Reaction to Overwatch D.Va Skin Continues

Some of you may be aware of the recent controversy surrounding Overwatch hero D.Va’s new skin, which is obtainable via fellow Blizzard franchise Heroes of the Storm. Given the...

Some of you may be aware of the recent controversy surrounding Overwatch hero D.Va’s new skin, which is obtainable via fellow Blizzard franchise Heroes of the Storm. Given the current scrutiny that the American police faces, many fans disapproved of the new outfit, despite it being well documented that D.Va is in fact Korean.

Given the sensitive subject of the matter, reactions from the Overwatch community continue to pour in via Blizzard and Overwatch are no strangers to backlash and controversy in the past, particularly in regards to how certain characters are being portrayed by the outfits they are wearing.

In a recent post by WorstHanzoNA, the user pointed out that fact that many players could choose to abandoned D.Va due to her affiliation with the police in this particular instance, which can be found at here at Imgur. As NooneSpecial rightfully responds, its a situation that will hopefully blow over in time:

I think these people just don’t like police. Regardless, ignore it. It will blow over.

Amerasian meanwhile believes that Blizzard will stand by the decision to introduce the police skin:

I doubt they’ll cave in to a bunch of radicals

Whatever your stance on the skin is, of which you are entitled to of course, all the took of the American police system feels somewhat misplaced on the surface, given the fact that as previously mentioned, D.Va is not of American origins. So players threatening to abandon her altogether feels a bit extreme, and hopefully it might be something that eventually blows over.

Do you find the new D.Va skin to be controversial? Let us know in the comments section below.


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5 Comments on this post.
  • Some Overwatch player
    1 May 2017 at 1:43 pm
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    It’s supposed to be a game where you escape from this crap not bring it over. It’s just a skin and I’m pretty sure some of the players complaining about it will do the challenge and use the skin. Sombra’s got a street gang skin but I think I’ll stop that there. In the end it’s a game don’t just bring your problems and mess with someone else’s experience. Oh and people saying they’ll drop just for that sure completely believable…till you see them saying Hi and showing off the police skin.

  • Nyanmix101
    1 May 2017 at 2:29 pm
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    How dumb have these people become. Just because a character got police outfit for a skin doesn’t mean it has anything to do with police brutality across United States.

    Are you saying Blizzard fine with police brutality so they made a police skin to tell you that?

    These people who gets triggered with something like this are horrible people. Don’t compare Korean Police outfit with Police brurality.

    That’s like comparing men’s attitude with rape which is what feminist today like to do right?

    Especially comparing Korean Police with United States Police

    They may have the same job but doesn’t mean they do the same thing. Start thinking and less getting triggered.

  • LuSeal
    2 May 2017 at 3:45 am
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    It’s very obviously a Korean Police Uniform. This article isn’t really clear about that. There’s honestly a lot worse games in this regard if you really want to condemn any thing portraying police violence.

  • kenyon
    2 May 2017 at 4:22 am
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    they say many fans disapprove of the new outfit. its not the fans who disapprove its the damn BLM people

  • Lou
    2 May 2017 at 1:07 pm
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    Lololol you can’t make this sh$) up!!

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