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Racism (in the Hetalia fandom?) //RANT, WARNING//

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 4, 2013, 1:05 PM




Nope nope noppiti nope nope-

Racism hurts guys. 
Why would you want to bring such a delicate topic up into a fandom of a comedy anime?
I understand some moments in history were indeed centered on racism....

But you know what- It offends me.
YES- I actually get offended in behave of other races.

I am a white girl, remember? But i'm pretty much a mutt. I have many races mixed into me, and it hurts when such a topic is brought up.
I am not a sensitive person, I could care less about things going on about me or around me, but this topic honestly annoys me.
You want to know why? Because my parents are pretty racist. Sometimes I know its joking, but other times, no its not just them joking around... You don't even understand. My parents constantly go; You can't date anyone black! You can't date any stupid american! Even- you can't date anyone asian! 
I AM FUCKING HALF ASIAN (Technically. Because Kazakhstan is an Asian country.)
I hate it so much. 
I love all skin colors and races.

Now racism to support or destroy pairings in Hetalia is completely different so doN'T DO IT. That is just uncalled for in my opinion. Its a paring for the heck of humanity- do you really need to bring in racism? No. And no exceptions. 
Why do you think I enjoy contrast pairs in Hetalia? Because racism sucks and love exists for all types of people between each other. 

Plus, need I remind you, there were areas in the anime where it was WW2. WW2 was purely about racial differences. And guess what? not a single trace of racism was in the anime. 
So many people were discriminated then for any race they were. ANY RACE. Canada, despite how multicultural and great we are now, we used to be EXACTLY THE SAME. We used to not let people join our country because of their race or their religion. So don't pinpoint countries, it was everyone's issue.
Guess what else? South Korea was not desired to be animated because he was found "racist and offensive" (even though i don't think he is at all and neither do my bunches of Korean friends). Yet he is still not animated.
Hetalia isn't about racism. Because its a delicate topic. 
Himaruya didn't want it, so why would we?
I know Hetalia isn't the most accurate, but STILL.

I don't even want to bother with comments on this so please either don't or keep it simple?
Thanks.
If you really want to talk about this, note me ^^ 
Though if I find what you tell me offensive I won't even bother talking about it
Sorry <3

SORRY FOR THE RANT GUYS
I JUST REALLY NEED TO DO THAT SOMETIMES
To release steam, you know?
I'm not pointing fingers, I have actually just seen this multiple times with debates and it finally got to me so much i had to rant.


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:iconpokemonsonicgirl123:
pokemonsonicgirl123 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Noooowadays people find Hetalia pairings offensive. No lie, check my rant about it: fav.me/d7qys9f
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kamillyanna Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm. I think you might want to read this
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pokemonsonicgirl123 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*reads the link* Honestly, I don't know whether to feel relieved, feel guilty for being angry, feel silly for making a rant about it or still feel frustrated. Even so, it's extremely unlikely that I'll be watching that Hetalia stamp account again (most likely never will).
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kamillyanna Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe all of the above?
Haha no one wants you to, nor is anyone making you. But just because someone doesn't agree with how a ship is portrayed (which you may like) doesn't mean you have to dislike them. That's silly.
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pokemonsonicgirl123 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not talking about the ships, I'm talking about the new rule.
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kamillyanna Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which was by a shipping stamp account. You are talking about ships, even at the beginning of your rant.
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pokemonsonicgirl123 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was pissed off about the new rule denying requests for stamps for ships that are deemed "offensive." Even now that the stamp maker (sort of, at least) reworded the rule, I'm still keeping this rant up.
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kamillyanna Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How in the world is that bad? Because some ships are offensive to people (I know a lot of my friends get offended by certain ships) then denying requests for such ships really spares a lot more feelings and conflicts and honestly spares any chance of things coming across as disrespectful. 
The conflict happened put that rule up for a reason.
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Ask-Hetalia-Girls Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
You know,   just  the other day. In my history of them history/geography class over something stupid.  
Like, you can't be Asian if you come from a country in Asia. 
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KiriNKV Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I know how you feel QwQ
I just hate how some fans are so racist against Hetalia characters or Hetalia. Himaruya didn't mean to make it sound racist, but some fans to >8I it kinda pisses me off...
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