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Posted 3/9/14
I came across to videos today that kind of pissed me off


the first one says if westerns cosplay ie non-Asians it should be considered racist

first vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGKvRFUrg_g

and a rebuttal vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzEO0wODOAs

what do you think is westerns cosplaying akin to blackface of the last century. or is the person in the first just a xenophobic raciest turd

Lets her your views please keep it civil and on topic

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uncletim wrote:

what do you think is westerns cosplaying akin to blackface of the last century. or is the person in the first just a xenophobic raciest turd


I strongly suspect the person in the first is ProudAsianKid and is a turd.

And seriously everybody, please do keep it civil and on topic. The last time this came up it was in a troll thread started by ProudAsianKid, and was quickly closed down.
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lorreen wrote:


uncletim wrote:

what do you think is westerns cosplaying akin to blackface of the last century. or is the person in the first just a xenophobic raciest turd


I strongly suspect the person in the first is ProudAsianKid and is a turd.


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lorreen wrote:


uncletim wrote:

what do you think is westerns cosplaying akin to blackface of the last century. or is the person in the first just a xenophobic raciest turd


I strongly suspect the person in the first is ProudAsianKid and is a turd.

And seriously everybody, please do keep it civil and on topic. The last time this came up it was in a troll thread started by ProudAsianKid, and was quickly closed down.


It's probably his back up account when he gets banned on his other one lol
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This guy is old news. He's just a troll.

Westerners cosplaying Japanese characters is no more racist than Japanese people cosplaying Western characters - which is to say, it isn't at all. And while the videos he posts may show awful examples of Westerners cosplaying Japanese characters offset by great examples of Japanese cosplay, but it's important to remember that those are only choice examples.

90% of everything is shit. That goes for both Western and Eastern cosplayers.
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Posted 3/9/14

shirayukiIce wrote:


lorreen wrote:


uncletim wrote:

what do you think is westerns cosplaying akin to blackface of the last century. or is the person in the first just a xenophobic raciest turd


I strongly suspect the person in the first is ProudAsianKid and is a turd.

And seriously everybody, please do keep it civil and on topic. The last time this came up it was in a troll thread started by ProudAsianKid, and was quickly closed down.


It's probably his back up account when he gets banned on his other one lol


no no I am not him please believe me

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Temporary ban til 2092 , he must have been a turd of the highest order.
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Posted 3/9/14 , edited 3/9/14
Proud Asian Kid's doing. He's a troll, a bully and a major hypocrite. Ignore him.

And well....Let's be honest here guys. Majority of anime characters look far closer to being European-Caucasian than Asian with their coloring and whatnot. If anyone wants to look like someone else, it is the reverse of what Proud says.

And if Proud says non-Asians cosplaying as Asians in anime are like blackface, then what of the Asian people who dye their hair and wear circle lenses etc? What of that then?

Like I said, Proud is a troll and mainly a hypocrite.

At the end of the day, any person, any race, anyone - can cosplay. It is not limited to a certain race or a lighter skin tone. And heck, the word cosplay doesn't even originate in Japan.
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Proud is just a troll
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One does not simply get banned for almost a century
Posted 3/9/14 , edited 3/9/14
I want to make some Asian friends, especially Chinese. It's pretty hard to approach Chinese people in real.

Cosplay has no color and it's not necessary. I doubt those people who do it want to look like the average Asian. I don't see why anyone would want to look like a fictional character but that's just me. Maybe people in general want some awesomeness to rub off onto them.
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Only beautiful people can cosplay. That's the way to do it
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Posted 3/9/14

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Only beautiful people can cosplay. That's the way to do it


hey hey careful now that is looksium and we don't want to go there

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Cosplay is a universal thing meaning anyone can cosplay who ever they want. You don't have to cosplay characters from anime and manga either. Cosplay isn't strictly for one race either. Let everyone join in the cosplaying fun.

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FlyinDumpling wrote:

Only beautiful people can cosplay. That's the way to do it


Sorry.. can't agree at all, not even as a joke. (my apologies, serious reply ahead, it's something that bothers me a lot)

I can't tell you how much I hate seeing those posts around the web contrasting beautiful cosplayers with whatever the poster deems as less than beautiful. All those do is ensure that people who have creativity and time might not consider themselves attractive enough to even try.

Cosplay is a way to have fun. It's how people can enjoy a medium as well as interact with it. It's a place where a kid in a cardboard box robot he put together with his parents the night before can stand next to a grownup who built Optimus Prime out of fiberglass and steel and LEDs over the course of a couple of years, and yet they can still admire each other for their shared enjoyment and efforts.

You can be skilled or not, attractive (in whatever way that means) or not , etc etc etc... anyone can cosplay if they want, and should be able to have a good time.

(Okay, rant over )
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