Twitch Punishes White Apex Legends Cosplayer Who Painted Her Face Black

Karupups (Image: Karupups’ Instagram)

Twitch has temporarily banned a Lithuanian streamer after she cosplayed the Apex Legends character Lifeline using blackface makeup.

Over the weekend, Karina “Karupups” Martsinkevich was streaming herself preparing her Lifeline cosplay in Twitch’s “Just Chatting” section to roughly 160 viewers. Martsinkevich, who had dyed her hair and put on a white shirt and surgical mask, then applied a dark foundation to her face to mimic Lifeline’s appearance.

“On my stream, I wanted to show the viewers, how hard is to prepare for a cosplay, how much time the make up, costume and another details can take,” Martsinkevich said in an email to Kotaku.

Karupups’ image of herself cosplaying as Apex Legends’ Lifeline (Photo: Karupups’ VK page)

The final result of Martsinkevich’s cosplay is what’s commonly recognised as blackface—when a non-black person attempts to caricature or present as a black person. It originated in the 1800s when white actors used shoe polish or burnt cork, sometimes on top of highlighting their lips or other features, to perform exaggerated and racist stereotypes of black people.

Martsinkevich’s stream was taken down before she could finish her cosplay preparation in what constitutes a direct denouncement of blackface on Twitch.

After announcing her apparently 30-day suspension, Martsinkevich posted a YouTube video in which she explained that she was banned for “engaging in hateful conduct against a person or group of people.” She went on to contend that she “just wanted to be similar to Lifeline from Apex ... it wasn’t meant to have [sic] a joke of anyone. It was just a cosplay, guys, for my favourite legend from a computer game.”

The Twitch streamer says that she didn’t mean for her cosplay “to be painful for anyone” and apologised to those who were hurt.

Twitch did not respond to a request for comment.

In the cosplay community, blackface is extremely controversial and widely looked down on. White cosplayers of brown or black characters like Overwatch’s Sombra and Michonne from The Walking Dead have been lambasted for the practice.

While aesthetic fidelity can be a primary concern for cosplayers, altering racial appearance easily devolves into stereotyping and recalls the history of the practice. On top of that, black cosplayers have faced numerous barriers getting into the cosplay scene because, traditionally, there are comparatively few characters in video games, comics and anime who appear black or dark-skinned.

According to several black cosplayers interviewed by Kotaku in 2016, they sometimes receive pushback and criticism for dressing up as characters who are not black.

After her ban, Martsinkevich again posted the picture of herself in the cosplay on the Russian social media app VK. She added the caption, “Thank you for the enormous support. Thank you for not leaving me alone in such a situation. So, guys and girls, what do you think about Cosplay?”


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    If only she'd clicked on Cosplayers Share Their Top Selfie Tips [Sponsored Content].

    This PC stuff is ridiculous.

    Almost as ridiculous as the amount of ads this site has. 30+ ads between the story and the comments section. Good work Kotaku.

      Word had it there was meant to be a fix for the ads on mobile... still waiting

        Alex Walker has tried to get it fixed for us. They said it had been fixed, but obviously, it hasn't happened
        @alexwalker

          Yeah I've flagged this with management. I was told it'd be changed, and that hasn't gone through, so I've run it up the flagpole.

            run it up the flagpole sounds like a euphemism for something unpleasant, i guess that is what management gets for not following your instructions.

      It drives me crazy. Offence is in the intent, not the action. The modern practice of blocking this sort of thing 'just in case' has led to insane situations like this.

      Want a different example, google 'controversy about dambusters dog' and look into the history of it. It'll be immediately apparent why there was controversy (spoiler - its the N word), but a) dambusters was a real event, b) the dogs name in the movie was its real world name, and c) relevant because they're doing a big budget remake of the movie.

      So what should they do with the dog in the remake? Be accurate to history, or rewrite it? There was clearly no offence intended, but given the environment today, suddenly its an issue because of political correctness.

        How about that Netflix exec that got fired because he said you can't use the "N" word anymore and got straight up fired. Not using it in any context except for the fact he was pointing out you cant say a word. Preposterous the times we live in now, I mean I understand we must respect heritage and what not but I think a line certainly needs to be drawn.

        Nah, a creator's intent doesn't matter anymore.

        These days the mob now decides for others what their nefarious intentions truly were.

