She-Ra Reboot Controversy

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.[4] On December 18th, the Facebook page posted an illustration for the upcoming series (shown below). In response, some Facebook users expressed a distaste for the art style.

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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).

l am consumer @lmaconsumer if you're trying to make your girls look like boys for your show then you are not actually fighting for equality you're proving that men is the superior gender and taken more seriously than a beautiful women, you're only helping sexism not fighting it 4 TooMS 1 WERE MEVER AS 600D AS 7 AND YOU ARE JUST A OSTA UVABLE TO APPRECIATE ! THEY ARE NEW THINGS Kristen Gish @KGishFish Dear men complaining about She-Ra, The animation industry has heard your complaints and we're taking them into consideration. We promise the Care Bears reboot will have tons of boobs. You're welcome,

In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the controversy, including The Daily Dot,[1] Polygon[2] and Vox.[3]

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