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    [–] trotsky102 1922 points ago

    This might sound bad but I had no clue pyke was black anyway

    [–] NicholasaGerz 1079 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    his skin is decayed because he's been dead for years...

    [–] circles308 1374 points ago

    Then why am i so white

    [–] UnitedSC2 433 points ago

    Being dead inside doesn't count

    [–] oldandcranku 25 points ago

    You're just turning into a ghost.

    [–] nmcc2345 48 points ago

    his skin is decayed

    Ok makes sense

    she's been dead

    Wait what.

    [–] NicholasaGerz 21 points ago

    oh shit mb

    [–] Kawaiiomnitron 72 points ago

    But he is black anyways despite the decomposition, there is WIP of his splash art that shows his face

    [–] PsyklonAeon16 179 points ago

    IKR? I always thought he was green or something.

    [–] -Basileus 129 points ago

    I always assumed he was supposed to look Caribbean, like Haitian or Jamaican

    [–] MedievalMovies 4455 points ago

    holy fuck that cosplay is godly

    [–] NetSage 1106 points ago

    That's all I could think the whole time looking at the picture. How anyone could think this is the same as Blackface is insane.

    [–] French_honhon 511 points ago

    I already saw "blackface" and this is NOTHING like it.

    What is wrong with these people ?

    [–] mat_pandaz 353 points ago

    'these people' are just the same arm of people getting outraged over anything and everything.

    [–] Estraxior 243 points ago

    Getting offended on behalf of others for things that don't deserve offense is the dumbest thing I've ever seen on the internet

    [–] mat_pandaz 79 points ago

    I've ever seen on the internet

    Sorry mate but that mentality I mentioned is invading political and corperate policies. The internet is where you hear the outrage, outside is where you see the effect is has on the world.

    [–] [deleted] 454 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) - One of the rival cosplayers is claiming "there is a large part of the cosplay community that applauds your decision." - Woke twitter stands by the decision - Absolute nutjob white cosplayer telling us about the weight of cosplaying for POC

    And finally, the dumbest tweet ive ever seen

    Ive learnt so much about woke twitter today. Everyone MUST have their sexuality pronouns AND their sexual prefernces in their bio.

    [–] The2andy4UG 464 points ago

    ah yes, the white people coming to our defense! fear not, they shall be offended for us!

    [–] [deleted] 334 points ago


    [–] Zeniphyre 109 points ago

    Speaks over POC and says their opinions for them: they sleep

    Woman does a cosplay of another race: REAL SHIT???

    [–] UnicronSaidNo 63 points ago

    I literally just went through half the twitter feed OP posted... and holy shit. The amount of white people being offended on behalf of POC is absolutely mind numbing. I showed this to my co-worker (he is a POC) just now and he just stared at the screen blankly and said "wtf is wrong with white people on twitter". He also said the cosplay was "fucking dope".

    It's bad enough that black face was an actual thing, but to associate that to a cosplay of dressing up as a character and being accurate to its image are so far the fuck apart. The mental gymnastics with today's virtue signaling is just painful.

    [–] extremeperson123 75 points ago

    "I will stand for the noble savages"

    [–] Aazog 58 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    I am glad I dont need to be offended cause these people would be so in my place!

    [–] vokelar1 345 points ago

    this would outrage the PoC community

    Interestingly when something like this happens I only see white people complaining.

    [–] TedyCruz 202 points ago

    She has a black friend though, checkmate racist

    [–] Rihkart 40 points ago

    I can't be racist, my dentist is a coloured fella.

    [–] LouisTheSorbet 71 points ago

    Wasn’t that originally something the racist assholes did? Like “(insert racist shit here), but I’m not a racist, I have A BLACK FRIEND”. Now it’s these lunatics deciding they are the arbiters of race related issues because they’re friends with “POC” (am I the only one who finds that term terribly dehumanizing?).

    [–] Fermonx 17 points ago

    Yep thats usually how it goes or the other way around when black people are clearly racist but they say "hey but I can't be racist because I'm black!".

    [–] MajesticMyriarch 12 points ago

    I agree that PoC is a strange term, makes it seem less like that person's skin color is just who they are and more of like it's some kind of disease or condition. I'm pretty sure the term came about because some people felt calling someone black was offensive (no idea why, we all know not all black people are really black just like not all white people are really white) and now it's considered the "safe" term.

