I had another thought but yours seems more sound, especially since I just MSP wiki'd that as you put it down.
I think it's a cheap cop-out. By that logic, Rose and Dave have "blank" hair. Could I draw them as black-haired and it would be canon? Wouldn't it look a little weird if I made them black or or brown or red but they were still blond? Why don't John or Jade have blank hair?And any of you witnessed the ensuing shitstorm after Hussie posted on his tumblr that "all his character were a-racial" because they were coloured white not as in caucasian but as in blank ? Pretty deep stuff. It started a raging debate in the forums that several people have advised me not to visit because of the high-risks of brain damage and RAEG ... good times.
And what are your thoughts on Vriska's status ? I started a minor debate in the forums when I stated that I thought Vriska should stay dead and the Vriska threads were all over me like bees over a guy kicking a beehive.
Whitewashing in an individual comic/movie/whatever isn't really a huge issue, but it is reflective of a greater problem in the media as a whole. Non-whites mostly show up as villains or background characters in the media. If they do end up in a protagonist role, they're still usually secondary/tertiary characters and often outright tokenized, and many are there for comedic relief, or they're expendable and get killed to increase the drama. That's problematic if you think about it, these character just are not equals. This isn't really that harmful directly, but the fact is that media does have an impact on culture as a whole. (Why else would advertising work? Why else would people swarm out to get dalmations or huskies or border collies every time a movie about them comes out? Why else do girls starve themselves to look like models? Why else did everyone freak the fuck out over Y2K when the whole thing was pretty much bullshit? People are swayed by the media and these little messages do matter.)Yeah I remember that log about Bro being white ... I think I read it not too long ago.
Anyway I never thought of race as important in a story anyway. I said as much in the forums and got a lot of flak for it but what ? I'm white, most of my friends are white, so I don't see any reason why I should imagine the characters as anything other than white.
I also said I thought it was wrong to give Hussie shit for writing the characters the way he wants them. They're all white, so what ? I don't see the issue. But apparently it's automatically racist to only write white characters in a story where race doesn't really have importance.
Gosh why does the internet keep pestering me to help fight SOPA I'm not even American what do they care about my opinion ?
He looked kind of dead as well.
Good eye . . .Also where were his butterfly wings ?
I think he's an imaginary construct by Nepeta or something.