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Insecure Artist Attacks Company For Recognizing Child’s Fan Art And Ignoring ‘Real Artists’, Gets Destroyed With A One-Liner
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Insecure Artist Attacks Company For Recognizing Child’s Fan Art And Ignoring ‘Real Artists’, Gets Destroyed With A One-Liner

Imagine being so insecure as an artist that even the cutesy drawings of a little girl could arouse feelings of jealousy and resentment. This is precisely what happened when Shane Hickey, of Chandler, Arizona, tweeted out his daughter’s cutesy pic of a videogame character to the good folk over at Overwatch. “Hi, team! My daughter created a new character,” he wrote. “Her name is Birst. She’d love to know your thoughts.”

It all began when proud father Shane Hickey shared his daughter’s imaginative creation for a new character on the popular videogame

The game is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter which asks gamers to “join over 40 million players as you take your place in the world of Overwatch.”

“Choose your hero from a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities. Bend time, defy physics and unleash an array of extraordinary powers and weapons. Engage your enemies in iconic locations from around the globe in the ultimate team-based shooter.”

Image credits: shanehickey

The video game makers, sniffing a nice opportunity for some positive marketing, were quick to reply. “Our artists were so inspired by this that they created their own fan art!” they said. “Hope your daughter loves it!”

Image credits: PlayOverwatch

Image credits: PlayOverwatch

Now for a little girl, something like this would surely mean the world. The encouragement that Overwatch showed could inspire her to become an artist of the future and give her a real feeling of achievement. Wholesome, right? As the tweet went viral people applauded the Overwatch crew for being so adorable and caring to their fans, so it was a real ‘win-win’ for everyone involved.

Well, almost everyone. One artist couldn’t stand to see a child getting the success that they felt they were more deserving of, and wrote a bitter post about it. But why? Who knows. Maybe the artist is struggling, have a rough time and is low on self-esteem. Why else would you begrudge a child a little encouragement?

Needless to say, the internet was having none of it and proceeded to take down the ‘real artist’ with some biting responses. Sure, everyone is allowed to vent their frustrations from time to time when having a particularly bad day. But, as the old saying goes, “pick on somebody your own size,” and leave little girls and their cute drawings out of it!

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Dani
Community Member
3 years ago

He deserved what he got!! 😤 what a jerk!! They didn’t hire a six year old to do character designs they just redrew her (awesome) character professionally! It was sweet and probably made her day, it doesn’t even impact him he’s just being a jerk to be a jerk!

Linda Sellers
Community Member
3 years ago

Exactly. But Rectal doesn't have the smarts to realize it.

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Branden Hart
Community Member
3 years ago

Honestly the user name says it all "Rectal"justice

David Grady
Community Member
3 years ago

I first read it as "rectaljuice." Enough said.

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Natters
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

Forget about the asshole. In every wholesome story there will be someone like that. We call em trolls. They don't deserve to be acknowledged.

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Dani
Community Member
3 years ago

He deserved what he got!! 😤 what a jerk!! They didn’t hire a six year old to do character designs they just redrew her (awesome) character professionally! It was sweet and probably made her day, it doesn’t even impact him he’s just being a jerk to be a jerk!

Linda Sellers
Community Member
3 years ago

Exactly. But Rectal doesn't have the smarts to realize it.

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Branden Hart
Community Member
3 years ago

Honestly the user name says it all "Rectal"justice

David Grady
Community Member
3 years ago

I first read it as "rectaljuice." Enough said.

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Natters
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

Forget about the asshole. In every wholesome story there will be someone like that. We call em trolls. They don't deserve to be acknowledged.

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