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Hiya, folks. So I've been pretty into doodling humanized ponies lately, and I've also been looking through a lot of humanized art. And I've noticed a few things about the way people comment on humanizations. Particularly when it comes to the way that artists might interpret a canon pony character's race or nationality. Strap in, this is gonna get rant-y.

Ready? Okay. First off:

None of the ponies have an assigned human race or design. No fan interpretation is more correct than another.

Lauren Faust herself has said that the ponies' fur color has no significance in assigning a human race for them. And of course, the mane six have the exact same pony model, so possibilities are endless when imagining human body types to give them. So if that's true, why do I see so many fans getting outright hostile when an artist humanizes a pony in a way they don't like? Especially when the humanization isn't White. Or fat, or just a bit curvy. Or wearing clothes the commenter doesn't like. Or not having a round bug-eyed anime face with giant tits.

Pretty much any time an artist doesn't humanize one of the mane six as a supermodel-thin young White girl, they're gonna have a bad time. Passive aggressive comments, outright racism, et cetera. Why is that? I thought bronies preached love and tolerance.

Humans are a diverse species, and I love diversity. I lament the lack of it in modern media, especially for all the kids (like my wee past self) that have to grow up with barely any positive characters that look like them on television, or in books and movies. So I have numerous ideas for how to humanize the mane six. In the canon Pandoraverse, my Rainbow Dash is Brazilian, Twilight is Indian, Rarity is Black, Fluttershy is Middle Eastern, Spike is Taiwanese, and Celestia and Luna are Egyptian Black.  Some of you have/will have a problem with that. Hmm.

As an artist, I only have power to depict characters as I wish. I can't change people's attitudes on race. As a person of color, however, I can list all the uncomfortable/racist comments I receive and see when it comes to humanized ponies, and explain why even innocuous ones can be thinly veiled racism, even if unintentional.

"Um, why is Rarity Black?/Why does Scootaloo have that skin tone?/Why aren't they White?"
 
I see this sort of comment a lot. Even on fantastic art of humanizations where race should definitely not be the focus to the viewer, I see this kind of comment. See, the problem with this kind of comment is the implication. It implies that the viewer sees White as the default, "correct" race, and that any deviation from it must be explained and justified. See how bad that sounds? I never see the opposite "Why is she White?" on humanized art.

No one should have to justify why they made a character X race. People of color exist. No explanation needed.

"I think you made (X character) too dark."
I don't think I did. Digital art requires you to consciously select specific colors, you see. That skin color is no accident.

"I would have made her a bit paler."
Good for you. I didn't.

"I don't mind (X character) being dark."
Again, good for you, but this comment is uncomfortable. Would you approach someone outside and say "Y'know, I don't mind you having the skin color that you do."? It's creepy. I know this comment usually doesn't have bad intentions, but people of color don't need your permission or approval to exist.

"Well personally, I see Twilight as X, Rarity as X, Fluttershy as X...."
That's cool and all, but honestly, a doodle I made of a humanized horse is not a personal invitation for you to discuss and debate your interpretations of their race. Race is never the focus of my humanized stuff, and I don't care to open discussions on race. I would like you to comment on the art itself, please. Leave race discussion to forums.

"But Celestia/Rarity have white fur!"
...So what? They're also talking magical pastel horses. Or is them being interpreted as people of color somehow less believable than being multicolored magical ponies that wear dresses and fight monsters?

"But their voice actresses are White!"
Yes, and? Tara Strong is blonde, but I never see anyone complaining when human Twilight isn't made blonde to match her voice actress. Tara Strong also a woman, yet has voice acted for numerous young male characters. If you're going to argue that the race of a humanized horse must match that of its voice actor, then by that logic, their humanization must look perfectly identical to their voice actor in every way. You can't pick and choose certain aspects, especially not to push for a character to be the race that you want them to be.