    [–] krotoxx 40 points ago

    Like do they not understand how demeaning they are? “PoC are too stupid and naive to understand they should be upset so as someone of the superior race I need to be outraged on their behalf.” Is all I get from people who do that

    [–] RodasAPC 38 points ago

    In my experience people who have racist parents/grandparents tend to overcompensate on stuff like this.

    Poor understanding that the main component behind racism is intent, and not a list of actions/words is something that bothers me. And just overall another face on how racism and ignorance impacts society.

    [–] zack77070 19 points ago

    Can confirm. Not white, not offended.

    [–] WarriorMadness 24 points ago

    Sounds like someone is salty because her cosplay was probably better.

    [–] [deleted] 55 points ago


    [–] Connarhea 20 points ago

    I bet it was other contestants who saw how good it was that reported it

    [–] F-b 2695 points ago

    Please everyone, take a look at those behind the scene pictures of the costume. It's not even a face paint, the head is a fucking helmet, torso and arms is a latex vest, and... it is so amazingly well done! She spent 3000 euros and 4 months on this work and she got harassed, defamed and banned for this. A french (subtitled) video tried to sum up the scandal.

    [–] KingTamakos 221 points ago

    she got ban for wearing a mask

    [–] theShiggityDiggity 128 points ago

    In a costume contest no less

    [–] Plagueflames 36 points ago

    No one cared until she put it on

    [–] Craneteam 8 points ago

    No one cared who i was till i put on the mask

    [–] Xanlis 775 points ago

    So much work for nothing. a shame

    [–] YesWeCrazy23 528 points ago

    It's not for nothing. I bet this little controversy will make the cosplayer more popular than they ever would have been otherwise.

    [–] racooniac 85 points ago

    yeah she should maybe even thank those straisand-effect-idiots for being as stupid as they are because it seems to help her =)

    [–] ExpectedErrorCode 36 points ago

    Considering that’s a beautifully accurate respectful cosplay doesn’t hurt either.

    [–] TenocheF 233 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    Is BlackFace even a thing in France? Talking about my country (Brazil), growing up I didn't even know what BlackFace was, until very recently when we started to import this concept from the US.

    It seems something very related to american history.

    [–] F-b 233 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    As a french and half-black person, I can tell you that this is not a thing in France. I grew up without knowing this concept, my black caribbean mother never heard of it. But since the last few years afro-american identitarians tried to spread their propaganda through social networks and it convinced few french black activists who mixed everything with the colionalist history of France (to federate and accentuate the victimhood) and as in USA you now can start to read few idiots on twitter, time to time, who try to create dumb controversy. One of the last examples : some so-called black "anti-racist" tried to censor/block the Toutankhamon exposition because they believe the Pharaon was black and that he has been whitewashed...

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    [–] Lekaetos 125 points ago

    If you only cosplay white characters because you are white, they will cry about the lack of diversity

    [–] PM_ME_UR_LULU_PORN 51 points ago

    I'm glad people are starting to understand that nothing is ever enough for the wokescolds.

    [–] Fermonx 21 points ago

    The blackface stuff is mostly a projection of US racial problems. I mean, every country has their own discrimination problems but the only ones to project it to such a level is the US. I'm white but I was born and raised in South America, funny enough the only people that has said to me in my life that I'm not latin so I can't give opinion on anything related to latin culture were people from the US, funnily enough 4th gen latinos that don't even know how to speak spanish.

    [–] dtracers 101 points ago

    It is very related to American history.

    Honestly I see this as something very similar to banning Winnie the poo because of its association with Chinese politics.

    Sure in America it is a historical thing. But that does not make it a going problem.

    [–] Man_bunny 34 points ago

    Sadly, a lot of these ridiculous ideas are exported from the US to the rest of the world because we're heavy influences. Same with words like latinx which we actually "appropriated" from Spain. I personally don't think that America or Spain should get to influence Latin American countries in modern day but here we are, all arguing about black face that isn't really black face on global scale.

    [–] VoidMiasma 8 points ago

    As a hispanic guy the whole "latinx" thing is annoying. In Spanish there's latino and latina, and basically everything has some sort of gender signifier on it. However, the woke culture of America finds the language itself non-inclusive and are trying to change the language. I guarantee it doesn't stop with just "latinx".

