:

Did they fucking whitewash Barret? #FFVIIRemake

Wait a second. I just rewatched this several times in a row and why TF does Barret look white? Are my eyes playing tricks on me? Is it my phone screen? What is going on here?

Also, what is up with Barret's hair? That shit looks relaxed and ain't no way Barret would use a relaxer or press. And I'm not even gonna get into his voice. That shit sounded like a white man try'na do a 'Yo, yo, yo!' black man's voice.

My self being a black man only concern with the trailer was why did they made Barret less black than he is. I want Barret to be a gruff black guy. Thats how I remember him.

Other quotes from Twitter:
Also on Reddit:
I've even seen complaint about this on ResetERA itself. What do you think? Should Square Enix have made Barret's skin darker and his hair more curly in the Remake?
 

TheMadTitan

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Oct 27, 2017
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As a black person, he looks like a black person to me. Not like he isn't under some crazy, unnatural light conditions in the trailer.
 

nsilvias

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Not all black people look the exact same. Making him have stereotypical features would be just as bad.
Alot of black people are really light...
 
Oct 30, 2017
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To me nothing is wrong with Barret... also nothing wrong with Aerith and there are fans calling her ugly.

Some fans will just complain about everything even when they are not true.
 
Nov 3, 2017
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You're not a fan if you think he looks white? Crazy

Compare this


to the newest trailer and he looks a lot lighter to the point where I'd make a case but I think the worst part is the beard
 

FarisR

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Oct 25, 2017
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I posted this in the other thread. Folks need to learn about how light works. I took a screencap from a clip in the new trailer that was close to the lighting of the 2015 trailer and the skin color looks the same.
 

ChristianH94

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I’m more disappointed that Barrett isn’t gonna find an English equivalent to saying &$*%#^!+%# or whatever exact symbols he did in game
 

Glass Arrows

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I'm not trying to downplay concerns from black people but I always very much under the impression that it was the lighting, if anything.
 

"D."

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My complaint is his voice (as well as Cloud and Sephiroth's) seems to have changed
 

Jencks

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Oct 25, 2017
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He is standing next to what is likely an explosion or a raging fire. He looks exactly as he did in the 2015 PSX trailer under "normal" lightning conditions.
 

Musubi

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I'm not black so I can't really comment with authority on this but uh...qualifying black characters because they aren't black enough seems really off to me. Dude is obviously black. Maybe on the lighter side but Black is black.
 

sredgrin

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Oct 27, 2017
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Do we really need to highlight a small handful of tweets with like 5 likes and act like it's an actual conversation?

That being said, his hair looks off for sure.
 

Ænima

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Looks like a black guy to me. Seems more to me that some "fans" just like to have something to complain about. The white guys also dont look like a regular white ppl, its an anime art style mixed with realism.
 

Hollywood Duo

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Oct 25, 2017
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SMH, yeah lets just make him as stereotypical black guy as possible, I'm sure everyone will be much happier with that.
 

MechaX

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Yeah, I’m willing to bet it’s just lighting at this point (even Cloud looks kinda fucked in some scenes).

Now, if SE ends up pulling Virtua Fighter Vanessa type of whitewashing, then yeah, SE would deserve to get fucked for that
 

Sou Da

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Oct 25, 2017
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Did you really make a thread off a handful of people on twitter with like 5 likes each?

This is YouTube tier.
 

funky

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Personally I cant wait for comers of the internet to be made they made FF7 remake too PC by making it about environmentalism.