"Oh, I see why you made Celestia brown! It's because she's out in the sun all day."
No, that's not at all why I made her brown. A person of color is not just a White person with a tan. C'mon guys. Would you approach a non-White person and say, "Oh, I see why you're the ethnicity that you are! It's because you're out in the sun all day!" Do you see why it doesn't make sense? This kind of comment just sounds like you're trying to justify why I would make Celestia not-White, as though that is such a strange decision that it demands explanation.

"Luna can't be dark! She only comes out at night!"
This one confuses me. Again, do you guys think if a person of color spent all their time indoors, they'd magically turn pale as a lily? Nope, that's not how genetics works. No, I made a conscious decision to make my Luna a dark woman of color. Curiously enough, while I often see "Celestia has white fur!" used to protest dark Celestias, I never see "Luna has dark fur!" to protest White Lunas. Even without discussing whether or not Luna actually does avoid daylight (we've seen her in plain daylight before), the "Night princess must equal pale skin" excuse is a poor one.

"But Rarity acts White/has an accent!"
1.) Behavior and mannerisms are not indicators of a person's race. Those are stereotypes. Humans typically defy stereotypes, which is why stereotypes are harmful. 2.) Also, people of color can totally have whatever the fuck-vaguely posh-not British accent Rarity is supposed to have. Also, sidenote, I've always found the defense of Rarity's accent to be a poor one. She doesn't have the same vague American Midwest accent as her parents, meaning Rarity is either 1.) faking her accent, or 2.) Perhaps went away to boarding school or something and picked up the accent?

"They're not hot!"
Well that's just like, your opinion, man. All I hear when I see this comment is "Wah this drawing doesn't make my dick happy", and I find it hard to care about not making someone's human horse waifu not big-breasted enough or anime-faced enough or the right skin color to make their pee-pee wet.

"Urgh, forced diversity is just as bad as lack of diversity."
The term "forced diversity" baffles me. Humans...are diverse. No forcing necessary. But when all of a sudden we make art that reflects actual human diversity, artists get attacked because whiny people aren't used to seeing females depicted that aren't White, thin, and "conventionally attractive". Personally, I think that a show with such a heavy emphasis on friendship would be the perfect place for a multicultural cast. Why advocate for friendship only between homogeneous groups of people? Even as ponies, the mane six are of diverse mixed "race", with pegasi, unicorns, and earth ponies as part of their friend group.

"(*Horrible explicitly racist comment*)"
You clearly don't have any business in my gallery, so I'll do us both a solid. Blocked.

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Phew. Welp, I finally got to say a bunch of stuff I've been wanting to say for a while. Pretty interested in you guys' comments and thoughts about race and diversity in pony humanizations.

Also, do ya'll like these kind of rant/information journals? Thinking of doing one about shipping next. :)
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FlareonDays Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Student Digital Artist
You can't tell but I'm clapping right now. You bring out a lot of good points in this, and I respect your choices. Have a nice day!
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SchrodingersMeerkat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda reminds me of this old Nickelodeon slice of life cartoon about a teenager called "Doug". The human characters were a literal rainbow of colors...the protagonist's best friend was blue, the teacher was green, etc.  The creator even stated he did that on purpose so people would focus on the character's character, instead of their race. 
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Wolfghetti Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Man I alive thank you so freaking much I'm so glad you put thus out here
An artist can humanize a non human cartoon any freakin way they want. They don't need and racist comments like 'I hate how you colored her skin brown- she sound white' you should only use those comments if the character on the TV show is (x color of skin) and colored them (x colored of skin) I know I would be a little mad if someone made dipper look African when he has a lighter skin tone ( tho I shouldn't say look African- there are some white Africans out there- but I hope you get what I mean)
Anyway sorry about that I just wanted to put that out there
And one more thing. Why the heck for people get worked up if someone draws a humanized animal colored? I honestly think people of colour are super pretty ( tbh when I was younger I wanted a darker skin tone then my white skin tone- I still think it would be book if I was a darker skin tone... sorry if this offended/ offends you...)
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TynixPower Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Perfect way to end racism. It's too bad people have to make rants about this when we should have enough common sense to know this. Really Lopoddity, pee pee? Lol
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HayStarlight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Student General Artist
It must be hard to choose a race when humanizing a pony. I mean, you probably just choose to give them that skin color because it looks good on them and it simply just fits.  Which is a perfectly good reason.
Also, I feel like this is why the Equestria Girls characters look the way they do. Their skin color, eye color and hair color matching that of the pony's and their bodies all being the exact same skinny, long-legged body; Well at least  their boobs are normal-sized and not unnaturally big. They didn't want to get complaints or they were afraid kids wouldn't buy the toys if they made it realistic and/or diverse.
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SinkingPaperBoat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I fully respect your decision to make them poc but one question. Why is Spike Asian? Before you fly off the handle, I have a very valid reason to think this. Spike is based of a western dragon isn't he? And I swear I'm not being racist because I'm asian myself. 
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Jay-FNAF-Theorist Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Student
I'm not a pony fan, but this rant is well done.
You can't just force your opinion on someone. Sjws are notorious for pushing the way they see a character onto someone. Like the sjws who attacked a Steven Universe artist. Once again, not a fan of it, but apparently the sjws caused her to almost commit suicide because she drew a character a different way.