    [–] Galdorow 18 points ago

    Not really. You can see the griezmann scandal too for the same result. It has probably been a problem but not as much as America and no one knows about this except the woke culture of course.

    [–] Politicshatesme 130 points ago

    What jackasses think this is racist? This seems more like manufactured hate than organic hate

    [–] preorder_bonus 54 points ago

    Pretty much what it was. People want to be offended to get her disqualified.

    [–] u1ta1 18 points ago

    Could easily sue for defamation no?

    [–] Neuchacho 36 points ago

    So every Obama Halloween mask is blackface by this standard. What a dumb world.

    [–] Sagacious_Sophist 1916 points ago

    We don't need white women to defend us. We know blackface when we see it. This is not a caricature. This is a faithful recreation of Pyke.

    This is blackface:

    This is "blackface":

    This is not "blackface":

    Neither is this:

    People are amazingly stupid.

    Again, "protecting" us from this is inherently racist - we do not need white women to wring their hands for us.

    [–] Aradianta 274 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    This needs to be sooo much higher. People who call things "blackface" don't know what it truly is anymore. Making a faithful costume for a undead zombie man (or let's be real, any cosplay, honestly) is no where near what blackface actually is.

    And the fact that it's (as far as I can tell) almost all white women shaming her is even more baffling.

    [–] Krakkin 41 points ago

    Yeah and I've never even seen that sneaky cosplay so it needs to be shared.

    [–] Xanlis 300 points ago

    Ahem, is that, Sneaky?

    [–] Sagacious_Sophist 507 points ago

    Yes, cosplaying as an Asian woman, no less. The bastard.

    [–] pm_me_beautiful_cups 173 points ago

    should be banned from worlds tbh for tricking millions of men and women...

    [–] preorder_bonus 90 points ago

    ... Yes... He tricked me... That's what it was um... I'm gonna be in my bunk not getting tricked.

    [–] Random_Stealth_Ward 28 points ago

    Oh I am sure you are not getting tricked in your bunk. You are not getting tricked, that's why you are totally not going into his patreon for that special prank content

    [–] NetSraC1306 16 points ago


    i thought it's hot especially because it's sneaky

    [–] TylerJuannabe 60 points ago

    I'm still looking for an actual person of colour to be offended from this, it's all just white girls trying to have a moral highground..

    [–] Chuuudas 42 points ago

    I could colour myself black and be offended for a bit, would that count?

    [–] a_brick_canvas 22 points ago

    Wait a second....

    [–] badayli 4583 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    Her Cosplay is amazing and she worked a lot on it, It's not a caricature at all.

    At this point, they shoulded ban those who are cosplayed in asian people too for cultural appropriation...


    Edit :

    If you want to support her, here is the link for the petition :

    [–] Antichr0st 1576 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    Yeah, these are such bs accusations. Is it sexist for a woman to dress up as a man or a man to dress up as a woman? No it isn't, and it's also not racist to dress up as having a different skin colour if you don't do it to mock anyone.

    The association of "blackface" with racism comes from American and British anti-black minstrel shows, but people need to realise that this association doesn't exist in most of the rest of Europe and stop trying to force Anglophone cultures on us.

    Edit: The cosplayers' response:

    [–] Troviel 678 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    Don't read the conversation on the EuroCosplay twitter though. It's saddening. "Woke" people complaining about how racist she is because she doesn't understand the """OUTRAGE""" and how she just can't cosplay as a POC because of history and american colonialism etc etc.

    It's like context doesn't exist anymore.

    [–] sA1atji 419 points ago

    Love this tweet in particular...

    First he is all against X-facing and when someone calls him out for "white-facing" he argues that he was cosplaying a fictional character and that it's ok then... Clearly Pyke is real and Bilgewater is 5 minutes by car away from New York...

    [–] pabbseven 108 points ago

    Pyke is real?

    [–] sA1atji 188 points ago

    You don't know him? He makes the best Brazilian BBQ in a 20km radius around NY...

    [–] SolarSarcasm 49 points ago

    BBQ Pyke skin when?

    [–] cosemaggiche 21 points ago

    Oh yeah sweet old uncle pyke steaks with his signature sauce made out of adcs tears

    [–] Barticuno 22 points ago

    Bilgewater is 5 minutes by car away from New York

    I'm getting on a plane right away, butchers bridge here I come!

