She-Ra Reboot Controversy
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She-Ra Reboot Controversy refers to an online debate over the character design of the protagonist in a Netflix reboot of the animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
On December 12th, 2017, Netflix announced plans to launch a reboot of the cartoon series She-Ra along with DreamWorks Animation. On December 18th, the He-Man.org Facebook page posted an illustration for the upcoming series (shown below). In response, some Facebook users expressed a distaste for the art style.
On December 21st, 2017, YouTuber Alternative Mindz uploaded a video about the reboot titled "Netflix and DreamWorks bring She-Ra in 2018," which criticized the negative reaction to the She-Ra artwork (shown below).
On July 14th, 2018, YouTuber Clownfish TV uploaded a video titled "She-Ra Looks Like a Man?" in which the hosts compared the updated character design to "Ben 10 with a wig" (shown below, left). On July 15th, YouTuber Diversity & Comics uploaded a video titled "Boyish Lesbian Re-Imagines She-Ra As a Boyish Lesbian" (shown below, right).
On July 16th, Twitter user @iamaconsumer tweeted pictures of the character along with criticisms of the design (shown below). The following day, other Twitter users posted fan art and tweets in support of the new design (shown below, middle, right).
In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the controversy, including The Daily Dot, Polygon and Vox.
 The Daily Dot – The new She-Ra cartoon isn’t sexy enough for some men
 Polygon – Netflixs She-Ra remake finds animation community once again defending change
 Vox – The fight over She-Ra’s Netflix redesign
 Variety – Netflix, Dreamworks Partner for Six Animated Shows in 2018, Including ‘Trolls,’ ‘Boss Baby’ Series
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