Japanese artist Oharuchan apologizes on Twitter for “racist” Nessa art

1 : Anonymous2021/03/14 06:24 ID: m4pozn

Said art (now deleted)

The apology

2 : Anonymous2021/03/14 07:46 ID: gqvq0cr

Saw this in my Twitter timeline.

Lemme just go ahead and copy paste the response the person quote tweeting one of the cancellers, who had an anime character black washed to use for their profile icon, said.

Clears throat.

Fuck Western Twitter.

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Fuck Western Twitter.

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one of the cancellers, who had an anime character black washed to use for their profile icon


It's okay to blackwash but anything else is racist. GJ

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One of them instantly plugs their gofund me after their tweet got 300 likes. The grift behind this is so obvious

3 : Anonymous2021/03/14 06:34 ID: gqvlbu9

Is it actually recent art or are SJWs STILL pushing those pieces that were made like 2 years ago?

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And the racists harrassing the artist unironicly blackwash asian characters

"Its fine if WE do it"

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Doesn't matter, could be put out yesterday and still be perfectly fine. Westerners whitewash Mulan to fuck and back and you don't see Asians crying about it all the time on Twitter.

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Lol these children are just a copy of people who get butthurt about Muhammad drawings lol.

4 : Anonymous2021/03/14 08:32 ID: gqvsqyn

One of these fools has a 100% blackwashed Kocho Shinobu in his profile yet somehow lighter brown skin Nessa is racist.

I need a better way to inform japanese artists to ignore these freaks.

5 : Anonymous2021/03/14 08:38 ID: gqvt4zz

I hate how spineless these Japanese Twitter artists are. They cave into the smallest amount of western pressure. Passive aggressive my ass. If they were passive aggressive, they would apologize, and not delete their artwork, while continuing to do what they were doing.

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It's less about being spineless and more about avoiding participation in Special Olympics which is arguing on the internet.

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I don't think it's being spineless. In Japan, there are many different forms of apologies. Ever see a business CEO crying snot and bowing deeply, taking whatever error has happened onto his shoulders? That's a thing you'll only see in Japan.

I think the artist was trying to do one of those non-apologies that is inoffensive and appears to be an apology to us westerners.

It's a cultural thing we don't understand unless we understand Japanese culture.

6 : Anonymous2021/03/14 07:33 ID: gqvp76w

The notion that Nessa is black is fucking retarded. If someone in a manga or an anime or a game is supposed to be black, you'll know. The Japanese aren't very subtle when it comes to including certain telltale characteristics. Sorry woke twitter, you don't have a monopoly on the origin of tanned skin or lack thereof.

It sucks this artist was harassed but it also pleases me greatly that the societal dregs are still letting this dead issue take up real estate.

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They will take any Gal and say shes black instead of fake tanned up the wazzo Are these two African Americans now?

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99% of the time, a dark skinned anime girl is usually just a japanese girl with a tan, or of Ainu or Okinawan descent. Plus as of now, Pokemon has no equivalent to Africa in it's own universe. But yeah, all anime characters should be assumed to be japanese until stated otherwise by the creators.

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Isn’t the most recent Pokémon game based in the Pacific Islands, essentially? I’d assume she isn’t black, but Maori.

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I'm expecting this to pop up a lot more with the coming of Nagatoro next season.

7 : Anonymous2021/03/14 09:00 ID: gqvug41

Wish these talented artists would stop posting their works on twitter. The amount of hoops one has to jump through to not get cancelled is ridiculous, plus I don't want to give that site any traffic.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/14 09:46 ID: gqvx0bn

what's supposed to be racist about that art? is Markle supposed to be black but this picture is too lightskinned to be black?

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A lot of Americans still buy into the "one drop rule," the idea that having even a single black ancestor makes someone black, but conversely a black person with a single white ancestor (which a lot of blacks in the US have) won't be considered white. Hell even someone who is half black and half white is considered black more often than not. It gets worse with famous people as black Americans are desperate to claim anyone, yet at the same time will criticize other black people for "not being black enough," even recent immigrants from the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa who, surprise surprise, don't base their entire identity on the amount of melanin in their skin.

