NATION

PASSWORD

Russia Bans Overwatch Comic

For discussion and debate about anything. (Not a roleplay related forum; out-of-character commentary only.)
User avatar
Greater South
Envoy
 
Posts: 208
Founded: Sep 17, 2017
Corporate Bordello

Russia Bans Overwatch Comic

Postby Greater South » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:57 am

This has been a thing for quite some time, infact last year, so because nobody has brung this up, I will.

Overwatch's comic series, which attempts to add more backstory to the swathe of characters inside the team shooter, has just published its Christmas special. Alongside festive cheer, present-giving and the rest, the issue reveals that Tracer is gay. She shares a kiss with her partner after sharing presents, and that's about it. While Overwatch has insinuated that the game's cast may have more than one LGBT character, this is the first time it's been pointed out explicitly. It's all too explicit for Russia, and the country has banned the comic.

While it's not saying the reason outright, the ban is likely due to the kiss between two women, falling under "gay propaganda" aimed at minors.

As Kotaku reports, Russian Overwatch fans can see the cover, but cannot click through. Instead they get a huge warning box outlining that the comic isn't available "in accordance with Russian law", which implies of laws targeted against LGBT people.

https://www.kotaku.com.au/2016/12/overw ... ganda-law/

Discuss.
Now set in an alternate world where GS didn't go to war with Junkyard America for a second time because we lost a war against Mekishima and now in the canon lore we're Mekishiman clay, so treat us how you may.


-The Greater Southern election candidates are pitching in for the great race to presidency! Voting ends 10th of July.
-To vote, just say the name of the person you want to vote for one and they will be granted one digit in the charts.

User avatar
MERIZoC
Postmaster of the Fleet
 
Posts: 23525
Founded: Dec 05, 2013
Left-wing Utopia

Postby MERIZoC » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:02 am

Glad to see Russia taking a strongly anti-weeraboo stance
FUTBOL GANG
Somewhere to the left of Attila the Hun
Social Juchetice Warrior
More cool stuff

Pizzagate expert
Guinean Unionist

So you think it’s in the child’s best interest to be raised by YOU and not by the POTUS?

User avatar
Trumptonium
Minister
 
Posts: 2818
Founded: Jan 27, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Trumptonium » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:04 am

they're making the frogs gay
Pro: Things and people I like
Anti: Things and people I dislike

https://www.bolsonaro.com.br/

User avatar
Vassenor
Post Czar
 
Posts: 33591
Founded: Nov 11, 2010
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Vassenor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:05 am

It's been almost a year since they did this. It's not really news.
Jenny / Sailor Astraea
WOMAN

MtF trans and proud - She / Her / etc.
100% Asbestos Free

Hufflepuff/Team Mystic

User avatar
Dylar
Negotiator
 
Posts: 5039
Founded: Jan 07, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Dylar » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:46 am

Oh well. The comic sucked anyways mainly because it was trying to create a back story of a TF2-like FPS. Which just doesn't go well...
That being said, Russia shouldn't have banned it as it wasn't exactly "gay propaganda" just more of "appealing to the masses." Let people read whatever they want, you know?
St. Albert the Great wrote:"Do there exist many worlds, or is there but a single world? This is one of the most noble and exalted questions in the study of Nature."
You can call me Josh if you want.
Pro: Life, Catholic, religious freedom, guns
Against: gun control, abortion, militant atheism, decriminalization of narcotics
Interests: video games, Crusade/WW1/WW2 History, rock, Polish polka, WW2 German military marchespls don't judge me ;-;, Slavic Hardbass, Catholic theology
Am a Polish Slav by blood.
Political Compass: Economic Left/Right: 6.38|Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.77
Sexiest/Cutest Under 18 NS'er for 2017

User avatar
Albrenia
Negotiator
 
Posts: 6978
Founded: Aug 18, 2017
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Albrenia » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:52 am

Dylar wrote:Oh well. The comic sucked anyways mainly because it was trying to create a back story of a TF2-like FPS. Which just doesn't go well...
That being said, Russia shouldn't have banned it as it wasn't exactly "gay propaganda" just more of "appealing to the masses." Let people read whatever they want, you know?


