Because everyone uses ‘elves are elves not humans so they cant look like poc!!’ as an excuse to make them white or pale fantasy colors like green lmao
Fantasy being fictional and not like the real world has been used as an excuse to make everyone white since like. The dawn of time. Fantasy as a genre has a huge problem with including like green people, purple people, SCALY DRAGON PEOPLE but no people of color using this flimsy ~escapism~ excuse, as if white content creators’/fans’ idea of escaping is where they can escape to a world where I don’t exist.
And like I hate pointing this out because I feel strongly about it but ta//agnus content is so few and far between that I dont want to lose access to what little content there is!!! but a lot of people draw it so magnus is brown and taako is white or green and im like mmMMMMM hearing ‘big strong huge intimidating muscular’ and making him nonwhite and then hearing ‘ethereal beauty’ and making him pale as fuck is………..
It implies that softness and feminine beauty cant be associated with brown skin but bigness and roughness and almost inhuman strength is automatically associated with brown skin and its a clear racial bias that should be examined.