In response to this convo and the linked tumblr diagram/comic: https://twitter.com/EventheOcean/status/492792292319973377
note: Amos has since offered a sincere apology, which I appreciate.
Styles exist… wow. Sure we all have influences and there are trends and whatever. That’s called “culture”, and SHOCKINGLY it’s only a problem when certain minoritized characteristics become recognized. This is basically the character design version of when people say “you only got into that Ivy League school because you’re a minority!!”. “You only chose that skin color because tumblr would like it!”. Like holy shit. Sure, some things can get old, but maybe I’ll consider chubby brown people “old hat” when I EVER see one on a live action show? Last I can think of is Patrice from HIMYM and she was a totally flat character, generally reserved for punch lines.