Elfi Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy
Jan 18, 2020, 01:08 AM 336 read

Your opinion on this skin?

I was browsing for a cosplay pattern of this actually when I found this article on it 😅 In Korea a lot of women were disappointed with the announcement of this skin as they thought it was sexist and sexualised D.Va, and much like the academy skin having sexualised cultural context. A lot of Korean women, particularly teens and the National Dva Association, were disappointed and found them both sexist and a step backwards on Blizzard's part. Dva has been seen as a symbol of empowerment to women in Korea and this left many feeling betrayed. What's your view? Cute or sexist? Personally I see both sides, it's super cute and probably meant as a tribute to Dva's cute and fun personality, but both this skin and the academy skin are a tad bit sexualised and I can see how this would offend some people

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  • Trainleader21 LV.17 JUST SEND IT Jan 18, 2020, 01:12 AM

    well, welcome to life. everything is sexually based, because of this generation. it really isn't right, but that shouldn't stop game developers. it really isn't that bad here. at least it isn't like your girlfriend wearing almost no clothing at all.

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 01:20 AM

    I guess so, but the whole point of this post was that it is a debated thing

  • Privatebutter65 verified LV.29 Dub Collector Jan 18, 2020, 01:13 AM

    I think it’s an alright skin, not rlly sexualising

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 01:21 AM

    yeah I think it's super cute! I do get why some koreans might think that way though

  • Privatebutter65 verified LV.29 Dub Collector Jan 18, 2020, 01:22 AM

    I think it’s cause short skirts are banned in Korea and that may be classed as a short skirt

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 01:24 AM

    North Korea or South Korea?

  • Privatebutter65 verified LV.29 Dub Collector Jan 18, 2020, 01:25 AM

    Think it’s north but I also think they were talking about banning it in the south

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 01:25 AM

    I doubt they could do that to all the idols 😅

  • Privatebutter65 verified LV.29 Dub Collector Jan 18, 2020, 01:26 AM

    Elfi  Idk, just typed it up and that’s what it said

  • Diamond frost main LV.20 Clearly Hacking Jan 18, 2020, 01:14 AM

    It’s just a skin calm down

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 01:18 AM

    just because I'm discussing that opinion doesn't mean that I wholeheartedly and fully subscribe to it

  • Diamond frost main LV.20 Clearly Hacking Jan 18, 2020, 04:28 AM

    I wasn’t being specific twords anyone on moot but I meant it as what I would say too those people it’s a game calm down

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 04:30 AM

    Ohh, fair enough

  • Diamond frost main LV.20 Clearly Hacking Jan 18, 2020, 04:32 AM

    Plus dva is a lovable character and has a great personality my opinion is that dva as a character was not meant to be inspiring she was there to add diversity to the game

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 04:37 AM

    I guess so, but her character in herself represents something that seems unreachable in current Korea, which is why korean women admire her and aspire for their country to become a place where someone like dva could exist :)

  • Diamond frost main LV.20 Clearly Hacking Jan 18, 2020, 04:38 AM

    Elfi  In 100 years maybe no one even close to a mech rn

  • Diamond frost main LV.20 Clearly Hacking Jan 18, 2020, 04:39 AM

    Elfi  But I see ur point and yes it does inspire people but what I mean is that she wasn’t ment to

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 04:40 AM

    Diamond frost main  not as a mech driver even, but just as a girl that could become a successful gamer :)

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 04:40 AM

    Diamond frost main  it was a happy accident I suppose

  • Diamond frost main LV.20 Clearly Hacking Jan 18, 2020, 04:40 AM

    Elfi  Indeed indeed

  • ~~TheMangledKing^^ LV.21 Dragon Jan 18, 2020, 01:30 AM

    love it, wish i had it, will sell my hanzo skin for it

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 01:31 AM

    Dva is just the cutest

  • ~~TheMangledKing^^ LV.21 Dragon Jan 18, 2020, 01:33 AM

    I play her whenever I can, but so many people play her, so I mostly play Brigette or Zarya

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 01:35 AM

    I usually play Zenyatta, he's my favourite

  • ~~TheMangledKing^^ LV.21 Dragon Jan 18, 2020, 01:38 AM

    if i ever play healer it is either brig, ana, or mercy

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 01:51 AM

    Good choices!

  • ~~TheMangledKing^^ LV.21 Dragon Jan 18, 2020, 01:52 AM

    Elfi  though im kind of sad that i haven't play overwatch in so long

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 04:05 AM

    ~~TheMangledKing^^  you should try it again!

