DreamWorks' She-Ra and the Power of Princess received a Gamergate backlash over its Spinnerella redesign.

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Man on internet wants to know why ‘She-Ra’ character wasn’t made attractive enough for him

Twitter is dunking on this Gamergate writer who thinks a character is 'fat.'

Nov 16, 2018, 11:33 am*

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Ana Valens 

Ana Valens

Noelle Stevenson’s She-Ra and the Princess of Power is out now on Netflix, and men have a complaint about the series: It isn’t horny enough for them.

Gaming “journalist” William Usher is a long-time supporter of Gamergate and runs the website “One Angry Gamer.” Between ranting about “SJWs” and “fake news,” he cooked up an article called “Netflix’s She-Ra Turns Spinnerella Fat and Gives Her the Power to Break Wind.”

In the piece, Usher argues that Netflix is “adopting the Social Justice Warrior agenda” and “attempting to produce material designed to appease NPCs.” (NPC, aka nonplaying characters, is a common term used by the right-wing to dehumanize anyone that doesn’t agree with whatever nonsense conservatives are peddling this week.)

As the article goes on, Usher claims Spinnerella has “devolved” from “a beautiful, empowered, fit woman” to “an overweight purple-haired wind-breaker.” He goes on to stress that the show is “making the female characters as unappealing and unattractive as possible.” Because clearly, all of She-Ra’s characters are supposed to look as thirsty as possible for Usher, who obviously fits into the show’s demographic of young girls.

“For Spinnerella it means turning her into the kind of depiction you would likely find as a profile picture on Tumblr, and any little girl who wants to grow up to mimic a Tumblr profile picture should be put into therapy instantly, like right now,” Usher complains.

Yes, this is the greatest adolescent travesty of our time.

Twitter user pattsuans quickly clapped back with a headline of her own that cuts straight to Usher’s point: “Female Character’s Design On A Show For Little Girls Is Not Horny Enough For Me, An Adult Male.”

https://twitter.com/pattsuans/status/1062725945063284736

Twitter loved her for it.

https://twitter.com/shaun_riaz/status/1063075833072488450

https://twitter.com/PodgePie/status/1063371883402461184

https://twitter.com/itinerantmagpie/status/1063086130118250501

Meanwhile, many praised Spinnerella’s character for representing women with thicker and plus-sized bodies. For some young girls, she’s the first woman like her that they’ve ever seen in a children’s cartoon.

https://twitter.com/lightning_kf/status/1063434522715463681

Others slammed Usher for being upset that a children’s cartoon doesn’t have wanking material.

https://twitter.com/starrynightjm/status/1062960616414105600

https://twitter.com/herbalwitches/status/1063125510102966272

https://twitter.com/Savanna62992194/status/1063230584581906432

Meanwhile, Usher is having a totally normal response in the replies. In a definitely-not-creepy move, he said kids “loved Hulk Hogan because of those tight, tanned muscles” and asked a Twitter user if she would rather “want to make love” and “have kids with” Hulk Hogan or Dusty Rhodes.

Alrighty then.

Apparently, he also wants to encourage his very real 13-year-old daughter to stay fit so she can marry rich.

It seems like Twitter has turned Usher into one angry gamer, indeed.

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This isn’t the first time angry men on the internet have complained about She-Ra. When Stevenson’s reboot first premiered, critics complained about She-Ra’s new redesign, arguing that she looks too “boyish.” Women in animation were just as vocal against the backlash then, too.

“We promise the Care Bear reboot will have tons of boobs,” storyboard artist Kristen Gish quipped. “You’re welcome.”

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*First Published: Nov 16, 2018, 11:26 am