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.