People should learn to accept people don't see characters the same way.
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Katsiaku Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
PREACH!
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GhostPhoenix84 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Good for you, this is a wonderful essay and I am in agreement with you!
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MaiKeehl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
ooooh boy it's 2am and I can't string a sentence together properly right now but fuCKING PREACH IT <3
nicely said my frienddooo
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GraphicBrat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Professional
Wall O' Text!!



I totally get what you/ Lopoddity are/is saying and I am not surprised by the kinds of responses. 'Race Baiting, SJW' is the normal cry of those who hate talking about or being made to acknowledge race and racial issues, specifically in United States.

'Making a big deal out of nothing', is one of the main dismissive arguments that people will received about the topic of skin tones for MLP Humanizations that disregards the point that MLP is just the media platform and it is race relations that is the true issue at hand.

'Token diversity' is another argument people like to use. For some reason a group of people all one race (because why not) is okay but race mixing for the sake of race mixing (because why not) is bad thing. Stating in so many words that racial diversity leads to racial genocide.

Here's my argument to those who ask "Why is 'blank character' black or have dark skin?"

The same reason why people will draw humanized G1 Autobot - Jazz, as a white guy!

Granted, not a flood of examples of Jazz as a white (Caucasian) male but in those examples no one ever pitched a fit about people drawing humanized version of Jazz as a white male!!
Human TF Jazz, TFA human Jazz, Jazz Human Version 1,  Only Human Ratchet and Jazz  

Is Jazz as a white guy a bad thing? NO!!

Now, why should Jazz be black? Well outside the fact of his name being the same as the musical style that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in black communities in the Southern United States, his original voice actor was Scatman Crothers [link]

YOU DON’T GET MUCH BLACKER THAN THAT, FOLKS!!

But hey look, that’s okay that some people make Jazz a white guy. WHY!? Well because they always draw him as the coolest dude in the room and in that way the character doesn’t change despite the change in skin color. This brings me back to the all the MLP characters, where I have to ask, if the integrity of characters remains intact, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES THEIR SKIN TONE MAKE!?!

Now, there some characters that you simply can't do randomized racial exchanges with them mostly because these characters were created around their race and it, Luke Cage for example. His race is a critical part of his background. But humanized versions of anthropomorphic or non human characters are completely open to interpretation.

