January 25, 2017

“Fat activists” are complaining about Chinese Overwatch character's new outfit because it makes her look skinny

StaffRebel Columnist

The popular video game Overwatch has a ridiculous amount of fans. Unfortunately, some of those are 'fat activists'.

Yesterday the game launched its “Year of the Rooster” content package that included a new game mode, character voice lines and character outfits. One character, a Chinese woman named Mei, is now at the center of controversy.

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For while now fans have been debating if “Mei is bae” - that is to say, is Mei fat or not. Her previous outfits include a heavy parka to protect against super cold temperatures. As Heat Street reports, “In Mei’s original design, she is shown to be just as thin (albeit with a large bust and wide hips) as the new character model. Most fans are aware of this, but the fat activists—who argue that an individual can be healthy at any size—are upset by the erasure of the game’s fat representation.”

Now fat activists are up in arms because her new design shows more of her body and she's not as overweight as fat activists had hoped.

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“Looks like you let someone do a botched photoshop job on her waist,” one angry woman tweeted.

Others were angry that white characters were given Chinese New Year-inspired outfits. Leave it so a social justice warrior to claim “cultural appropriation” over this.

We can only hope Blizzard continues to do things that upset today's radical left.

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commented 2017-01-26 02:37:07 -0500
Dave T well said, they get a little sickening , especially when they assume the origin of any cultural expression. Like that idiot who thought dreadlocks were of black origin.
commented 2017-01-25 21:10:03 -0500
The fatty activists I no longer care about. They are such pathetic, cartoonish caricatures of real human beings that I can feel nothing for them but contempt and pity. The term in this article that really makes me want to drive a bayonet through my TV screen is “Cultural Appropriation”…

I am so F—-ing sick of this term, and the pathetic losers who use it. To them I say:

“Please stop culturally appropriating the hospitals, universities, roads, and democratic systems of government that white Europeans created. Feel free to move to North Korea, or whatever Third-World s—thole suits you. Thank you.”
commented 2017-01-25 16:01:17 -0500
Speaking of Politically Correct: New Movie released yesterday, "The Lone Ranger " he is black, but at least it is still a he.
New TV Series “Superwoman” She is getting better as it shows her flying; I don’t believe she could do that before.
commented 2017-01-25 14:30:23 -0500
Yup, this is one of the most serious issues facing the world today. Forget ISIS, forget poverty, forget starving children, forget the persecution and subjugation of religious and ethnic minorities in various parts of the world, forget the subjugation and oppression of women in Islamic countries, and the execution of gays. No, the real problem in the world today is that we don’t affirm being fat as a positive thing. Being a fat person myself, I’ve felt the weight (pun intended) of this oppression. Why hasn’t the UN addressed this issue??? My self esteem is crushed!!!
commented 2017-01-25 12:02:20 -0500
“O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us”
Happy Robert Burns day.