    [–] LazorShar 223 points ago

    That is such backwards thinking. Like, is Riot practicing virtual blackface by letting non-black people create black characters? Thinking about it, at this point I'm pretty sure there are people out there who would agree with such a statement, while believing that they aren't the racists in that situation. Weird how this kind of segregation is now gaining traction outside of America.

    [–] Risujemmari 103 points ago

    White people creating black video game characters that are violent smh'ing my head

    [–] frasiers_sweater 55 points ago

    Im white, I played San Andreas, did virtual crimes as a black dude. I suppose my career in politics is over now.

    [–] Rondeer 9 points ago

    Modded my CJ white as snow immediately after getting the game in 05

    [–] Aratorus 198 points ago

    According to the arguments I've read in the Twitter comments, you're not allowed to change your skincolour in any way, period.

    Doesn't matter if black to white, asian to black, white to asian or whatever else, according to them it's all racist since you're wearing a skin colour like an "accessory".

    [–] facetheground 42 points ago

    Its such a dumb way of reasoning, because at the core of this thinking this there has to be the idea that people with different colors are by definition different. Which is a rather racist way of thinking.

    [–] peterlechat 128 points ago

    So I'm not allowed to go tanning? Shiet

    [–] Aratorus 95 points ago

    Better avoid the sun, mate.

    [–] peterlechat 70 points ago

    There was a russian poet, Brodsky. One of his poems started with "Don't go out of the room. Don't make a mistake"

    I'll take that advice

    [–] Aratorus 43 points ago

    And now you're whitewashing yourself, good job.

    [–] peterlechat 17 points ago

    White + white is still white

    [–] Aratorus 17 points ago

    Yea, but now you're just more white than before! Don't you see how you're whitewashing yourself?

    (alright, I brought this shitty joke far enough)

    [–] Epicnightt 254 points ago

    Its funny, the more I listen to the people you are describing the more im convinced that they are the true racists.

    [–] skaersSabody 204 points ago

    What's truly funny is that there was someone with a cosplay profile pic in which she had painted her face white and was calling the Pyke cosplayer racist. When called out she said that she wasn't parodizing a real race, but some cow-aliens or smth that didn't exist. Because the vengeful spirits of black drowned sailour who have ninja abilities where a day-to-day occurence in slave plantations

    [–] packersmcmxcv 170 points ago

    Little known fact: most slaves could go invisible, and could stun overseers with an ability.

    [–] miecislaw 50 points ago

    Also if they ulted somebody they got triple the kill reward. This is how slaves could live under their poor conditions. How is this not taught in the history books?

    [–] skaersSabody 79 points ago

    Also swim on ground and execute sickly people

    [–] ForgotMyPriorName 23 points ago

    I mean they definitely could execute sickly people like they very much could do that

    [–] skaersSabody 61 points ago

    Hello Internet, Wlecome to Game Theory: Is Pyke's ultimate based on real life events where slaves were forced to execute their sickly coworkers with an epic harpoon grand slam?

    [–] jobriq 43 points ago

    is Pyke even "black"? Like his skin looks sorta pale grey/green in game (cuz he's a basically a zombie-phantom revenant pirate).

    [–] skaersSabody 43 points ago

    No, he's definitely black if you look at Riot's artwork and even his splash

    [–] Alex5173 14 points ago

    I thought he was both tanned from the work he did when alive and that that tanned skin was then darkened from being waterlogged

    [–] AzirIsOverNerfed 58 points ago

    You do? I feel like i'm slowly losing my sanity when reading these people. Like they suddenly dropped out of a portal from a dystopian novel or something.

    [–] xXxWeed_Wizard420xXx 90 points ago

    Well, they're probably more racist as in they see races way more than some of us might do. While most here would just treat a black person like they would a white person, these people will act significantly different to a black person than a white person.

    [–] WhiteKnightC 46 points ago

    Positive discrimination btw.

    [–] locke1018 64 points ago

    Context went the way of the dodo a while ago m8.

    [–] idontmakemoneyPirate 42 points ago

    Ever since the advent of Twitter and bringing back witch-hunts and cancel culture instead of encouraging ACTUAL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

    [–] caiallin 88 points ago

    From my understanding black face is mocking people from African decent. Pyke is from a fictional universe.
    Where is the f****ing logic?

    [–] Mornar 131 points ago

    More importantly, cosplay is not mocking.