      My last count was 52 ads on a page.... including about 20 of those inbetween articles and the comments. It's pretty OTT

      Adblocker my friend! i now browse in an Ad free utopia.

    Nice effort on the cosplay. A good likeness to the character.

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      The most confusing part is that many of the people who are 'triggered' by this kind of thing weren't even alive when segregation or blackface was still an acceptable mainstream practice. That, and there are a bunch of people who are vicariously 'triggered' through their 'wokeness'.

        Its almost like being offended on behalf of others is a sport for them.

          On the contrary, I think they take it very, very seriously :-P

        Sure. My wife never lived in apartheid Africa so... Oh wait. She did and this shit would be unacceptable even if she didn't. This shit is unacceptable.

    Ridiculous. More punishment from the over reacting PC crowd because of white American guilt.

    If it's not actually intended as a minstrel "blackface" - then it's not blackface and thus not racist.

    I think people need to remember that blackface is not a thing in a lot of countries.
    Traditionally only the UK and USA had had this level of response to blackface

    What she was doing was honouring a character, don't see anything offensive about what she's doing.

      but america is the center of the universe and every country needs to bow before their history of because they are the progressive and greatest country on earth.

    Gotta love that (mostly American) guilt being pushed onto the rest of the world.

    Love the hot takes here defending blackface.

    Stay fucking classy.

      No one is "defending" it, instead, aren't complete morons when it comes to the guilt around blackface is mostly an American and small amount British, and those from other parts of the world, getting tripped up in our own Western guilt.

        Yeah nah you totally are though. I knew going in that this would be one of Kotaku AU's trashfire comment sections and I was disappointed to be proven right.

        Blackface is bad, end of argument. There's no "PC" about it at all.

          Blackface is bad, but this wasn't blackface. She wasn't mocking anyone. She sincerely wanted to look like the character. Tell me how you think she was mocking black people.

            don't hold your breath waiting for a coherent answer to that question, they don't have one

            Caucasians blacking up, regardless of intent, carries inextricably racist under and overtones. Doesn't matter if the individual is doing it out of love or hate, or if they're naive or incorrigible - they're putting themselves in line with leagues of racist action and sentiment. The individual may not be racist but the act, by dint of its heritage, sure as fuck is.

            This was blackface. Whether someone does so mockingly isn't the determining factor. Stop defending this shit.

              I think we'll have to agree to disagree on this one. I don't think it is as simple as black and white, no pun intended. I respect your opinion though.

                Yeah, nah, we don't. Scrumptatoes is right, and you (and others) are trying to make excuses for why for why one of the most recognised racist acts against brown people across the planet, blackface, is not racist, Zamby. It doesn't matter what the intent was when the end result was to emulate a famous racist action. You'd literally have to have been living under a rock since birth to not know this is not something that is at all acceptable.

                  I understand where you are coming from, but I would never condemn someone for legitimately trying to dress up like a superhero of another ethnicity. I sincerely doubt many black people would be offended at this kind of thing either. This isn't one of those situations like those policemen dressing up to mock aboriginal deaths in custody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2_z9W6WnIY

                You don't get to tell people who have been subjected to racist shit for centuries what parts of that behavior they are allowed to find offensive.

                  As i asked above so does this mean that you are only allowed to cosplay characters of your own ethnicity/skin tone now because any attempt to would be racist regardless of the lack of intent to offend?

                  No but as a member of a minority (im southeast asian by birth) who also got subjected to a lot of racist crap as well during my HS years I can also appreciate and differentuate nuance and intent from a persons actions before throwing someone to the proverbial fire.

                  Knee jerk reactions of this kind helps no one and just further increases division. Life is seldom simple.

                Just to be clear, my opinion is a lot of people in this thread - yourself included - are actively attempting to dilute and/or defend racist bullshit, and that's not okay. Take all that effort of rationalising racism as a not so bad thing and put it towards something productive, like not rationalising racism as a not so bad thing.

                  Alright, tell me how darkening her skin colour was racist. I'm not trolling. I just think people sometimes ignore what racism actually is in the first place.

              This is the attitude said by people who are uncultured but think they are, and there are more and more coming into this world.

              Malicious and racist intent is racist, loving intent is done as a sign of respect and ideology. Learn the difference. If you are easily offended by this stuff, you are in fact the racist one. No one thought it was racist until YOU brought it up.

          You need to look up what actual blackface is and stop makig a fool of yourself.

            Can't tell if you're taking the piss, or being ironic with zero self-awareness...

