This Nessa (from Pokemon SwSh) whitewashing controversy is kinda blowing up in the art community right now

Ashlette

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I promised to post a WIP today so I will show what I have. All critiques are welcome.



EDIT: Added a watermark
EDIT2: Future versions will be posted in this thread.
 
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Wetwork

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Oct 27, 2017
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Wow. This is disgusting and the absolute most racist thing I've seen come out of this. Holy shit.

EDIT: The guy's twitter is NSFW, I reported his patreon and patreon has been tagged several times on twitter.
 
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Modern

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Nov 26, 2017
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Christ, just saw that Twitter post and I cannot even begin to wrap my head around why exactly people are siding with nonces like him. Like you cannot even argue that this isn't blatant racism at this point. Using the wrong shade? "Uh, it's just color theory!" Blatantly drawing the darkskinned character as white? "Haha that's just to get back at you smelly liberals for policing other peoples' art!" But then how can you possibly defend this shit? "Uh, it's just a monkey, what are you even complaining about?"
 

AdamE

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Oct 25, 2017
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Christ, just saw that Twitter post and I cannot even begin to wrap my head around why exactly people are siding with nonces like him. Like you cannot even argue that this isn't blatant racism at this point. Using the wrong shade? "Uh, it's just color theory!" Blatantly drawing the darkskinned character as white? "Haha that's just to get back at you smelly liberals for policing other peoples' art!" But then how can you possibly defend this shit? "Uh, it's just a monkey, what are you even complaining about?"
There are many many people who are unapologetically racist. Some hide it behind “it’s just a joke lol!” Or so called “irony”

But these are the same people who would argue that it’s okay to avoid dating black people, or why it’s totally fine to do blackface.

They’re utter cowards who’s sole existence relies on edgy humour, especially towards “SJWs” because other edgelords on the internet will laugh at them. They have no moral compass and are worthless.
 

Thorn

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Oct 25, 2017
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You know before I leaned "Eh its fan art whatever. " but after that POS art...yeah fuck these people.
 

WetWaffle

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The amount of artists getting ticked off about genuine concerns of whitewashing that they resort to doing shit like this is hilarious. Like the seethe on play here is fucking palpable, lmao. Bless Nintendo and Game Freak for getting a bunch of folks to show their asses.
I want this drawing to haunt this guy for the rest of his life. Every job he applies for, whatever this fuck does, I hope this is front and center. Let him be rejected and scorned everywhere he goes. Until he's penniless, with nothing but a box on the side of a road to call home.
 

Village

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Idk much about The Patreon but It's enough to make the Artist alive every month?
Patreon porn money can be some really good money. There are folks who have started projects that had people shelling out thousands of dollars and then abandoned them running with the money.

Thristy folks pay a lot and in some cases may be willing to ignore the artist's offences. That said I think his patreon shows donors, not dollars, so we don't know how he's living
 

Ashlette

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Thristy folks pay a lot and in some cases may be willing to ignore the artist's offences. That said I think his patreon shows donors, not dollars, so we don't know how he's living
Indeed. Sadly some people are too selfish to think about potential ethical ramifications. So they end up empowering the wrong people, like that racist idiot, to do stupid shit.
 

Kokonoe

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Oct 26, 2017
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I got people in my discord to report the image, people in this thread are reporting this image, I reported the image and.....twitter still fucking sucks.
 

Heyrule

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Wow. This is disgusting and the absolute most racist thing I've seen come out of this. Holy shit.

EDIT: The guy's twitter is NSFW, I reported his patreon and patreon has been tagged several times on twitter.
I usually roll my eyes when I see people on here say "Yikes" to some pretty subdued stuff, but I said "Yikes" outloud when I saw that. That's gross.
 

AmbientRuin

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Let me show you how not racist I am by being hella racist
Take that SJWs



I am bleeding. Making me the victor.
 

Cien

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Oct 25, 2017
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Twitter won’t do shit about it. Nothing is going to happen to this ass. I would be surprised if it is anything other than outrage. He has already done this kind of shit before and is doing just fine.
 

Rotobit

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I just got this notification for my report from a couple days ago



But the tweet is still up? C'mon Twitter
 

ShyMel

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I received the same update as well. Really disappointing to see something so obviously racist is still up to see. Wish Twitter actually cared.
 

Crossing Eden

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Wow. This is disgusting and the absolute most racist thing I've seen come out of this. Holy shit.

EDIT: The guy's twitter is NSFW, I reported his patreon and patreon has been tagged several times on twitter.
Honestly surprised it took this long to devolve into pure unadulterated racism instead of the "I'm not racist BUT" racism variety.
 

Jave

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Everybody just keep reporting that user. Even if nothing happens people do need to voice their opinions and Twitter must know that this shit is unacceptable.
 

Foot

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They found it violated rules? But there are no consequences for violating rules?? Genuinely confused.
 

Village

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Yeah, all of y'all gloating about the repercussions he's going to face should at least be bothering to report his Patreon page for hate speech.
Yeah like homies out here like " way to ruin your chances of a job " chances is , he may make so much patreon and commission money he may not need one. You want actual consequences you gonna need to go after how he does business.
 

lvl 99 Pixel

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Got the same Twitter non-notification. I don't know if reporting his Patreon will do much if that image was not related to that service?
 

Sixfortyfive

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I don't know if reporting his Patreon will do much if that image was not related to that service?
You can link the Tweet while filling out a report on Patreon. You need to sign up for an account to access the ability to report though.

So it'd probably be best for you to do that and move on rather than just feed this more oxygen.
 

Kate-Yelkovan

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I find it kinda weird when people say things like this. Maybe because I'm black, but I've always thought about how fanart of black characters is whitewashed fairly often. Back in the mid-2000s, I wanted to make an avatar of Meredy from the game Tales of Eternia. But of course, it was tough for me to find suitable art of her that wasn't whitewashed, and that was very disappointing to me.

At the time, I wouldn't have even mentioned my disappointment to anyone, because I didn't really feel like anyone would care. But now, I'm very happy that more people are actually thinking and talking about these subjects. Except, suddenly other people are yelling "everyone's offended" and call people SJWs when it's brought up for some reason.

I mean, I'm not even offended by this particular fan art — I like it, I appreciate that they drew it, and I even go as far to understand how a well intentioned artist possessing less experience with (drawing) black people might run into trouble. And they didn't pull a Mr. Popo or a Chocolove McDonell or an Osaka Brown. But at the same time, it raises the age-old question on whitewashing dark skinned people, and it's just as worth talking about and exploring as it's always ever been.
This is the best comment on the whole thing tbh, it is good that people are talking about it even though some of the criticisms toward the original artist have been a bit harsh. It doesn't make anyone an SJW to be upset, though. That one person definitely shouldn't have downloaded the original art and changed the colors then not taken it down when the artist asked, that was disrespectful imo