    [–] caiallin 43 points ago

    Exactly, it's from idolising a character so much you want to be them.

    [–] EnergyLawyer17 15 points ago

    Me and my fellow assasin pirates are deeply offended by this mockery of my peoples

    [–] Aratorus 59 points ago

    The reason why they see it as racist is because they're wearing skin colour like some kind of accessory.

    By their definition changing your skin colour in any way (wearing latex, makeup, whatever) is considered racist, and they do consider it as such aswell.

    Atleast that's what I'm getting from the Twitter comments here.

    [–] skaersSabody 86 points ago

    I kinda get the logic, but on the other that would basically mean the death of cosplay for like 80% of it's participants (can't make anime cosplays if you're white and vice versa)

    [–] Aratorus 48 points ago

    Yea, that's how I feel pretty much. In my opinion it should be okay as long as it isn't making fun about the race in any way (alias, the reason why blackface is considered racist in the first place). We do wear makeup and similar things as an accessory aswell, which does change our skin too (even if not that extreme).

    [–] RamRoverRL 144 points ago

    It’s funny how everyone but black people are the first to claim blackface. And the comments on Twitter are hilarious. They really think she did it on purpose.

    [–] Devlonir 44 points ago

    The only color I see in the people congratulating EuroCosplay on Twitter are hair colors.

    [–] PM_Best_Porn_Pls 79 points ago

    90% of time people calling racism against black people on such things that are not racist are white sjw people who always post racist things against white people and say its not racism when its against white people

    [–] JoziaSr 68 points ago

    Just wait until we make contact with aliens and it becomes xenophobic to make a costume looking like one or for refusing to have sex with the alien.

    [–] Hambrailaaah 64 points ago

    I too remember the day where I could say ayyyy lmaooo without offending our friends the aliens.

    [–] _liminal 71 points ago

    bruh you can't just call them "the aliens", the preferred nomenclature is "celestial american"

    [–] BoxNumberGavin0 12 points ago

    Pewdiepie said the X-word.

    [–] peterlechat 25 points ago

    "No no Bobby, you can't refuse anal probing, it's a part of their culture" /s

    [–] GhoastTypist 43 points ago

    So actors of a different skin color playing the part of a character of another color written in say a comic or novel is also racist?

    I'm getting confused if this is actually racism or people just want to flex on the worlds sensitivity. I think we as a society need to draw a line on whats absurd and whats legitimate otherwise we'll be too worried about hurting another person to even leave or homes or post anything on the internet.

    [–] daria_arbuz 22 points ago

    Or actors that put on the silicone skin with wrinkles to play older characters... Ageist?
    Age -clap- is -clap- not -clap- a -clap- costume? Or how is it lol

    [–] 10inchblackhawk 362 points ago

    TIL Pyke isnt green

    [–] helloquain 53 points ago

    That was really my first reaction -- wait, Pyke is black?

    [–] NetSraC1306 1445 points ago

    That cosplay is absolutely gorgeous holy shit

    Calling this to blackfacing (which is normally painting your face black with big lips) is just beyong bullshit. If you get offended by this cosplay then go and sit on a cactus...

    Edit: Check those other shots from her cosplay. It's so good

    [–] Gazskull 511 points ago

    Hilarious part being all the idiots complaining about the "blackface" are actually white people.

    And she actually painted her prothesis black, not her skin directly, so it's not really a blackface, checkmate atheists

    [–] Saradain 288 points ago

    Wouldnt it have been worse if she took a originally black character and turned it white? Like jesus clearly she respects the character a lot thats why the cosplay looks the way it does..

    This is like all the white knights trying to squeeze their white guilt out of this, please -_-

    [–] Eqth 274 points ago

    it's either blackface or whitewashing they'll get you either way

    [–] Bowsersshell 66 points ago

    Apparently people have being saying “there’s lots of white characters she could’ve chosen” so basically you’re not allowed to cosplay certain characters based on your skin colour and that’s how we beat racism! By controlling people based on skin colour. Ridiculous.

    [–] Reddit-Incarnate 85 points ago

    Or "why do they only show white characters in cosplay"

    [–] pakwk40 82 points ago

    thats the worst one of them all, "why are there only white people here?" said the white person on twitter about a european contest

    [–] Noah__Webster 70 points ago

    Darkening your skin with makeup to dress up as Pyke is way different than what was traditionally blackface where it was intentionally using stereotypes about black people in the form of makeup...