          Only that's not the discussion (Argument) people are having, Blackface is bad everyone can agree to that, this is not Blackface end of argument (Discussion)

          It's not a matter of PC, per se. Twitch is an American corporation - to Americans, blackface is indisputably bad and - as Kotaku's article makes clear - something that they've had a terrible history with and can't afford to run risks on. Minstrelsy was pretty foul, as was Jim Crow artwork, so it's pretty understandable (minstrelsy was inextricably predicated in and linked to slavery and systemic racism).

          Equally, the people posting here are quite right. A Lithuanian cosplayer, as in residing in Lithuania as opposed to a Lithuanian American or Lithuanian Australian, doesn't have the same cultural reference points as the US or UK do.

          Her confusion is understandable and legitimate. As others have pointed out; there was no intent to demean or disrespect anyone - she was simply trying to replicate the character as closely as possible; that includes skin tone (as I'm sure it would if she were to add pale makeup in order to better emulate Emma Frost).

          Very few things are simply "black and white" and I really think you should consider the historical and cultural implications of a thing before simply saying "X is bad, end of argument".

          Edit: All of the above stated, once someone *knows* that blackface is likely to cause offence, ideally they no longer attempt it. I'm never quite sure why (even if by an individual's personal moral code they think they're in the right) they would do something offensive to others even though the alternate option is open to them, with no detriment. By way of example, nobody would criticise this cosplayer for *not* attempting to darken her skin, so why bother?

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            Fuck, an actual measured response in here. People wear me out on both sides of this with their "PC blah blah blah" and "Everyone is a racist!!"

            I think this is the right line of thinking. People shouldn't be crucified for not initially understanding the context behind something and why it might cause offense to others. Your example is such a good one too! Just an all-round thanks from me.

          I knew going in that this would be one of Kotaku AU's trashfire comment sections and I was disappointed to be proven right.
          Oh, I get it... Only when everyone agrees with your view would you not dismiss the particular comment section as a 'trashfire'.

            It's probably because Kotaku australia isn't a cesspool of dung flinging or robotic agreement with issues. we actually have commenters that can disagree and debate without resorting bad insults(in most cases) here.

      Except it wasnt.... there was no attempt to ridicule or make fun of "black culture" here. It was one cosplayer taking that extra step to make her costume look more authentic to the character.

      If there was some malice involved then sure i would be with you up and arms as well... but context and intent is just as important here. Or are we saying that cosplay should only be restricted to characters of your own skin color? That seems a much mored divisive stance in my books..

        your right but that is not what they are actually saying anyway it's only white's using dark makeup that is offensive they would cheer "stunning and brave" if a black person was doing the reverse.

        I would caution you not to continue down this path of trying to understand the extremes of PC culture, ahead lies madness and buffoonery run while you still can.

          I mean... the entire tone of your post here is biased and verging on the 'red pill' bollocks people blather on reddit. Either way, though, I'm fairly certain that "White Chicks" was not called "stunning and brave" by ... anyone.

            I'll upvote you for the laugh you got from me with the "White Chicks" comment. However, "White Chicks" wasn't panned for being racially offensive (only for offending the art of film itself). If it was reversed and called "Black Chicks", then it would never have made it past scripting, though it still would have been just as cringey).

            and the tone of your post is egotistical and shallow, drawing a line from blackface to shoe polish and minstrel shows and therefore racism...

            that is some deep thought be careful not to drown.

            just like the people projecting racism onto this "white chicks" cosplay you are projecting red-pilled redditers onto me....

            i do not understand what your trying to say about me. are you calling me a racist??? can you be a bit clearer please.

              Nah, you've already done a good job of that yourself, illexi. I'm sure that wasn't your intention though... (see what I did there? ;) )

                instead of dribbling shit into the comment section how about you try making a clear coherent argument for why this girls makeup is racist without falling back on "blackface = racist" go ahead i'll wait.

                but you can't because that is as far as your mind takes the argument, same way you call me a racist for defending something that is not racist, it's the same as calling someone racist for liking pancakes it makes no sense.

      I don't think it's blackface, dude. She was trying to look like the character. No mockery or denigration involved at all.

      almost as good as you projecting racism into a situation that has none.

      stay fucking woke bro

      Explain real quick why blackface is offensive to black people in Lithuania.