9 : Anonymous2021/03/14 13:01 ID: gqw94qt

Send the artist a DM if you’re on twitter (they’re open last time I checked). I did and she replied saying she is encouraged by the support she is getting. She will continue to draw

I really wish there was some way to alert Japanese twitter about all this. We can’t keep putting out fires. We have to stop them at the source. Our continuing inability to reach across cultural and language barriers in a way that reaches every ear is an ongoing challenge. We all know not to give the complainers the time of day but how do we make sure everyone knows?

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We don't even get to put out fires but hopefully back up the artist since we don't spend every waking moment on Twitter like these mental patients.

By the time we learn of this crap it's ended one of four ways; artist stands firm, artist bends over or artist deletes account/Twitter bans him.

We need to know who has the ear of most Japanese artists and ask him/her to warn the others about tumblrtwitter's intolerance for anime.

10 : Anonymous2021/03/14 07:50 ID: gqvq813

Oh for fucks sake.

11 : Anonymous2021/03/14 07:41 ID: gqvpnih

Never apologize for the retardation of others

12 : Anonymous2021/03/14 08:34 ID: gqvswop

Im black, and I hate that people are trying to make this artist out to be a racist because they drew a character with different skin. Its art people its ok to change things..

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Especially since it's just fan art. It' not like the show uses that version now.

13 : Anonymous2021/03/14 10:56 ID: gqw0ziu

I'm so fucking tired of this shit. I spent yesterday doing white a white skinned version of my Nessa drawing and pointing at any racist woke unhappy with it. I'm tired of this people cancellin everyone for the slightest perceived offense while taking no consecuence of their own.

14 : Anonymous2021/03/14 14:18 ID: gqwdgfy

There are Twitter accounts that do nothing but black and brown wash light skinned anime characters and their tweets regularly go viral and get praised in the same circles that attack japanese artists for drawing dark skinned characters a few shades lighter. Fuck these miserable clowns.

15 : Anonymous2021/03/14 18:07 ID: gqx65y0

Disgusting twitter mob strikes again, even more sad since the two pieces of art of Nessa were really good.

16 : Anonymous2021/03/14 13:08 ID: gqw9gom

It's time to find the accuser and mass report for harassment. It's not like said person needs twitter, as SJWs already have tumblr for that matter.

17 : Anonymous2021/03/14 19:23 ID: gqxisjn


18 : Anonymous2021/03/14 08:20 ID: gqvs2ix

Racist was art,

Apologies due,

Poor Onaruchan

Mou shinde iru.

19 : Anonymous2021/03/14 17:47 ID: gqx2p4q

Nothing beats the dumb fuck complaining about it with a link to his gofundme...

20 : Anonymous2021/03/14 14:23 ID: gqwdu7t

This shit is silly enough as is is, but...

Anyone who has ever invested more than a few dozen hours into watercolor painting knows that that making large areas of dark color look good can be tricky with such highly translucent paints. Every brush stroke wants to develop pools of saturated color at it its edges, and the darkers and more saturated that color is in the first place, the more pronounced that edge will be and the more messy it will look. That's why this artist was sparing with the black even when it came to her hair.

With light colors, you can careless. You can push them around on the paper and unfuck your mistakes, but with dark colors, you will ruin things very quickly and you can't paint over them because trying to paint over dark things with light, translucent paint is pretty much impossible.

This artist simply took the easy option of doing a light, airy looking watercolor piece (as most water color pieces are, precisely due to the nature of the paints).