Uh... this is Russia. The people's freedom is of no concern to them.

User avatar
Dylar
Negotiator
 
Posts: 5039
Founded: Jan 07, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Dylar » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:53 am

Albrenia wrote:
Dylar wrote:Oh well. The comic sucked anyways mainly because it was trying to create a back story of a TF2-like FPS. Which just doesn't go well...
That being said, Russia shouldn't have banned it as it wasn't exactly "gay propaganda" just more of "appealing to the masses." Let people read whatever they want, you know?


Uh... this is Russia. The people's freedom is of no concern to them.

*shrugs* Fair enough.
St. Albert the Great wrote:"Do there exist many worlds, or is there but a single world? This is one of the most noble and exalted questions in the study of Nature."
You can call me Josh if you want.
Pro: Life, Catholic, religious freedom, guns
Against: gun control, abortion, militant atheism, decriminalization of narcotics
Interests: video games, Crusade/WW1/WW2 History, rock, Polish polka, WW2 German military marchespls don't judge me ;-;, Slavic Hardbass, Catholic theology
Am a Polish Slav by blood.
Political Compass: Economic Left/Right: 6.38|Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.77
Sexiest/Cutest Under 18 NS'er for 2017

User avatar
Topoliani
Diplomat
 
Posts: 790
Founded: Aug 19, 2017
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Topoliani » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:54 am

What did we really expect? This is Putinland Russia we are talking about
We don't use NSstats, those are for normies
If you go to war with us and you hear this, be afraid... be very afraid
A 128-ish civilization, according to this index.
Topoliani Times or some crap: Topoliani has Alcohol again, riots and looting have ceased, peace restored! Saladin comes back from the dead, tries to kill Dandi for wearing Templar armor. Zombie-Saladin killed by pike to the head.

IC Year: 1220 AD

User avatar
Junkyard America
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 57
Founded: Sep 20, 2017
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Junkyard America » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:55 am

"And also...NO GAYS!"

"Only disco."

User avatar
Osnil Returns
Minister
 
Posts: 2143
Founded: Feb 20, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Osnil Returns » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:57 am

At least they have some sense of morality.
Ancient Ones-1 Justice League, 1 Sith Lord, 1 firebender, 1 nutcase, 1 Pokemon Trainer
There is more science in Grimm's Fairy Tales than in evolution.

User avatar
Albrenia
Negotiator
 
Posts: 6978
Founded: Aug 18, 2017
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Albrenia » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:59 am

Osnil Returns wrote:At least they have some sense of morality.


I'm hoping that's sarcasm, but from your sig I'm guessing not.

Oh well.

User avatar
Vassenor
Post Czar
 
Posts: 33591
Founded: Nov 11, 2010
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Vassenor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:12 am

Osnil Returns wrote:At least they have some sense of morality.


So how is this "moral"?
Jenny / Sailor Astraea
WOMAN

MtF trans and proud - She / Her / etc.
100% Asbestos Free

Hufflepuff/Team Mystic

User avatar
Osnil Returns
Minister
 
Posts: 2143
Founded: Feb 20, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Osnil Returns » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:21 am

Vassenor wrote:
Osnil Returns wrote:At least they have some sense of morality.


So how is this "moral"?

Russia treats homosexual images as pornographic material (they made Sims only playable for 18+ 'cause the homosexual relationships). You don't show porn to minors anywhere; according to their logic, it's moral. And I agree.
Ancient Ones-1 Justice League, 1 Sith Lord, 1 firebender, 1 nutcase, 1 Pokemon Trainer
There is more science in Grimm's Fairy Tales than in evolution.

User avatar
Vassenor
Post Czar
 
Posts: 33591
Founded: Nov 11, 2010
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Vassenor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:23 am

Osnil Returns wrote:
Vassenor wrote:
So how is this "moral"?

