Another day, another SJW is offended. The latest piece of gaming micro-aggression to embed itself in the gluteus maximus of the Butthurt Brigade comes to us courtesy of Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event where everything is given an old horror-movie makeover with as much cheese as possible. All characters receive new skins to accompany the theme and are turned into vampires and witches and what have you. It’s funny and clever, and the SJWs hate it because Symmetra and Phara have pale skin.
With their racist goggles on, the Butthurt Brigade sweeps in to accuse Blizzard of whitewashing brown characters. Nevermind the long-living trope of giving undead characters weird-coloured skins like green, blue or even purple, which is entirely in-line with the cheesy old movie theme. No, this is some white supremacist conspiracy hell-bent on erasing brown characters because racism. I don’t think SJWs know what racism means anymore. Hint: if your explanation contains the word ‘systemic’ in it, you’re most likely wrong.
Thankfully, a more reasonable crowd seems to have this latest ‘issue’ on lockdown. If you go on Tumblr and search for ‘Overwatch Whitewashing’, you will be presented with a number of posts where people are defending the skins and pointing out how the Perpetually Offended are just being moronic. You will find some But muh PoC! complaints peppered here and there, but that’s just to be expected. The same thing can be seen on the Overwatch forums, with people swiftly rebutting all that nonsense.
Now go and play some pale-ass Symmetra and Phara, or not. Play whoever you like.