21 : Anonymous2021/03/14 17:48 ID: gqx2sos

i never got the whole you have to make a character the exact same skin color / shape / personality as in the original content when doing fanart, it's fanart who cares, are these twitter people also going to complain when they see those MLP fanart of characters people make and say "well [insert character here] isn't actually a pony so you should delete this and apologize"

22 : Anonymous2021/03/14 11:58 ID: gqw4osa

Asians LOVE lightening their skin for performances. See Peking Opera, Japanese Geisha, Chinese animations. It's a distinct characteristic of Asian art. They've loved pale skin even before contact with whites. No one is thinking about race when they see Peking Opera.

It's like asking why ballet has fancy ass dresses or white stockings. It's accepted as part of the medium. You don't bring a fucking tuba to a tea ceremony either.

Who decided Nessa was X race? I don't recall Pokemon taking place in the real world. Who exactly is being "insulted?" Nessa could be Japanese, Italian, or Chinese for what we know.

You know what's actually racist? Having every Asian character in "western cartoons" be colored some weird jaundicey yellow or slant-eyed shit. Go watch real Chinese animations, the characters are drawn with WHITE skin. Asians don't see things in skin color but by place of origin. That's why westerners get confused when they see Japanese characters with blue eyes and blond hair; they've codified nationality as something defined by "skin color" rather than place of origin. Now that is racist as fuck.

Unlike SJWs, many Asians don't base nationality purely on skin color. They will exaggerate certain features (languages, skin tone, local customs) to highlight the difference in national regions. There are people drawn with darker skin in manga (Okinawans) that are still considered 100% Japanese. But you still have people crying how Brock isn't black or black enough when... he was never black in the first place. But of course, to your average westerner, dark skin must = black! So the Japanese are apparently making fun of blacks/Africans, even though they weren't even thinking about race, because many Japnese have always considered Pokemon a Japanese show about Japanese people. No different from African shows having all African casts.

The sad thing is the art has a massive amount of likes, but it takes one bad apple to ruin it for everyone else.

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But of course, to your average westerner, dark skin must = black!

No, pretty much just Americans. If you go to the UK, the South Asian population is considerably bigger than the black population and more culturally influential too. Hell the South Asian population in Canada is larger than the black population too, especially Panjabis, but they get a lot more American media so I don't know how visible they are. There are very few black African immigrants to Australia, so I would assume Aussies would associate dark skin more with Aborigines. And of course in parts of East and Southeast Asia dark skin would just be associated with farmers, fishermen and other people who work outdoors.

23 : Anonymous2021/03/14 15:34 ID: gqwkz0f

This artist earned my follow. Absolutely gorgeous artwork.

24 : Anonymous2021/03/14 14:25 ID: gqwdzo5

Apparently it's not art if the artist makes their own version of something.

25 : Anonymous2021/03/14 15:36 ID: gqwl5p6

How is that "racist"

ffs USA.

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Please don't lump me in with those virtue-signaling half-wits.

26 : Anonymous2021/03/14 15:40 ID: gqwlll6

Americans think the world revolves around them and it seems that SJW's are no different, even when they pretend to be.

27 : Anonymous2021/03/14 06:25 ID: gqvkpd9

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I am Mnemosyne reborn. PC LOAD LETTER? What the fuck does that mean? /

28 : Anonymous2021/03/14 20:22 ID: gqxs9h0

Never give in to bullies. If you do, they will torment you forever.

29 : Anonymous2021/03/14 20:22 ID: gqxsale

Was Nessa ever supposed to be black? I don't get why that's the default assumption. I always figured she was more supposed to be South Asian looking, but its a fictional setting so who cares?

30 : Anonymous2021/03/14 08:25 ID: gqvsc0m

i... don't see the problem. if it was the official company or in a different art style, but...

31 : Anonymous2021/03/14 20:24 ID: gqxsicv

Seriously people should just stop listening to these mentally ill people.

32 : Anonymous2021/03/14 20:50 ID: gqxwx4r

Ugh, why would this fool apologize.

33 : Anonymous2021/03/14 21:05 ID: gqxzeca

This stuff sucks man. It really makes me hate all these people involved. Not the mention the art isn't even racist. She still looks the same. Damn racist assholes.


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