      If she was American - fair enough, it verboten in America for good reasons. Anywhere else it's just not a thing. It's a cultural taboo specific to American culture.

        Ahhh... so it's only racist if there are black people in Lithuania. Right, gotcha. ;)

        I mean that's literally not how racism works and blackface isn't specifically an American-only thing, but okay...

          > blackface isn't specifically an American-only thing ...

          Why would it be a thing in Lithuania? What tradition of minstrelsy do they have where non-white people were popularly and mean-spiritedly caricatured so that there would be that association in the minds of people of color in Lithuania? It's like every other parochial expecting you to adhere to their cultural mores despite how obtuse they are.

            yeh that guy never replies btw he just come in here to stir up shit then run off, you're like the 4th person to challenge him the most you will get is him sliding into your notifications somewhere else in the comments making another dumb statement.

    Yeah I'm usually one that hates when people jump to crying about "pOlItIcAl CoRrEcTnEsS GoNe MaD!" but I really fail to see the harm here. I've found myself following a few cosplayers on social media lately, and recently there have been a group of US cosplayers haranguing Russian cosplayers for colouring their skin. The Russians arguing back that their culture differs from the US, where colouring their skins its not considered offensive. This of course devolves into arguments about US imperialists forcing their world view upon differing countries or cultures versus Russia's discrimination of minorities and the LGBT community. Messy.

    Ultimately I don't consider what Martsinkevich did as objectively offensive; she's not "blacking up" to mock an entire race or culture, she's not engaging in buffoonery, her intention is to replicate the appearance of a fictional character as close as possible. What she is doing is pretty far removed from minstrelism in both execution and intent.

    So if someone is attempting to cosplay a black character and people are calling it "Blackface", a term which is used to describe the act of using make up to create a caricature or stereotyped representation of black people, does that mean the character themselves is a caricature or stereotype? Isn't it just as bad for white people to cosplay black characters without make-up since it's "whitewashing" them?

    There is a time and place to call people out for "blackface", but when someone is respectfully representing an established character of colour without delving into stereotyping or caricatures then what's the harm?

      Why, appropriation of the culture of course.

      Cosplaying black characters without makeup would be considered "cultural appropriation". Check your wokeness.

      it's either cultural appropriation or its racist stereotyping, there is no other no nuance no context. To the extremists in the PC culture war it's simply a (pardon the pun) black and white issue.

    I did blackface but I didn't mean it in a bad way I AM IMMUNE FROM CRITICISM

      lets pretend your not being sarcastic and also straw manning almost everyone in here at the same time.

      you have worn blackface and you didn't mean it in a bad way, okay well we still need a lot more detail for context before any reasonable person could make a judgement. Only a moron would come to a conclusion either way with so little information.

    If you're aware of the sensitive nature of the topic, which all of us here are, you just don't do it. If you're a young streamer who genuinely doesn't know that it's offensive to a lot of people, now you know.

    So... I am guessing that the issue people have here is that an innocent person has been temporarily been banned from an online community for something she didn't realise could be considered as wrong. Is that right? Fair enough.

    Now, I imagine this must seem like an "agree to disagree" politicalesque debate to some of you, but if YOU KNOW that something is offensive to someone, why on earth would you condone more of it? There are so many comments here actually DEFENDING blackface!?

    Even American movie producers and execs are (slowly) beginning to make progress on the topic of characters being played by people better suited to portraying any given race. And if you are losing the moral high ground to Hollywood, I suggest you have a proper think about it all.

      my knee jerk reaction to not conforming to Hollywood is "phew".

      to hit the heart of your argument i have made this statement several times but moderators keep deleting them i think i'm being reported or something, if you put makeup on your face to cosplay etc etc the above example, then you have done nothing wrong and nothing racist.

      you point out quite rightly that some people will find this offensive so why defend doing it, because the people that are offended are the ones with a problem here and it is completely in their own minds, they have projected racism based on "blackface" and all that goes with it onto her. Being offended is so subjective that it is completely meaningless not only that but as the person cos playing you have absolutely no control over what someone will or will not find offensive so it's a very bad road to start down.

      Most people just won't do it once they know that it offends people, but other people like me do not accept "that offends me" to be an argument against an action, and especially not in this case where your not even offended by something she did the offences is based on the actions of other people in history most of whom are probably dead now and you projecting what they did onto her. The "offended people" most of whom seem to be white lefty's ironically are the ones that need to change, realise that the offence is completely in their own minds and get over it.

