Roxas ~ Sora
How sweet! I understand this is fan art, so this belongs to whomever originally made it - it’s very cute!
Day 407: Still unable to predict fluctuations of Utena fan art on DA.
Considering resorting to necromancy.
Ninja Turtles! :D
whats the deal with south park apparently it’s racist and transphobic or something but it also has a huge fandom with fan art and everything ???
South Park has a fandom because it’s an intelligent, thought provoking, fair, and bold satire on society that is unparalleled in its ability to address issues in society in a way that people can understand.
The problem is that a lot of people slamming South Park for being “racist and homophobic and a terrible show” have only ever seen a handful of episodes, and probably they misinterpreted them.
South Park is satire. It addresses serious societal issues through satire. The easiest way to do this is to pick a character and use him to act as the vessel for whatever matter they’re addressing. People will pay more attention to it and realize it when you’re like, “Hey guys! Check out these assholes! Wow can you believe these dingbats?? Unreal! These people actually EXIST.”
Characters who are usually cited as the main elements that make South Park a bad show (Eric Cartman, Mr. garrison) are in fact the main elements of satire. You are SUPPOSED to hate these characters. You aren’t MEANT to sympathize with the offensive things they say and if you do, YOU’RE the asshole they’re making fun of.
people fail to realize that if they hate South Park because it addresses racism and sexism and everything else, they’re hating something that generally agrees with them. You hate a show for expressing the very same opinion you have yourself; they’re just doing it in a way that makes a statement, that makes people actually look up and go, “Wow, I didn’t realize people really say things like that.”
I course, South Park HAS made jabs at things that people are sensitive to, especially if it’s relevant to a storyline. I hardly need to mention the whole “Muhammad” fiasco, but the thing was that Matt Stone and Trey Parker have a philosophy that I think sums up the equality factor that I think most people overlook in South Park: “either all of it is okay, or none of it is.”
Matt and Trey find fault in everyone. Nothing is perfect. If they excluded a certain type of person because they fell into a minority, then that’s not treating the minority equally. That’s why they are frustrated that they are allowed to make jokes about Christians, but the network pretty much cuts them off completely when it comes to Muslims.
That’s not fair to them; not because they aren’t getting what they want but BECAUSE everyone is equal when it comes to criticism. That’s why they include some jokes that are homophobic in some episodes, (despite a number of other episodes that are flagrantly in support of gay rights) because they refuse to show favoritism to anyone.
And I think that’s the way it should be. They aren’t dismissing gay rights or anything; they’re saying these minorities are on par with everyone else, on the same level as everyone else, that there is no distinction, and that is why they won’t hold back in episodes.
Anyway. I know not everyone sees it that way but that’s why there’s a fandom, because this is one of the few shows that (in a backwards, silly way) addresses real problems in a logical fashion with a clear point. It’s full of morals and lessons to learn especially compared to most adult cartoons) and it’s actually really easy to relate to some of the problems some of the characters face, especially in how they handle it, because they’re always saying “I learned something today,” and helping us see that you can learn something from any bad situation. It’s surprisingly and astonishing deep and thoughtful for what it is. And it’s not left wing or right wing or anything; it’s just South Park.
That’s why there’s a fandom. Cuz it’s a good fucking show.
I don’t usually try to draw too much attention to personal posts but I thought this was a very important one.
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