You didn’t say I called her that, sorry! I just wanted to make that clear here on my end because of how you didn’t separate what I said from your message to people who did very well. Also I think that I shouldn’t have said imply. That was pretty bad word choice right there. What happened was that the person did not color darker skin well that resulted in a lighter skin tone rather than looking like the light from the fire. And when it was called out she even admitted it. But then she acted like it wasn’t a big deal and that’s part of the institutionalized racism thing I meant. Sorry about that. I’m not very good with words and that’s really my own problem. But because I messed up I’m going to leave this link right here so you know where I’m coming from. This is the artist that’s talking to hotaruarc now that I mentioned in the earlier post. This probably explains things better. (http://missveryvery.tumblr.com/post/20162112599).
i didnt say that’s what was said, i said it was implied. implied from the way they blew up the recoloring issue more than why people were upset. anyway i didnt call her anything. i dont know her.
i thought the bigger issue was when they responded and implied that people recoloring their art was worse than institutionalized racism. but from what i understand they also talked to another artists more aware about these things and stuff is okay now.
art (c) http://hotaruarc.tumblr.com/
My head is literally in the desk right now.
her skin doesnt look at all white to me in this pic oh MY GOD JESUS
oh for fuck’s sake GUYS SHE’S NOT WHITE
THE ARTIST CHOSE TO USE A PALER THAN NORMAL PALETTE
THAT’S WHY A MAJORITY OF THE FIRE IS COMPLETELY WHITE AS OPPOSED TO BRIGHT YELLOW OR SOMETHING
i’m not even into korra but ive seen so many people bitching about this picture when she doesnt even LOOK white in it
DUDE. THIS IS NOT FUCKING WHITEWASHING.
THIS NEEDS TO FUCKING STOP BECAUSE I AM GETTING SICK OF IT.
(I’ve been mistaken for being Hispanic, when I am African American. And some people didn’t even know I was that. NOT ALL OF US “PEOPLE OF COLOR” ARE FUCKING “DARK ENOUGH” FOR YOU.)
That’s not quite what they said. They got angry when they saw the recolor and said it was the worst thing that’d ever happened to them, and people jumped on that and started calling them a privileged white girl and whatnot. Then they explained that they were mostly Asian and they were talking about the worst things that had happened to them art-wise and not about life in general. So, all the people calling them spoiled and white shut up.
Well, the artist didn’t really imply the issue was bigger than institutional racism either. :| And I didn’t say you called her anything, I was telling you what happened.
From your comment, I got the impression that you weren’t quite aware of what happened, and I went ahead and explained it. I’m not sure how my explanation was confusing, though. I used the pronoun “they” a lot because I don’t know Hotaurarc’s gender. That’s the only confusing thing I could find. In any case, I read Missveryvery’s response on the hole thing, and I still feel like people are making a mountain out of a molehill. I seemed more like she was saying “yeah, you’re sorry, but you’re not sorry enough,” which, frankly, is just dragging on the drama. This went from being a group of well-intended extremists to something of a witch hunt.
As a PoC, I really think this was an artistic mistake, and Hotaurarc’s reaction to the paint over wasn’t meant to trivialize racism. They were upset someone painted over their work without their knowledge or permission, which I could understand, especially in this case when the paint over made things worse. I’ve dealt with/scene real racism before, and really, an inaccurate painting of a fictional character (of a fictional race) just isn’t it.
I don’t mean to yell at you. Sorry if that’s how it comes across. I’m mostly venting about the whole thing in general. XD