      It's like your asking to ban Austrians from having a mustache because well.... i'm sure you know what i'm saying but i don't want to potentially type a word that automatically gets your comment deleted.

        I can see the irony in "white lefties" like myself speak up regarding race related acts such as these - that acknowledgement itself backs up the historical fact that white people have always had more power over people of colour - but I disagree with the argument that we have no right to call out bad white behaviour.

        For what it's worth, most people that don't see a problem with wearing make-up to portray a black character are white. Whodathunkit?!

        Here's the thing... Just as sexual, physical and verbal abusive male behaviour needs to be called out by other men, I think racist or questionably anti-POC related acts need to be called out by white people, especially males. It's not for credit, it's not a white saviour complex, it's to shoot down morally pathetic traits that have run rampant for far too long.

        In this case, and other times, the perpetrator is essentially innocent. She hasn't dressed up as a black person to mock black people. Therefore, I don't agree with the ban. But keeping the content up, allowing her followers to normalise "blackface" undoes all the work people have done to shed society historically racist behaviour such as minstrel shows that spread racial stereotypes.

        I feel like it has to be spelled out to a lot of readers here. Minstrel shows were performed by white people, to white audiences, mocking black people. They occured long after slavery was abolished and the effects of acts such as these last a lot longer than any given performance's running time.

        Consider this: audiences see Al Jolson live in a theatre, they laugh at him playing a poor and illiterate black man, they buy his albums, they ridicule black people in the street to entertain their friends, they go see his films, they buy his posters and the behaviour continues on and on and on. Black people are made fun of, their children watch their own parents get made fun of, they tell their grandchildren about these events and the effects continue on and on and on. Cause and effect: both are generational. So don't say the only offended people died long ago.

        My great grandmother used to get flour thrown at her when she left the house by white, "innocent" kids. Yes, they didn't know what they were doing because their white parents never told them that it was wrong to make fun of someone's darker skin. So, in 2019, I don't condemn people who do not realise what they're doing is wrong but I will to take the time to explain that what they are doing does not help.

        And I'll finish with this: This entire article and comments section is about a person oblivious to history. Just imagine how many people can actually acknowledge the pain these acts cause and yet still choose to condone such behaviour.

          here we go again another leftist with a pathological need to light the virtue signal.

          bad white behaviour. In this case, and other times, the perpetrator is essentially innocent.

          So you need to police behavior that is not happening in this case... and she isn't essentially innocent she is just innocent, your trying to seem like a reasonable voice of moderation but your not and i'm not falling for it.

          For what it's worth, most people that don't see a problem with wearing make-up to portray a black character are white. Whodathunkit?! only if your looking at the raw number if you look at it as a percentage the only section of the population that exceeds 50% disapproval is whites, the last time blackface was a in the news blacks had only a 30% disapproval so actually your wrong if you correct for the fact that whites outnumber blacks.

          your third paragraph starts with "Here's the thing..." etc etc it's total nonsense men have always called out inappropriate behavior from other men, the only thing that has changed is the amount of bullshit added into the inappropriate column.

          "Keeping the content up leads to normalising blackface".... load of shit unless you can see the future or have a time machine this is just speculation and very cynical speculation your view seems to be that white people are inherently racist and just seeing someone darken their skin with makeup will lead to shoe polish and racial vilification. I wish i could believe your not serious.

          You do not need to spell out anything about minstrel shows everyone knows what it is your just using the premise of explaining the historical context to shoehorn in your own mental gymnastics regarding generational oppression which is just not true, my grandmother lived through the blitz in England and that doesn't make me a victim of WW2, stop infantalising black people you dirty racist.

          So don't say the only offended people died long ago not what i said buddy, i said the people whose actions are being projected onto her (the people in minstrel shows) are dead. It was an attempt to make you realise that your racism necromancy is stupid but that completely failed apparently.

          It is sad that your grandmother was treated that way, my grandmother who was white and immigrated from England was also treated poorly even though she was a child fleeing a warzone, now we are both aware that our grandmothers didn't have perfect lives and were mistreated by other humans do you think we could stick to the topic at hand.