So to those of you pitching fits over dark skinned humanization I say to you; quit your bitching and remember the key word in humanization is human. If you still have issues with this then they may run deeper than you care to admit.
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Someone's making a big deal out of nothing. There's far more important things to complain about than a fictional cartoon. And before anybody assumes I'm white, I'm a person of color. 
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BigAl29 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
I don't think this is what they meant in business class when they said you should 'diversify your portfolio.' :D (Big Grin) 
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GoodVibesGorgeous Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
Wait, your RD is Brazilian? THAT'S SO COOL! I am Brazilian too and it's nice to see a character who came from here... And I'm pretty sure I've commented here before. Anyway, I love the diversity present in your characters. They look so... Alive! Keep doing a great job.
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HitlerKiller66 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I don't care if all characters are white, or black, or asian, app I care about is story/personality.
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shuzbunny Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
wise words.
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PinkieTane Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for saying this, I couldn't agree more
It seems like a lot of bronies are against diversity when it comes to a show about befriending all strokes of people... Bronies need to realize that not everything is about them. They have this view that the show should be more catered to them, and that the fanart should be too. They cause fits when fan-picked names aren't picked for canon, and almost all of them has the same views on what every background pony is like. They call you ableist for not depicting Bright Eyes (or 'Derpy) as being disabled, when they decided that she had a disorder based on harmful stereotypes associated w/ her character. 
I am sick of the MLP fandom, tbh. 
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Owl-Feather27 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
While you are incredibly right, I think there's a point I should make from the other side of the spectrum. Yes, people are diverse, and I adore your humanisations, but sometimes, groups can be of just one race. I've seen plenty of people who hang out with others of their ethnicity who still hate racism and still support diversity. It can be both!
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BrokenHooves Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
This is my favorite rant of all time.
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acrylicon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Student General Artist
Yes, do rants, it's good to do.
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LuRose98 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
So what race do you see Pinkie and Aj as?
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Aidboy6 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe they are while in the Pandoraverse... And now to prevent attack I will check XD
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dreamcatcher313 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Pinkie is Italian
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Aidboy6 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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Coryn-Gearheart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally like that you depict them the way you see them. As an artist, I can't, in good conscience, advocate anything but diversity!
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uuunicorno Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Student General Artist
I love how you give them various races. Other races are also beautiful , right?
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DracoKX Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2016
I'm with you on this one. I mean, my opinion is that art is a highly personal medium, so the creator should be given as much freedom as possible, including the race of the depicted characters in said art, as long as said characters' races haven't been explicitly established in a way that's considered "canon".
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The-Rainbow-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Student General Artist
This is crazy, I've read a part of the comment below and lot of people are like "why are you ranting about a kid show" or "haha that's just a kid show why do you rant" wtf seriously this isn't about MLP, this is about discrimination and racism, try to read carefully and understend what it's wrote there before writing a comment, it's important

For examples same things happens for Harry Potter and also other books where it doesn't say the skin color/race of a character and it obviusly doesn't show them, Lop I know you are a Harry Potter fan so you will probably understend what I mean
In the whole Harry Potter series of books it never sais that Hermione and Harry are actually white, maybe Harry but not our wise little witch Hermione. The new actress that plays Hermione in The Cursed Child is black, well I've seen A LOT of people complaining because she was not like that in the movie/book, but seriously guys, the writer never said she was white, everyone can imagine her the way they prefer. Just like ponies.
I've seen lot of fan art of Hermione being black and/or Harry having a kinda dark skin, and so many people hating and being racist, that really makes me upset.
It's true that in the movie we have almost all white actors but that's because J.K.Rowling asked that they had to be all from England, but oooh look, Dean, Dean is black, but he's fully british because only british kids can go to Hogwards, then why there is a black guy? Because not all the british people are white/have british accent
That take us back to the Rarity thing, many people said "but she have an accent so she can't be black" someone even made a crazy historical reference, but really, there is a thing called IMMIGRATION, ever heard about it? As you said Lop is perfectly possible that she might fake the accent since her parents doesn't have it, but also we can imagine that her parents moved from their original country (maybe from africa?) to a new one before the born of Rarity, and there the local people had that accent that Rarity got by growing up there.
That doesn't mean they lived there for a long time, the first seven years of life are enought to get an accent/attitude permanently, and also we know that Sweetie Belle doesn't have the accent so that she might be born somewhere else

Personally Lopoddity, I really adore your human version of the MLP characters, same for kilala97, diversity is good and people should seriously stop to discriminate, we are not all white and not all black, everyone have a different shade of skin color, different langueges, different character, different sexualities, different traditions.
We are not the same, we are all different, beautiful and all perfect in our own way
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1SADLM Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great point.
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freefallthenightfury Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Finally someone put it into words! Thank you!
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FirebornForm Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016   Digital Artist
Seeing this in "Whats Hot" is another prime example of why DA isn't taken seriously. A rant over a "headcanons" in children's show about pastel colored ponies... both you and the people who you're ranting about are way too attached to a cartoon.

