A bitter and jealous ‘artist’ has been slammed by social media users after he lashed out a game company for recognizing young girl’s fan art rather than acknowledging the work done by ‘real artists’ like himself.
Everything started when a proud father, Shane Hickey from Arizona, shared a picture of his daughter’s design of a videogame character with the Overwatch team on Twitter.
“Hi, team! My daughter created a new character,” the father captioned the photo of the drawing. “Her name is Birst. She’d love to know your thoughts.”
For those not yet familiar with the videogame, Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter that allows players to “choose your hero from a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities. Bend time, defy physics and unleash an array of extraordinary powers and weapons. Engage your enemies in iconic locations from around the globe in the ultimate team-based shooter.”
After the Overwatch team received the design, they responded by saying: “This is absolutely amazing and adorable! Tell her we love it!!!!”
Soon enough, they came up with another update and revealed that their artists created their own fan art based on the girl’s idea. “Our artists were so inspired by this that they created their own fan art! Hope your daughter loves it,” they wrote.
While the people applauded the company for taking this action, one bitter person jumped into the debate only to spoil the mood.
“Like I’m an actual f***ing artist and so are a million god damn other people on the planet and the person being recognized for their art by a game company is a f***ing child?” the user under the pseudonym ‘rectaljustice’ wrote.
Fortunately, the bitter person was quickly shut down by a wave of comments from various people including fellow artists.
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