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 Battle.net. 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.
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