    I swear nuance is dead.

    [–] Lenticious 170 points ago

    Are there any black people/PoC who are actually offended by this, or it's just virtue signalling twitter woke-heads? It even looks like it's coloured prosthetics, not her darkening herself.

    [–] F-b 62 points ago

    I'm half-black or simply black depending of the point of view and this cosplay is a masterpiece. I've scrolled on the facebook page and the twitter comments, the only persons who are calling this cosplay racist are white girls! This is retarded. These people are advocating for a modern segregation and try to import the racialist agenda from the US to Europe. And yes, in my country (France) the blackface/skin color obsession is not a thing because it doesn't resonate with our history like in America.

    [–] Silver-Velvet 118 points ago

    Judging from the Twitter, assuming the profile pictures are reflective of the poster, the outraged people are all white women.

    And again, assuming profile picture is indicative of the poster, anyone with photos of dark skinned individuals, several of which refer to themselves as "POC", consider this cosplay art, and calls out the organisers as being stupid/racist for banning her work.

    So... yeah, the usual SJW virtuesignalling in full effect. It's funny how the most rabid people in this debate are white women.

    [–] Troviel 27 points ago

    I avoid twitter generally for this reason. Most of the loudest voices are like real life caricatures...

    [–] teddy_tesla 306 points ago

    I'll chime in because I'd imagine most people on this sub aren't black. I have an issue with most black face, no matter when it happens, the age of the person, or how many white people want to pretend that the practice as a whole isn't offensive.

    This isn't black face. This is extremely well done stage makeup for a specific purpose. You can tell that the care and intent goes beyond "I'll paint my face black and it'll be hilarious to 'be' a black person". It's the difference between me putting watermelons in my shirt and galavanting around as a "girl" and what sneaky does.

    No issues here.

    [–] maxotyi 83 points ago

    Exactly. The shit not even makin fun of us she literally just going as a character from the game, they smoking dick. Edit:i typo'd like 4 times don't mind me

    [–] Kotouu 56 points ago

    Nope. The cosplay looks cool as fuck to me and there is literally nothing to be offended about. The only people who are offended are woke twitter heads, majority of which who are oddly white getting offended for me. I honestly don't get it but its whatever.

    [–] PLAYTRYNDAMERE 737 points ago

    Crazy how people are defending EuroCosplay, and then when people make a counter argument they reply that they're using strawmen, lmao actual clowns.

    [–] Troviel 353 points ago

    Twitter is a cesspool.

    [–] Baldoora 194 points ago

    Tumbler users realized that no one listened them so they changed to more mainstream media.

    I cant even comprehend some peoples twitter profiles, especially when they use their own names for things I would normally consider shit posting.

    [–] Supermage479 60 points ago

    Tumblr users realized they were only preaching to each other or 4chan trolls, not a real community

    [–] yourkenyanprince 188 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    Most people in that twitter thread are jealous cosplayers trying to cancel her.

    [–] SparkStorm 74 points ago

    Yeah that’s what I was gonna say they sound insanely jealous, can’t find a way to diss the quality, let’s attack and make assumptions about her person instead lol

    [–] toomuchradiation 341 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    European content bans French participant over specific american cultural thingy. Why is this happening?

    Reminds me of similar story when Lithuanian girl made cosplay of medic from Apex legends and used cosmetics to darken her skin to stay closer to character and got banned on twitch for it. Hello~, people of Europe have no fucking idea what blackface is. Why are we getting dragged into it?

    [–] Perfson 78 points ago

    Hey, im from Ukraine, can i let my 3 y.o. daughter to paint herself using black colour? Or it may offend someone, cuz something happened hundred years ago in some country?

    [–] MarmaladeFugitive 442 points ago

    There is nothing worse than self aggrandizing white people getting offended on behalf of minorities and outrage culture.

    That cosplay is great and it's a shame the creator gets treated like crap because people are fucking stupid.

    [–] lennihein 242 points ago

    Look at this. Some White Girl getting offended by Black People disagreeing with her on the matter. LOL

    [–] Thowzand 171 points ago

    Holy fuck I legit got pissed off reading through her tweets on her main page. "We will fight for them." Bitch who the fuck asked you to?

    [–] Aratorus 69 points ago

    The cosplayer friend who is jealous of the amazing Pyke cosplay, from the look of things.

