So, I saw this on Instagram…
I went to the post and saw that this opinion was getting a lot hate. People were calling them a snowflake and saying stuff like “they’re just animated cartoon characters”
Basically, this post talks about how authors write characters who mindlessly kill others without remorse or consequences. Nor do they make it apparent that these types of characters are antagonists. Instead, these characters are main characters.
My personal opinion is that stories that portray characters like these as sexy, bold, and strong: they’re offensive and don’t belong on episode. It honestly shocks me that there are so many people defending this when the correct view on a matter like this (literal romanticized and skewed portrayal of murderers) is very apparent.
Games that do portray violence like this are correctly rated M for mature. Episode is rated for teens… this app isn’t GTA. Call me sensitive but I find these types of characters annoying. They lack depth or character development, the two most important factors to a story. It’s a poor and easy way at making your character look tough. Not only that but stories like this give teens a very inaccurate portrayal of psychopaths and violence. Real life murderers aren’t sexy nor cute. It’s an insult to those affected with mental illness and more importantly the victims.
What is you guys opinion on this? Am I being too sensitive or do you agree?
More importantly, can staff maybe give a perspective on stories like this and if they belong on episode? How does it contradict the guidelines or if it’s okay then why?