Everything was fine till episode 10 of anime. After the release of My Dress-up Darling episode 10, Marin was accused of promoting racism (Blackface). In the episode, Marin used foundation to tan her body to play the cosplay of Veronica. Online community showed outrage over this and are calling out the show for promoting racism.
Many cosplayers are pointing this out and posting on their social media. One of them is a Californian cosplayer “@fabrickind”, who went viral after posting a critique of Marin Kitagawa’s full body make-up to darken her skin tone.
She wrote, “As much as I like My Dress-Up Darling, this… This not ok. I know it’s very common to change skin tone in the Japanese cosplay scene, but that doesn’t make it okay to do it, especially since colorism is a big problem and people with dark skin can’t just take it off”.
The Tweet is not there anymore. The criticism received such a negative response that the cosplayer closed her Twitter account. Here’s the picture of that tweet:
This scene specifically talks about the scene when Kitagawa arrived at Gojo’s home after tanning her body for the cosplay. Later she explains to Gojo that she used foundation on her whole body to get the tan.
Many are in support to this tweet statement but some are outraging and calling this nonsense. Here are some comments on this:
For those who will say “it’s just for accuracy” – skin colour is not a costume and I will not be endorsing this show now that it is encouraging this behaviour.@f.ukuro (1.2M Followers) (insta story)
and? ppl darken their skin w/ fake spray tan all the time. Should I be angry at bodybuilders and pro wrestlers now? If she wants to darken her skin to play a character, I don’t see a problem w/this. Would you cancel RDJ for his role in Tropic Thunder?@JeanGen09181213
Are we going to talk about the low key blackface, they did on My Dress-Up Darling or not?@exzraxplorer
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