Russia treats homosexual images as pornographic material (they made Sims only playable for 18+ 'cause the homosexual relationships). You don't show porn to minors anywhere; according to their logic, it's moral. And I agree.


Guess we need to ban anything that depicts two consenting adults kissing then.
Jenny / Sailor Astraea
WOMAN

MtF trans and proud - She / Her / etc.
100% Asbestos Free

Hufflepuff/Team Mystic

User avatar
The Empire of Pretantia
Post Czar
 
Posts: 36845
Founded: Oct 18, 2012
Democratic Socialists

Postby The Empire of Pretantia » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:36 am

Tracer isn't gay, she's a Lesbian!

t. Thousands of pedantic cunts on the internet.
Third Position Libertarian.
The Alcohol Thread
Be nice to people.
Somebody take these gas masks away from me.
Peace!
It's okay to be white.
Gacha
Trashing other people's waifus
Anti-NN
EA
Douche flutes
Zimbabwe
Putting the toilet paper roll the wrong way
Every single square inch of Asia
Lewding Earth-chan
Pollution
4Chan in all its glory and all its horror
Playing the little Switch controller handheld thing in public
Treading on me
Socialism, Communism, Anarchism, and all their cousins and sisters and brothers and wife's sons
Alternate Universe 40K
Nightcore
Comcast
Zimbabwe
Believing the Ottomans were the third Roman Empire
Parodies of the Gadsden flag
The Fate Series

User avatar
Vassenor
Post Czar
 
Posts: 33591
Founded: Nov 11, 2010
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Vassenor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:37 am

The Empire of Pretantia wrote:Tracer isn't gay, she's a Lesbian!

t. Thousands of pedantic cunts on the internet.


Pretty sure they're too busy claiming it's just a platonic kiss so they can still fantasise about banging her.

At least if the flood of MY WAIFU IS DEAD and allegations of SJW pandering on the Blizzard forums were anything to go on.
Jenny / Sailor Astraea
WOMAN

MtF trans and proud - She / Her / etc.
100% Asbestos Free

Hufflepuff/Team Mystic

User avatar
Haggeliania
Attaché
 
Posts: 76
Founded: Oct 08, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Haggeliania » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:40 am

God bless Russia!

User avatar
Vassenor
Post Czar
 
Posts: 33591
Founded: Nov 11, 2010
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Vassenor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:43 am

Haggeliania wrote:God bless Russia!


For what?
Jenny / Sailor Astraea
WOMAN

MtF trans and proud - She / Her / etc.
100% Asbestos Free

Hufflepuff/Team Mystic

User avatar
Thermodolia
Post Czar
 
Posts: 41459
Founded: Oct 07, 2011
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Thermodolia » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:43 am

Osnil Returns wrote:
Vassenor wrote:
So how is this "moral"?

Russia treats homosexual images as pornographic material (they made Sims only playable for 18+ 'cause the homosexual relationships). You don't show porn to minors anywhere; according to their logic, it's moral. And I agree.

TIL that kissing is porn. Guess we better put black trash bags over our women. Wouldn't want any lustful feelings
Male, centrist cultural nationalist, lives somewhere in the Deep South, loves dogs particularly German Shepherds, give me any good Irish or Scottish whiskey and I will be your friend for life. I'm GAY!
I'm agent #69 in the Gaystapo!
>The Sons of Adam: I'd crown myself monarch... cuz why not?
>>Dumb Ideologies: Why not turn yourself into a penguin and build an igloo at the centre of the Earth?
>Xovland: I keep getting ads for printer ink. Sometimes, when you get that feeling down there, you have to look at some steamy printer pictures.
Click for Da Funies
Click Here for RP Info Embassy Program
Ambassadors to the WA:
Ambassador to the GA Jon Æthr
Ambassador to the SC Eve Šanœ

RIP Dya

User avatar
Thermodolia
Post Czar
 
Posts: 41459
Founded: Oct 07, 2011
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Thermodolia » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:44 am

Vassenor wrote:
Haggeliania wrote:God bless Russia!