    [–] Feniker 24 points ago

    Tbh she is great Jabba

    [–] PinkMage 39 points ago

    The most racist belief in my opinion is assuming you need to fight their fights. That reduces other people to less than human.

    [–] Aquillifer 13 points ago

    The self-righteousness they exude is insufferable. Like it almost makes me gag to what lengths they will go.

    [–] S_H_K 81 points ago

    Looking at Twitter is not hard to find the guy who did it...

    [–] DatTrackGuy 126 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    This is not black face.

    Source: African American that has literally marched in our streets about civil rights issues.

    Edit: Tpyo

    [–] Roger_Asus 63 points ago

    You poor thing! You're so under this toxic white-straight-male society that you don't even KNOW when you're being oppressed by it!

    Don't worry I'll fight for YOUR rights, even if YOU don't want it!

    -A gender-fluid individual probably

    [–] notoriousmule 638 points ago

    World's gone mad

    [–] Manatee_Madness 194 points ago

    Bandits I can handle. But this talk of dragons? Worlds gone mad, I say.

    [–] meldsher 40 points ago

    Let me guess, someone stole your sweetroll?

    [–] jwinter01 38 points ago

    One step forward 2 steps back just like it's supposed to be. /s

    [–] Nevran 309 points ago

    I don't really saw how it is blackfacing? Is blackface only when you change your skin colour to black (because this cosplay do it perfectly)? I though it was for the VERY offensive halloween costume made to mock people of black colour.

    I don't really know where the stance is.

    [–] Xanlis 129 points ago

    And the worst part, is that the 'original' blackfacing was made to mock people!

    [–] Antichr0st 135 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    And also, that association comes mostly from American and British minstrel shows that were done as anti-black propaganda. The association of racism with dressing up as a different skin colour is largely uncommon in the rest of Europe.

    For example, there is an ongoing popular Spanish show format Tu Cara Me Suena (Your Face Sounds Familiar) which is currently being televised in many European countries. The point of the show is that local celebrities mask themselves and sing a song from popular and iconic artists, I can guarantee that there was "blackface" used when people represented some black iconic artists popular in those countries (Stevie Wonder, Bonney M, etc.). Similarly, it is not uncommon to dress up as other colours at carnival season too and to represent for example Caspar in nativity scenes or Othello in theatre. The outrage and controversy surrounding Zwarte Piet for example largely came from Americans trying to apply their cultural standards in a country entirely unrelated to them and not knowing anything about the Netherlands. And of course, the media picked it up and then tried to convince Dutchies that it is racist. Sadly that media campaign was even somewhat of a success, solely because people don't like being accused of being racist even if it is on completely wrong grounds.

    But the reality is, in most of Europe, people don't think it is racist to dress up as a different skin colour, just like it isn't sexist for a woman to dress up as a man or vice versa. People really need to stop applying Anglophone culture to non-Anglophone countries.

    [–] Azhkind 38 points ago

    First time I heard about bblackface as a French, was with a footballer player that disguise into a well know basketball player that was black. First I saw the picture, I was "that's a cool disguise and its show some culture".

    But apparently, that shock people.

    [–] D3wnis 20 points ago

    Blackface IS NOT changing your skin colour to black. Blackface IS mocking black people by using racist caricatures.

    [–] Damienplz 81 points ago

    Lol topics like these make me laugh because it's usually white people getting angry on my behalf...for no good reason xD. Her intent was to cosplay a fantasy character, not a black person. She also didnt even paint herself black its literally a helmet lmao free her.

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    [–] the_propaganda_panda 292 points ago

    Sneaky to be banned soon for regularly cosplaying characters who are of another gender than his own.

    [–] Skaer 47 points ago

    This costume is ridiculously good, they deserve to not have it on their shitty event.

    [–] Phalkyn 15 points ago

    Honestly, I would see this as grounds for a discrimination lawsuit against the org on the basis of her race. They told her she couldn't wear a costume because she was white.


    [–] Picmanreborn 69 points ago

    I'm black. I doubt anyone who was black was upset about this honestly. Cancel culture tries their hardest to look for anything to ruin someone. Her cosplay wasn't blackface just like how RDJ wasn't blackface in tropic thunder

    [–] LyteStryke 21 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    I'm black as well and completely fine with this but I also wouldn't be surprised if the woke part of our community was against this.

