Hi if you don't mind telling me, what is "kin culture"? I see it so much on my dash as a joke and how people take it too far .
Basically it’s just how there was a community that was formed around being otherkin/fictionkin (which was popularized in 2015) just started going off the deep end REALLY fast due to people desperately wanting to feel special and marginalized for an identity that wasn’t even that big of a deal.
I shit all over ND tumblr but honestly ND tumblr has NOTHING on the trash fire that is the kin community. Off the top of my head I can list off the shit that made this community a mockery in a matter of a few years:
-Claiming that no one is allowed to be otherkin/fictionkin unless they are mentally ill, and anyone who does it for fun/coping is a “lesser” kin who has to call themselves a copinglink
-Claiming that hating otherkin is ableist
-People blocking, harassing, antagonizing and straight up stalking others for simply sharing the same identity as them
-^^How this shit was often encouraged to their friends which made this turn into a domino effect of awful
-Demanding for people to not kin outside their race (admittedly I took part in that a few years ago and I’m still trying to hide that shame), gender, sexuality, mental illnesses, disability and even demanding for abuse victims to out themselves to justify what they were doing
-People faking their race to not get called out for ID’ing outside their race
-Some kid attempted suicide because ONE person told them not to identify out of their gender
-the fact that the whole “id’ing out of your race is wrong” shit was invented by a bunch of abusive white girls that just wanted to have as little doubles as possible
-People throwing tempter tantrums and accusing the artists of being overdramatic simply for saying that they’re uncomfortable with ppl tagging their works as kin
-Edgy Abusive kinnies getting angry and acting like they’re oppressed for being avoded
-People justifying being assholes by saying “well my kintype is like this so it makes sense!”
-People straight up identifying with rapists????
-Someone straight up made a “fakes” list of all the doubles they could find
-So many fucking callouts holy shit
-kindating aka searching for ppl who are kin to their kin’s soulmates (some people would actually attempt to find a sibling to ship themselves with)
-People unironically inventing factkin and defending it aka “I believe in this actual human being”
-People who were deadass convinced that they were a character to the point of being destructive about it were never told off or corrected because apparently it’s ableist to try to help someone’s dangerous delusions???
-Again people being super SUPER fucking rude to content creators and demanding to be catered to like the sad losers they are
-Back To The callouts thing, there were a SHITTON in 2015-2016 because people were trying to use their petty vendetta’s against someone to call them out. “This person called me ugly but UMMM they’re WHITE and kin TWO Japanese characters???”
-that weird shit where white kinnies deadass gave themselves ethnic names and tried to police people on racism
-Alters??? With kintypes?????
-Kin Drama blogs
It was. A dumpster fire