Today we have some really strange news about someone arguing over another person’s beautiful fan art of Pokemon Sword and Shield gym leader Nessa.
Japanese artist @Naju0517 posted the following fan art last week and received many praises from Pokemon fans all over the world:
— najuco?3日目西I-27a (@Naju0517) June 13, 2019
But an American called @jasminjoestar modified @Naju0517’s artwork without her permission, accusing her of whitewashing and of course @Naju0517 was unhappy about it:
Instead of apologzing to @Naju0517, @jasminjoestar accused the Japanese artist of being a racist.
Other Twitter followers soon expressed their support for @Naju0517:
— ☆Charisma Legend☆ (@OsomatsuNii3) June 15, 2019
“Please ignore this foreigner. The artwork you made is very pretty. Though Americans are very involved in politics, some could become really rude. I feel so embarrassed by this. Please continue drawing the things you like.”
Excuse me for the snarky expression of my rhetorical question, but have you never heard of the terms "lighting", "stylization" or "colour palette"?
Because i'm pretty sure the shadows on my skin are neither hard, nor bright orange
— Toxin (@TheDoctorToxin) June 15, 2019
Some people are way too serious with their politics sometimes. Dont mind em and keep up the good work
— hews (@hews__) June 15, 2019
Not many people supported @jasminjoestar as her argument of whitewashing didn’t really stand, as explained by another Twitter user below:
-my english is bad.
-i can’t explain a shit.
but i tried …
☝️and don’t forget about instagram and twitter filters too ☝️ pic.twitter.com/jcflcRSRMy
— Luty_chan (@luty_chan) June 16, 2019
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.
UPDATE – An apology has been made and all is well now!
I want to apologize to @Naju0517. It was disrespectful of me to edit his art work and to conduct myself in a negative manner toward him. We did discuss things and squashed what happened, and followed each other. We had a great conversation explaining each other’s points of views
— JA⚡️MIN ? (@jasminjoestar) June 16, 2019
I asked them to confirm the deletion of the post, interacted with them and understood each other!
Please do not reply to her any more criticism of her.
— najuco?3日目西I-27a (@Naju0517) June 15, 2019