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Via The Escapist:
“In terms of her body type, I think certainly people on the Internet have spent way more time thinking about Elizabeth’s chest than I have. It’s something I’ve barely thought about,” he said in an interview in the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine.
“It’s disappointing when [Elizabeth’s chest] becomes a focus for conversation because that was never my intent and it’s sort of a disincentive – I’d much rather talk about what she’s going through as a person, but whatever, they have the right to shout out whatever they want,” he continued, suggesting that he’s thought about it a lot more than he’s letting on. Furthermore… hey. Hey! My eyes are up here, jerkwad.
Let’s look at Elizabeth, shall we?
Really? You give her a disproportionately ample bosom, put it up on display in a corset, and then you’re surprised and offended that people comment on it? Seriously?
Please don’t try to escape blame here. If you didn’t want people to comment on how sexualized she is, don’t fucking sexualize her. Plain and simple. Look at the average proportions of women with her approximate frame, render that shit, and then you might have a leg to stand on.
Best comment, from Kirill Cirillo:
Wow it’s almost like unnecessarily sexualizing a female character takes away from their dramatic impact among an audience composed largely of teenage males.
There’s no problem with sexy characters, but there’s a real problem with unnecessarily sexualized characters. Subtle but important difference. I hope I’m not talking too fast for you, Levine.