waterbending at its finest
Dear white people,
Please stop cosplaying as PoC characters.
Anyone can cosplay as anyone/anything they want. Also, that’s the actual voice actress for Korra. She literally IS the avatar.
Yeah, they totally slammed her by triumphantly pointing out the perpetual white washing and theft of opportunities from PoC in media—to be benefit of white people—as if it were something other than abject racism. Way to go.
No but seriously, stop cosplaying as PoC. Racial identity is an important part of these characters, and these identities are not costumes. When you try them on and are celebrated and still wield privilege while we face discrimination for those identities, that is an act of violence. And it’s racist whether it’s some kid on Tumblr or the voice actress herself.
"Anyone can cosplay as anyone/anything they want." Yeah, they can. But the right to be as much of a racist asshole as you want to be doesn’t mean you have to be one, and it damn sure doesn’t exempt you from criticism for it.
So black people can’t be Santa???