Since you bring up Rarity in your rant I'll contest it with an analysis you seem to ignore instead of "I said so" or the flimsily defense in your rant. Her color is hardly a standing point in a rainbow colored species. Faust picked a very deliberate archetype, the primary starting point for Rarity is "a high-glass gal" and her voice is an Transatlantic/Mid-Atlantic accent. Let's not get into a discussion about how a colored individual can never be high class because that isn't true. Moving on, the only time that accent was in use was in the early 1800s and 1900s, in North America by the British elite or white "upper class" so no you will not find someone of color who had the accent. With the additional emphasis on Rarity's mannerisms and love of drama this is another plain as day call-back to Theatre days. It's plainly easy to see that Rarity is this type and to suddenly shift a different race is ignoring the very obviously coded-white intent of the character callbacks to the early 1900s. By being blind to it or choosing to discarding the tropes and ques you are indeed forcing-diveristy and setting yourself up for backlash. It should be no surprise and it's got nothing to do with racism if people think Rarity should be white. The trope of a mid-atlantic accent has always been played up as this, call it a stereotype if you want it's just history.

I don't get the feeling that your art is SJWy because that is usually extremely lazy, ugly and full of bitterness behind the intent. However your responses to people are consistently hostile and pushy, with hardly any room for discussion when you just repeat the rant in circles. Brow beating people over and over with a "you just dont get it" attitude is not how you will ever convince people, I sure hope that you don't act that way in person if you want to get into teaching. If all you're doing is swapping out races with no additional depth then the choices are inter-changeable and rather meaningless and flat. Character Design has intent and good design isn't superficial. If you admit that coded characters are a thing (such as Garnet which I agree with) then the idea of characters being coded white can exist as well in rainbow-land or you're disingenuous or hypocritical.

The rant and clashing with other MLP fans is rather pointless and childish on all ends of the fandom. If you spent some effort into learning character design or world building, and expanded your horizons applying yourself beyond more than just spin-wheel OC adventures of your favorite shows. "Headcanons" like XYZshipping and XYZbending is bottom of the barrel creativity, hardly worth getting invested over when you move beyond middleschool. I think you can do better don't you? I'm sure you'd most likely be much happier establishing fans by building your own IP. Fan art is a a cheap way to "connect" with others but it's always more fulfilling to do your own thing. You certainly have the skill to pull off a charming style and you show some care in your art so I don't see what's stopping you from creating something of your own.
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DA-armando Featured By Owner Edited Sep 17, 2016  Professional Artist
"the only time that accent was in use was in the early 1800s and 1900s, in North America by the British elite or white "upper class"

In order to justify your argument you must show that the entire cartoon is a metaphor for this place and time period, otherwise what you have said is merely out of place and anachronistic. The historical detail is not the archetype, nor is the detail of horse since that is replaced by human,  the archetype is supposed to be timeless, like "arrogance" etc.; thus, what must be kept in the redesign is not the reference to some time period, for if this was the case then the human redesigns must also incorporate historically authentic clothing and props, which would quickly become meaningless because the characters would lack a unified world.
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Emberscarlet Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'm surprised he/she didn't reply to this. O.o it was a wall of text he/she should have rad and responded to. I agree with you.
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Tailspin101 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
What I kind of don't get is why children have to have characters that have their race in order to identify with them. I'm black and when I was kid I had media with white characters and had no problem with it. I just want to understand with an explanation.

"See, the problem with this kind of comment is the implication. It implies that the viewer sees White as the default, "correct" race, and that any deviation from it must be explained and justified. See how bad that sounds? I never see the opposite '
Why is she White?' on humanized art."

