The bus company Mie Kotsu in Japan has not given in to complaints from feminists about its original character being too feminine. In case you’re not up to date, a few days ago, we published an article here about a bus company that became the target of attacks by feminists because an official character of the company was ”too feminine” according to these people. You can see the character in question below:
These two characters above were released to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Mie Kotsu company. The female character generated a lot of hate from a certain group of people on the internet.
Bus company Mie Kotsu ignores complaints about its original character being too feminine
This group considered the girl’s illustration as something pornographic, many criticisms were raised highlighting the girl’s supposed sexual appeal.
Well, what was Mie Kotsu’s response to these complaints? On February 2, the company issued a statement stating: ”We are aware of the diverse opinions we received, but there will be no changes to this campaign.”
And so, buses illustrated with these characters are already in operation in Japan:
This group that raised these criticisms usually wins many battles, but not this time. The bus company Mie Kotsu decided not to give in to criticism and keep the illustration for the campaign.
”It is always advisable to ignore criticism from people who are not even users of your services. What’s wrong with the character in the first place?”
”That sounds good to me. Whenever the group is against your project, you should think about whether they use the service you offer”
”It was interesting to see the feminists start editing the girl’s design to ”adapt it to their standards” and then start praising her with her new design. However, the action of editing a copyrighted image is a crime in itself.”
”The male character, by the way, is attractive and has a good body, but do you see any man complaining about that?”
”I ask myself this all the time, but what’s the point of criticizing a two-dimensional character? It’s a world of fantasy and imagination”
”I feel that change is in process, more and more companies ignore the requests of this group”
”I feel like an old man from the Showa era who has to say something when he sees a young girl a little too exposed”
Bus company Mie Kotsu’s decision to stand firm against these opinions has left many users hopeful that other companies will follow suit and not be swayed by these opinions.
via Você Sabia Anime
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