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Sorry, folks. I’ve been out of commission with a migraine most of this weekend. I should be back to regular posting tomorrow, knock on wood (but not on my head).

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Leda Atomica
Leda Atomica
4 years ago

Will someone review Mundane Matt’s review of Sarkeesian’s review? Review-ception!

Gipsz Jakab
Gipsz Jakab
4 years ago

First off, glad you’re starting to feel better.

Second, this is rather off-topic, but I just couldn’t find a better place to ask. Specifically, I’m looking for some insight from reliable people in the Steven Universe fandom (as in, people who don’t throw around “social justice warrior” as a blanket insult for anyone they don’t like, and don’t fly into a fit of rage at the mere mention of Tumblr), and I know there are some people here who qualify.

So the gist of it is that I ran into this accusation just recently:

[A vocal minority] of the Tumblr side of the fandom are self proclaimed “social justice warriors” who have attempted to try and keep people out of the fandom for reasons like “being white, male, or heterosexual,” while others (including fans on Tumblr who detest the “social justice warrior” mentality) have pointed out how hypocritical it is for said vocal minority to try and keep people from enjoying a show which displays acceptance and diversity, and how racist and sexist the aforementioned “reasons for keeping people out of the fandom” are. This only managed to become worse when an incident of [sic] October 2015 lead to a huge backlash against this vocal minority when they bullied a fan artist on Tumblr (who is female, half Latin American, half Asian, and disabled) into attempting suicide.

While I’m not going to automatically dismiss accusations of bullying, there are so many red flags in the phrasing of this accusation that I’m inclined to believe that, while not necessarily an all-out lie, this could be severely twisting the truth.

Is there anyone more in the know than me who could clarify this?

Falconer
4 years ago

All I know is, Ian JQ and Alex Hirsch from Gravity Falls have said they’re not going to police the art that fans make of their shows, so some Tumblrites have decried them as child porn apologists.

I hadn’t heard about the attempted suicide. Basically, I have no information about all this, and I didn’t even know there was one individual artist behind it. I thought it was a reaction to Rule 34 in general.

tov01
tov01
4 years ago

@Gipsz Jakab
I recently came across that same story on Rational Wiki. They linked to this news article:
http://www.dailydot.com/geek/steven-universe-fanartist-bullied-controversy/
And this picture of one of the tumblr posts in question:
http://imgur.com/Snw8Fyg

tov01
tov01
4 years ago

Sorry, I was trying to post a link, not embed the post!