Why is everyone upset about Mei?
I know some of you who are new to the Overwatch scene may not know what the current controversy around Mei and her new Lunar New Year skin is.
This is how she normally looks (minus the Snow Plum color scheme). Despite the fact that she is wearing a large winter coat, most fans assumed she was a chubby/fat character due to her thicc thighs and overall appearance. Its safe to assume under her coat her body would look somewhat like this:
What a lovely thicc babe. The controversy is that her new skins change her character model too drastically to look like this:
At first glance, nothing looks wrong with it (and her Lunar Skin’s design is beautiful). But when you try to imagine what her body/hips look like underneath, we run into issues.
Its clear that when Mei’s waist was made smaller to accommodate her new skin, but her hips stayed the same size. And when you look at her new model from the side, she looks especially messed up:
Mei’s ass is just a little too thicc to accommodate her new model and her overly bent back isn’t helping. Overwatch claims that Mei’s tiny waist is a bug/glitch with the new skin that they will fix in the next patch, and this is a possibility. Widowmaker had a similar cosmetic bug where her ass would grow every time she activated her scope. Now, there is nothing wrong with having thin waisted/bodied characters, but Mei’s new appearance doesn’t make physical sense. And to some, having a chubby female character was an important step forward for female diversity in gaming.