>>92732 >>92734 The hair not being curly is probably the only objectionable aspect here, and definitely not something worth all the harassment she ended up getting. The skin coloring is clearly another case of strong light sources similar to that one Korra fiasco from several years back. You can tell by the color and contrast of her arms, wrists, and sides of her face, and I think the artist even pointed this out explicitly but got accused of making shit up to cover her ass anyway.
>>92737 I am not making any particular comment on this specific piece, merely pointing out the RIDICULOUS nature of saying "they're Asian!" as an argument against racism in general or, indeed, whitewashing specifically.
>>92738 It can be, when Asian artists are drawing gijinkas of nonhuman characters and people accuse them of being racist or self-hating for making everyone "white", when in fact the characters are all supposed to be ambiguously Asian like the artists themselves, and some of the characters being called "white" actually have natural Asian person hair and eye color combinations, they just don't look like exaggerated racist caricatures of them (which is apparently a desirable thing in fanart now? idek).
I mean this particular kind of kneejerk reaction has been around on Tumblr for years, and it's normally best to just ignore it, but I've noticed it getting especially bad over the last few months. I don't know if it's that a whole bunch of people learned the totally wrong lesson from the Zamii incident once news of it spread, or whether some folks figured out it's easier to bully people when their English isn't good enough to fight back, or what. But apparently it's not just a matter of me following all the wrong artists, because some high profile Japanese artists have also recently been making posts warning their friends to be careful around Western fans because of how nasty they are towards Asian artists in particular.
>>417360 It could also be the Western tendency to avoid using similar styles for a lot of art. How often do they deviate from more realistic body shapes, large eyes, normal-looking heads? Nowhere near as much. There's less incentive for artists to gravitate towards generic features.