‘People often ask me “How does one get into voice acting
in video games?”.And the process is surprisingly simple. Step one,save up your money and buy a decent
microphone. And then, wait for Nolan North and I to die.’ - Troy Baker
Okay, so I was informed recently that the Hetalia English dub voice actor, Scott Freeman, had been arrested under charges of child pornography and the like. Funimation has recast all of his roles, and he will no longer be voice acting for them.
Now, this post is not actually about Scott Freeman himself but rather a message to the Hetalia fandom. Please.
Do. Not. Relate. The. Voice. Actor’s. Crimes. To. Aph. England.
We all know there are some messed up fans in this fandom (sadly) that may use this information as an excuse to AU aph England as being a pedophile, especially considering that he had raised so many young colonies/nations. Please, please, please do not be one of these people. I just want to prevent this before it happens. Do. Not. Make. England. A. Pedophile. Because. Of. What. His. Voice. Actor. May. Have. Done. This goes for Scott’s other roles as well. Just don’t do it.
It looks as if Scott has really been arrested, however this information is still up for debate. I am not personally saying whether or not this is true, for this post is not about what happened. Aph England’s dub voice is honestly one of my favorites, and I am really upset that Scott Freeman has been removed from Funimation; however…..I will not claim him as being innocent simply because I adore his talent. Child pornography is not something to be taken lightly, and no one should take his side simply because they like his characters and voice. Whether or not his charges are real, I do not know for certain, and because of this, I will not try to ruin his reputation any further. This post is not about whether he has or has not actually been accused and arrested.
This is about theHetalia fans. I simply want to try and prevent any fans from using this information as some wacky reason to headcanon aph England as a pedophile. That’s it. Just please, do not relate Scott’s characters to any information you may find regarding this situation. The characters are not their voice actors, and they should not be treated as such. You ship USUK? Cool. Just don’t use this as a reason to give England romantic/sexual relations with young/chibi America. Or any of England’s old colonies. It’s disgusting, and I don’t want to see it in this fandom. That is all.
“I love talking about the games and projects that I’m proud of and excited to be a part of. But because of that, now we know who Troy Baker is. Now we know who Nolan North is. Or Laura Bailey. Or Travis Willingham.”