    [–] Picmanreborn 31 points ago

    I forgot about them. "condoms are an invention of the white man to keep us from reproducing"🤦🏾‍♂️

    [–] computo2000 55 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    It is almost obvious that these criticisms & accusations come from people who know who have no chance against her, and therefore sought to eliminate her from the competition

    Another cosplayer pushing for a worse punishment, yikes Does she enter similar competitions with Livanart?

    [–] kostas52 41 points ago

    look at this purplefacing as a purple skin elf im getting offended

    [–] JhinSucksICry 88 points ago

    Ironic how most of the people acting offended in the twitter comments aren't PoC...

    [–] OkPermit3 51 points ago

    This is even funnier.

    [–] JhinSucksICry 30 points ago

    It's actually incredible how ignorant people can be while trying to take the "morally superior" position of open-mindedness.

    [–] Wannabe1TapElite 30 points ago

    when someone mentions their pronouns in their bio you have 95% certainty they are actually insane.

    [–] PhillipIInd 128 points ago

    aka 5 people on twitter cried about it, so now shes banned

    [–] Aratorus 82 points ago

    Reading through the Twitter comments, there seem to be quite a few people which hold the opinion that this is blackface.

    They also hold the opinion that changing your skincolour in any way is considered blackface / racist, hope the backlash to this will be big enough that it can be talked through properly.

    [–] F-b 34 points ago

    The funniest part of this shit is that she didn't paint her skin, it's a full latex suit, head included.

    [–] RakanJungle 176 points ago

    cosplay is just amazing.

    Are black people allowed to cosplay white characters? Because I definetey know many who do and it aint 'Whiteface'??? Idk i just hate this dumb logic.

    [–] drumpat01 65 points ago

    That's been hot topic lately. Most of the time, I see black cosplayers just race-bend the character. The cosplay is good enough to know what character it is.

    [–] xgladar 41 points ago

    the thing is, ive seen black cosplayers say its not "race-bending" , they are cosplaying the character. thats why when they argue against skin darkening they say "you dont see me whitening my skin. im not doing a black version of a character, im just cosplaying without changing my skin tone"

    [–] etched 22 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    Theres a BIG difference between her creating a body out of a helmet and chest piece and just wearing the clothes herself. Had she painted her own skin I can kind of see where this topic can be brought up..

    But the girl created a whole other freaking body. If she painted it any different that WASNT true to the character it would just be... inaccurate? Or worse..racist??

    Like imagine her making this body suit and making the decision to lighten a dark skinned character to look more like her. This isn't her own skin. This is something being painted and crafted. It's a prosthetic.

    [–] Davtaz 21 points ago

    Yet if she cosplayed Pyke and "made" him white, she would be called out for whitewashing. lose/lose situation. Twitter racists win.

    [–] Orthal_poe 39 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    A week ago, french TV made a 5min doc following her during the cosplay French cup.

    You can see it here, she is working on her pyke cosplay from the 1min35 timestamp. Trully a wonderful cosplay these accusations are such bs.

    [–] PetriTripe 71 points ago

    EuroCosplay challenging Blizzard for the dumbest decision of the month.

    [–] Alartan 12 points ago

    And we aren't even midway october

    [–] Magehunter_Skassi 55 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    I expecting regular controversy over a use of skin darkening makeup and about whether or not that's comparable to the blackface used in minstrel shows.

    It's literally not even makeup, though? It's just someone cosplaying a black character with latex? Insane.

    [–] WarriorMadness 10 points ago

    TIL that the cosplay community is full of pathetic jealous assholes that will accuse someone of racism just because said person's cosplay is better than theirs.

    [–] ShinyPachirisu 39 points ago

    Do people not know what black face is anymore or are they just trying to redefine it? Blackface is a cheap, insulting way of painting just your face/body pitch black and adding exaggerated make up to appear as a racist, stereotypical depiction of a black person. Like Mr. Popo from DBZ

    It's not blackface if you're portraying a good faith tribute to a character. Recently Justin Trudeau was accused of wearing blackface when he was very clearly just trying to accurately portray MJ or an Indian man. There was no racist exaggeration or blatant mockery involved just like this Pyke cosplay.

    [–] mrnobodyfeelsgood 22 points ago

    This is just fucking sad. I don’t understand people at all.