Perfect, just perfect.
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Aidboy6 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll try to say this without seeming racist or mean hopefully. I believe this is because in majority of media, people are caucasian (aka White), thus bringing the same white childeren, who most likely grew up at round other whites (i.e. Immediate and extended family) so being a child see other races as strange and odd. Most grow to find them normal or interesting, while some such as the people who want ONLY white humanized characters. They just haven't gotten there yet, but don't get me wrong, I LOVE diversity, white people are boring
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Tailspin101 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I don't think you answered my question. You do not sound racist at all.
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NovaScotiaDream Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not into MLP, but my girls are. I see this 'rant' in the What's Hot section all of the time; I couldn't believe that anyone here especially would be all down on anyone, except maybe just to say like, "Oh, I rather see Twilight like this" which isn't a good comment, but not necessarily bad either. So I searched through all of the comments on your pictures, and was very hard pressed to find any that weren't super positive.
Maybe you censor out the negative ones that you're ranting about; but if not, than this is more a publicity stunt than anything. I can't believe that I am the only person who Finds it hard to believe that you would be beleaguered by 'colourists' here, in this capacity and forum, and with this subject.
Maybe I'm wrong about this; but I challenge people to search and find this prevalent racsist that is alleged towards the humanized colour of these colourful cartoon characters.
I'm not usually one to criticize, but I believe it is wrong to allege this sort of behaviour and blow it out of context or proportion, if one can even find it; Again, maybe I'm wrong, God only knows I don't care about such things myself, as it seems natural that colourful ponies from a cartoon could be interpreted any way the artist wants...
Just throwing this out there; I found it hard to believe and even harder to find much indication of the alleged colorism.
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Alleging behavior like this would be asinine and unnecessary. Every single comment I've listed above is a verbatim or paraphrased comment I have gotten on my art. I do tend to 'hide' racist and troll comments, because I don't like other people seeing them and starting long, tedious arguments on my page.
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softpad Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
Well ill admit to being racist, a human racist. We are all coloured, we are all ugly, we are all beautiful. The ponies have a race it's HORSE. Come on folks this is easy stuff.
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SakiBomb84 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm kinda disappointed in humanity for this needing to be a thing. Seriously why should one artist criticise another one just for their interpretation of something. I try to stay pretty far from MLP on the internet, but I didn't know it was this bad.
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Assassinendergirl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But I've also seen hate if it IS a thin white girl. Because of it "not being diverse" or whatever. There's just hate in general.
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Aidboy6 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True but a lot less so if it is thin white than not
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Assassinendergirl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Understandably so, but sometimes if an artist is white, correlates with characters, and draws them white, it shouldn't be considered racist. Now, I am white and creating a comic,and with the 5 or 6 characters I have so far, about 2 aren't white. Obviously the minority. Now, don't get me wrong, I completely agree with and understand your comment, but I have indeed seen with my own eyes an author/artist being called racist and discriminatory just for having mainly white characters. Sure, they had a large handful of different races, and it was extremely varied. But just because theu weren't the majority they were deemed racist. Which I find ridiculous. :)
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Aidboy6 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True. But I've seen others that don't just have a majority and they have what I call a "white wash" where everybody is white which is HIGHLY unlikely. That, but I wasn't saying having characters of your race IS racist. As having a majority of while is statistically correct for most of the world. But having a white wash IS racist unless you are told about it and fix it. But if you say no they stay white and keep making white? It's rude and offensive.
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Assassinendergirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's where I guess I have to disagree. Having all white characters is statistically unlikely, yes, but if you do have all white characters and want to keep it that way, I don't see how that is racist. There is nothing derogatory or insulting being said/done, unless the artist specifically says or does so. It may be unfortunate that they decided not to add a colored character, but it is certainly not racist. What if they had all black characters? Or all asian characters, like most animes? Are they racist?
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Aidboy6 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is true but most do end up incorporating other races
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Maruraba Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Weird. I always found the diversity of race and body type in your drawings to be refreshing. Don't let the haters get to you, Lop. :heart:
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Ectoplasma30 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
TL;DR but this is great topic about ethnicity and to learn about seeing beauty the way you are.Not much into ponies nor humanizing animals.THIS REALLY caught my intention. 
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