Overwatch Players Don’t Approve Of Officer D.Va Skin

Controversy is something that can come out of nowhere, and can be sparked by the simplest of things. It can be a hidden message in a comic (such as...
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Controversy is something that can come out of nowhere, and can be sparked by the simplest of things. It can be a hidden message in a comic (such as what happened in a recent issue of X-Men Gold), it can be sprung by words said intentionally or unintentionally, or, in the case of video games, it can be done via a scene that has “gone too far” or a simple skin of a character. That last one is what is generating some interesting discussion for Overwatch.

Blizzard is offering a special “Nexus Challenge” in which people who play the new Heroes of the Storm 2.0 will be able to get special Overwatch skins if you play enough matches. Two of the skins you can get are Oni Genji and Officer D.Va. While no one is mad about the Genji skin, some aren’t happy with the D.Va skin.

You see, players (mainly American ones) aren’t happy that D.Va appears to be supporting the police via this outfit. The police are heavily scrutinized at this point in time in America, and so for a character like this to support them amidst all this controversy is causing some problems of its own. Some players have gone so far as to say that they either won’t play as D.Va because of this skin, or if they have a teammate who is playing D. Va, they won’t heal them.

Here’s the problem. While it’s OK to protest this in the right circumstances, this isn’t one of them. Mainly because D.Va isn’t America, she’s Korean. So technically she’s a Korean Police Officer in this skin. So to judge her for a skin that doesn’t even represent the country she’s from is kind of wrong.

Look, it’s OK to be offended by something, but before you start spreading the word about it, make sure you know everything about what’s going on. It’s OK to misinterpret things as long as you catch it before someone gets hurt.

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9 Comments on this post.
  • jamie pook
    1 May 2017 at 2:57 am
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    thank you for not being an sjw arsefuck!!!

  • jamie pook
    1 May 2017 at 2:59 am
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    ALSO…GREAT ARTICLE!!!

  • sheldon
    1 May 2017 at 3:14 am
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    Sure she’s Korean, but this is a fictional world, made by Americans.

    Who are well aware of what’s going on in America. It doesn’t matter what ethnicity she is. So that last argument is pretty weak.

    Personally I am not offended at all, but it is a bit weird that they went with an Officer skin.
    It’s not like dressing up as police in Korea is a thing. So I don’t really get what they were going for with this.

    The fact that there’s no story to support this skins appearance makes it seem even more peculiar.

    I am thinking it is pure fan service.

    • DAP
      18 May 2017 at 12:28 pm
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      “Sure she’s Korean, but this is a fictional world, made by Americans.”
      Ummm…. your point being?

      “Who are well aware of what’s going on in America.”
      And it doesn’t matter one bit, this game and the choices put into these characters are purely for entertainment purposes only. Its amazing we cant even enjoy these games without you tyrants (yes I called you tyrants) intruding on our personal lives!

      “It doesn’t matter what ethnicity she is. So that last argument is pretty weak.”
      Actually yes it kinda does considering that it is the “evil” white people that seems to be the narrative of the blm, and that she is Korean so you people are pure asinine for not realizing that. And actually that was a pretty good argument.

      “Personally I am not offended at all, but it is a bit weird that they went with an Officer skin.”
      Because it is an artistic choice and they went for it in agreement without ever thinking of the politics beside it. I swear to god if they cancel this skin because of you tyrants this would be the true meaning of tyranny in America, and you people aren’t even in power.

      “It’s not like dressing up as police in Korea is a thing.”
      Ummmmm:
      http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/10/16/article-2462626-18C5018000000578-961_634x398.jpg
      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4e/be/22/4ebe22081359955f926135f96a6cb7cb.jpg
      YES IT IS!!!

      “So I don’t really get what they were going for with this.”
      Like I said, it was an artistic choice that the creators went for and that’s what they came up with.

      “The fact that there’s no story to support this skins appearance makes it seem even more peculiar.”
      There’s no story supporting Tracer’s cadet skin, nor Widowmaker’s Talon skin and you’re not complaining about those skins now are you?

      “I am thinking it is pure fan service.”
      Welcome to show buisness! You’re finally starting to get it.

  • eddie
    1 May 2017 at 5:53 am
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    oni skin had no actual story behind it either so what’s your point?

  • orenji
    1 May 2017 at 7:29 pm
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    I think this decision was as simple as “hey, what skin can we give this giant mech?”… “hmmm, how about a police vehicle? D. Va can be a cop to match it” … “that sounds like a neat idea! It can be like the anime Appleseed!”… The end.

  • Eddie
    1 May 2017 at 10:08 pm
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    It’s just a freakin’ game. The fact that people would go so far as to try to make it into a political statement tells you the kind of issues we have going here. I, for one, love that skin. It looks really cool and the mechs design is on point. D.va in an officers uniforms is kinda odd considering her gamer background but that’s like Mei having the fire fighter gear. Anyway, hope Blizzard keeps coming up with cool skins.

  • Nate
    1 May 2017 at 11:37 pm
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    Ya know, I consider myself liberal, but come on. This is ridiculous! And people wonder why we lose elections! Because of dumb shit like this! I want that Officer D.Va skin so bad! Also I think it’s pretty fucked up that people in this country, on both sides, create this narrative that you have to either support police or support black people. We should all support both. Be adults, acknowledge problems, and work together to solve them instead of fighting like children.

  • Jasmine Arnold
    2 May 2017 at 2:27 am
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    To assume all officers are racist is just as bad as racism itself -dab-

    Git gud

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