For what?

You know damn well what for
Male, centrist cultural nationalist, lives somewhere in the Deep South, loves dogs particularly German Shepherds, give me any good Irish or Scottish whiskey and I will be your friend for life. I'm GAY!
I'm agent #69 in the Gaystapo!
>The Sons of Adam: I'd crown myself monarch... cuz why not?
>>Dumb Ideologies: Why not turn yourself into a penguin and build an igloo at the centre of the Earth?
>Xovland: I keep getting ads for printer ink. Sometimes, when you get that feeling down there, you have to look at some steamy printer pictures.
Click for Da Funies
Click Here for RP Info Embassy Program
Ambassadors to the WA:
Ambassador to the GA Jon Æthr
Ambassador to the SC Eve Šanœ

RIP Dya

User avatar
Osnil Returns
Minister
 
Posts: 2143
Founded: Feb 20, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Osnil Returns » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:45 am

Thermodolia wrote:
Osnil Returns wrote:Russia treats homosexual images as pornographic material (they made Sims only playable for 18+ 'cause the homosexual relationships). You don't show porn to minors anywhere; according to their logic, it's moral. And I agree.

TIL that kissing is porn. Guess we better put black trash bags over our women. Wouldn't want any lustful feelings

They did not ban comics that had heterosexual couples kissing.
Ancient Ones-1 Justice League, 1 Sith Lord, 1 firebender, 1 nutcase, 1 Pokemon Trainer
There is more science in Grimm's Fairy Tales than in evolution.

User avatar
Vassenor
Post Czar
 
Posts: 33591
Founded: Nov 11, 2010
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Vassenor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:47 am

Osnil Returns wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:TIL that kissing is porn. Guess we better put black trash bags over our women. Wouldn't want any lustful feelings

They did not ban comics that had heterosexual couples kissing.


...So what makes this pornographic?
Jenny / Sailor Astraea
WOMAN

MtF trans and proud - She / Her / etc.
100% Asbestos Free

Hufflepuff/Team Mystic

User avatar
Osnil Returns
Minister
 
Posts: 2143
Founded: Feb 20, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Osnil Returns » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:48 am

Vassenor wrote:
Osnil Returns wrote:They did not ban comics that had heterosexual couples kissing.


...So what makes this pornographic?

Yes.
Ancient Ones-1 Justice League, 1 Sith Lord, 1 firebender, 1 nutcase, 1 Pokemon Trainer
There is more science in Grimm's Fairy Tales than in evolution.

User avatar
Vassenor
Post Czar
 
Posts: 33591
Founded: Nov 11, 2010
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Vassenor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:48 am

Osnil Returns wrote:
Vassenor wrote:
...So what makes this pornographic?

Yes.


Is not an answer.
Jenny / Sailor Astraea
WOMAN

MtF trans and proud - She / Her / etc.
100% Asbestos Free

Hufflepuff/Team Mystic

User avatar
Aellex
Minister
 
Posts: 2813
Founded: Apr 23, 2016
Tyranny by Majority

Postby Aellex » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:50 am

Vassenor wrote:
Pretty sure they're too busy claiming it's just a platonic kiss so they can still fantasise about banging her.

At least if the flood of MY WAIFU IS DEAD and allegations of SJW pandering on the Blizzard forums were anything to go on.

>implying the canon sexual orientation of characters ever was an hindrance to fanboys or (especially) fangirls

Such naïveté is almost cute.
Citoyen Français. Disillusioned Gaulliste. Catholique.

Tombé au champ d'honneur, add 11400 posts.

Member of the Committee
for Proletarian Morality

Next

Remove ads

Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Great Confederacy Of Commonwealth States, Greater Redosia, Nocturnalis, Olthar, Shrillland, The Lone Alliance, The New Reich of Dseutschland, Yahoo [Bot]

Remove ads