The animation of the anime television series Kaisen jujutsu“伴野河-ベタβ (@bannogawa_b)“, He has been involved in controversy after posting a drawing on Twitter that some consider to be a racist gesture towards Asians. In the drawing, the characters Satoru Gojo and Shoko Ieiri are shown mocking Suguru Geto through the sign called “fox eyes”.. However, the entertainer deleted the tweet after receiving numerous responses lamenting the performance as a “racist gesture” towards Asians.
The “fox eyes” gesture involves stretching the eyelids to the sides to simulate a more almond-shaped eye. Although to some it is clearly a comedy or cartoon, it has been widely criticized for being offensive and racist towards people of Asian descent. Historically this sign has been used to mock and stigmatize Asians, perpetuating negative and derogatory stereotypes.
The controversy surrounding the drawing quickly escalated as the second season of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime is currently airing. This led to the topic immediately trending on social media and sparked a heated debate among anime fans. While some argued that the gesture was offensive and should not be normalized, others defended the entertainer and insisted that it was just an innocent joke.
As the wave of criticism grew, Jujutsu Kaisen animator published another drawing showing Satoru Gojo apologizing for the racist gesture with “めんご!” (“men-go”), which is a playful expression or sarcastic. gomen” (sorry). However, some Twitter users did not find this apology funny and questioned why the animator used characters to apologize, thinking it was equally inappropriate.
Finally, the animator issued an apology, admitting his mistake and regretting his actions. In his statement, he said: “I sincerely apologize for my lack of knowledge. I feel sad. From now on, I will minimize posts related to my work“.
The controversy surrounding the drawing and the animator’s subsequent apology sparked a wider debate about representation and cultural sensitivity in the anime industry. While some argue that productions that perpetuate offensive stereotypes should be avoided, others believe that creative freedom should prevail, as long as hatred or discrimination is not promoted.
As the second season of Jujutsu Kaisen continues to air, fans hope that steps will be taken to address this episode and encourage greater awareness and respect for the diverse cultures and communities depicted in the series. .
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