          And I'll finish with this: It has become somewhat muddled but i think you will find that nobody in here nor the girl in the article are ignorant of history, in fact i'm pretty sure she made the point that historically "blackface" has no place in her country and Americans shouldn't pass off their own guilt onto all white people. So as usual the person disagreeing with me hasn't understood anything correctly and has instead filtered everything through a biased lens to reach the wrong conclusion. You ask who could condone such actions knowing the harm they cause, and this is great because just using 1 more letter and forming the word caused might have woken you up to the opposing argument, nobody here is ignorant of history or condoning harmful behavior. You seem to think that flour being thrown at your grandmother before you were even born has somehow effected you, which leads you to the equally false idea that racist caricatures of black people done by people who are already dead effects this girls makeup. The entire problem here is that people are trying to tell you this girl did nothing wrong yet you cannot help yourself and you resurrect the corpse of minstrel shows and staple it onto an innocent girls cosplay while also saying you think she's not a bad person just ignorant. Either what she did is blackface and it is inherently bad because history, or history is irrelevant because it was the actions of other people that she is not responsible for and she has been mistreated.

            Alright. I do not have "a pathological need to light the virtue signal". I'm not out on the street picketing and crying mercy and I'm not on some keyboard rampage telling people to shove their own ideas. I was responding directly to an article just like you. Everyone gets a say. Ok mate? Pity for you, you can't tell that I'm actually listening to what you have to say, but you only respond by attempting to shoot me down because you don't recognise proper discussion or empathise with anyone else but yourself.

            What is so wrong with being sensitive to other people's feelings? Don't answer that. I know you couldn't care less.

            PS. Don't tell me that I'm the one who needs to learn something. You misspelled you're about a dozen times.

              Firstly i actually made it quite clear that i empathise with your grandmother someone i don't even know.

              What is so wrong with being sensitive to other people's feelings

              when you infantalise them and turn them into you, i doubt your grandmother told you about her hardships and mistreatment to teach you how to be a victim and throw shade at an innocent women who just wants to cosplay.

              What is so wrong with being sensitive to other people's feelings

              are you for real right now not only are you racebaiting but you also like shaming people with a less than optimal education, you sir are a disgrace.

              everyone does get a say.... including people who know you're wrong.

              proper discussion precludes someone shooting down your idea's? that is news to me but then again i'm not as highly educated as you are so clearly i need to sit down and shutup

              what ever happened to everyone gets a say? you must of meant everyone who agrees with me gets a say, oh and people with correct grammar.... but anyone who has poor grammar well they should just get back to cleaning my office or serving some fast food that about right?

              wow so this chicks a racist because history and shit but your not a howling bigot classist that looks down on other people of a lesser social class?

    My comment got deleted for being "inappropriate". Not sure why, though, as it was a serious point and there was an actual discussion going stemming from it.

    Edit: Let me reiterate my point more precisely in case my snark offended someone:
    Are we now to understand that cosplayers will be labelled as racist if they have light skin and cosplay as a character with significantly darker skin, even if it's an attempt to respectfully reproduce that character's appearance? Will the same judgement be applied to darker-skinned cosplayers who attempt to do the same for significantly lighter-skinned characters if they artificially lighten their appearance? And where do those with a mixed skin tone, such as my son who is right in the middle, fit in? Would he be judged differently depending on if he were to fully emulate the appearance of either and lighter and darker complexioned character?

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      it's a shame your probably not going to get any other responses and i'm unlikely to be of any help.

      The fact is that the control left is never going to care if someone with dark skin lightens themselves, and as for your son well nobody knows it would probably be different every time he cos played and it would be a risk even repeating the same one because at any given moment on any slow news day he may become a sacrifice to the wokeness gods. My advice would be tell your son to dress however he likes and if people say I'm offended you say "that is unfortunate but i don't care about your moral outrage".

      i'm told that it is significantly easier to navigate your life through the current oppression Olympics if you just never apologise and tell the control leftists to get bent. Because even if you do apologise they don't care, they take it as a confession not an apology and will try to use it as a club to beat you into the mud.

      like i said i doubt i will be of any help but i tried.

    I thought forcing cultural mores upon other cultures was colonialism.

    Don't forget to ban crossplayers for the discrimination transgender people face, straight men who enjoy fashion, lesbians who wear makeup, and god help you if you play dnd as a non human.

    Sure, respect and appreciation are important but the only offensive thing here is how poorly the highlighter matches the new skin tone.

    Last edited 16/04/19 5:33 pm

      oh damn you just wrecked... i hope she never reads that her highlighter didn't match, it will make being smeared as a racist seem like a nice comfy dream =)

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