I feel like there has to be some kind of middle ground between “D.Va is a mature adult and I can ship her with whoever I want!” and “D.Va is a literal infant who needs to be raised by my #faves!”
how about “D.Va is nineteen years old, and while we can acknowledge that she’s a young adult that can make her own decisions and live her own life she’s not anywhere near the same maturity level as the other heroes.”
it’s wildly inappropriate to literally infantilize an East Asian woman. but it’s also extremely uncomfortable to insist that an East Asian woman as young as D.Va is a fully mature adult who’s capable of having sexual relationships with adults in their mid-to-late twenties (or older).
the first is blatantly racist, the second is creepy and borderline fetishizing. and both need to stop.
//So I got the opportunity to meet Todd Haberkorn and I asked him if he could give some words of encouragement as italy; and I thought you all might like to see it!(sorry the audio can be quiet at times ^^“”)