  • ~~TheMangledKing^^ LV.21 Dragon Jan 18, 2020, 04:10 AM

    Elfi  i will after the move :)

  • JDKproductions LV.15 Let’s play R6! Jan 18, 2020, 01:32 AM

    I dont think so

  • j0kep0ke LV.26 Best Squadmate Jan 18, 2020, 01:35 AM

    Not bad

  • Mister_Mirage^^ LV.26 JUST SEND IT Jan 18, 2020, 01:41 AM

    I think it looks cute. Nothing sexualizing about it.

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 01:50 AM

    true, but I guess different cultures have different views

  • Mister_Mirage^^ LV.26 JUST SEND IT Jan 18, 2020, 02:15 AM

    you're not wrong

  • Fox Sin of Greed Ban LV.17 Link Jan 18, 2020, 04:02 AM

    Honestly I see this as one of the most modest D.Va skins seeing as the commons are all different colour skin tight suits and a lot of the other skins are holiday themed skin tight suits or the beach one which is short shorts. Just my opinion but this is probably her most feminine skin and I think the reason people are upset is because they think she can't dress pretty and feminine while still being the badass world's best mech pilot.

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 04:05 AM

    the article said about cultural context as well though so maybe it's something about that?

  • Fox Sin of Greed Ban LV.17 Link Jan 18, 2020, 04:17 AM

    did it describe what it means by cultural context. Also what event is the skin from cause if it's just a regular skin then can't really call cultural on it cause really it's a dress that's meant to be regular/street clothes

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 18, 2020, 04:28 AM

    no as in korean cultural context because D.Va is korean
    It didn't specify but I do know that sexism has been a bit of an issue in general but also specifically in gaming. In fact, South Korea is ranked consistently one of the highest in the world for gender inequality. I did a quick search for some context for it and so many (too many!!) news articles and links came up on incidents relating to it.

    Here's an extract from one that I found pretty horrifying:

    When dating begins, the guidelines carry a warning: “For men who spend a lot of money on dates, it is natural he would want to be compensated for the money spent. In such cases, unwanted date rape can occur”.
    The guidelines, developed by the education ministry at a cost of 600m won (£420,000), instantly sparked controversy when they were first released in 2015. The texts were criticised for reinforcing gender stereotypes, ignoring reality and being “blatantly sexist”.

    if you're interested in The National Dva Association/For Dva though there's a link to an article https://www.google.com/amp/s/kotaku.com/d-va-from-overwatch-has-become-a-symbol-of-hope-in-real-1792147467/amp

  • Fox Sin of Greed Ban LV.17 Link Jan 18, 2020, 04:44 AM

    Ok good to know. I would still say this is the most modest and feminine D.Va skin. As for the cultural context I don't think it's a very sexualized skin compared to some of her others or other female heroes in the game. Also unless unless it's an extremely terrible or rude thing to wear in Korea I think it's a fine skin. As for the academy skin it seems like a pretty normal uniform and other than not wearing tights it's what most female school uniforms are that would have a skirt instead of pants. Also with D.Va's personality she would be one to break or bend the rules on school uniforms anyways

  • 153STick LV.20 Good Leader Jan 20, 2020, 10:53 AM

    well i like it !
    its cute not sexy

  • Michael Cassidy LV.3 Lurker Jan 20, 2020, 10:27 PM

    One of my favorite skins for her

  • HypnoJ LV.4 Lurker Jan 23, 2020, 04:29 AM

    i don't see what you mean in terms of it being sexual i think you are looking way to into it. I personally see it as just a cute skin with no over sexualisation in sight.

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 23, 2020, 04:40 AM

    if you read it, it was the women of Korea that feel it is sexualised due to cultural context

  • HypnoJ LV.4 Lurker Jan 23, 2020, 04:43 AM

    ahhh okay but i still don't understand how it is sexualised

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 23, 2020, 04:50 AM

    different cultures have different ideas of sexualisation. Kind of like how even showing the arms can be sexualised and inappropriate in some cultures, I assume her outfit (maybe the idea of a cat kind of like the playboy bunny costumes I guess?) is sexualised in Korea, she shows a bit of cleavage, and I believe people have a certain negative stereotype over girls who dye their hair in korea? These are the things that come to mind first because they have some very unique views on things often

  • HypnoJ LV.4 Lurker Jan 23, 2020, 04:52 AM

    true, its just hard to see things through different cultures

  • Elfi verified LV.28 Rare Candy Jan 23, 2020, 04:54 AM

    That's understandable, I couldn't even imagine seeing arms as sexual 😅 but saying that, in some american and european schools you aren't allowed to show your shoulders still because its "inappropriate"

  • HypnoJ LV.4 Lurker Jan 23, 2020, 04:56 AM

    Elfi  very true, and no matter how ridiculous some of these things may seem i doesn't matter as its just how people think and see the world.

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