The cosplay community, for the most part, is a safe haven for people who want to express their artistic side or even the place that they could use to regain the confidence they lost.
There are cases, however, when things go out of hand like what is currently happening right now with Asian cosplayer Bleu after Naughty Dog posted her Ellie cosplay on its official Twitter account.
Ellie cosplay by Bleu.
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) May 14, 2018
The cosplay picture, which was posted earlier on Monday, drew a lot of hateful, racist comment targetting Bleu and her take on Ellie, one of the main protagonists of the hit 2013 PlayStation 4 exclusive game “The Last of Us,” Metro reported.
— GallaGarfield (@Wazoumi) May 14, 2018
If you think the extremely offensive comments couldn’t get any worse than those, you’re in for a shock.
While all of this happening, Naughty Dog is oddly quiet in the background as people continue to post hateful comments about Bleu and her Ellie cosplay. Some even called out the company for their lack of response to the abusive racist comments.
I’m still saddened that @Naughty_Dog has yet to even bat an eye at the abuse their cosplayer received. You’re allowed to say you don’t stand by abusive and racist behaviour. Game developers, if you share a cosplayer, please stand by them and protect them from shit like this pic.twitter.com/zSjq1FJtC8
— Ibelinn Cosplay 🕹 #GodofBOY (@Ibelinn) May 17, 2018
Not really subtweeting anyone, @Naughty_Dog recently posted a beautiful Ellie cosplay and now ish is going down in the comments on Instagram and Twitter.😓
Just a kind reminder that we need to better as community managers in games, even though it’s not easy.
— Esmeralda (@silverbulletph) May 15, 2018
One person even called out Israeli-American writer and Vice President of Naughty Dog Neil Druckmann to take notice of what’s happening.
We need you to say something here Mr @Neil_Druckmann really hate the comments down here. Bleu looks so wonderful as she atleast made time to show love to the character she loves, all those sayin’ bad about the girl, REMEMBER when Naughty Dog publishes s’one they already a 🌟.
— Rachit Saxena (@IAmRachitSaxena) May 15, 2018
Despite the tens of hundreds of nasty comments, there are still a lot of people who showed their support and love for Bleu and her Ellie cosplay.
I adore this cosplay! She did such a great job! pic.twitter.com/1MXKvkJ4zD
— Heresetai (@Heresetai) May 15, 2018
Such a good cosplay! You go girl! Ignore those mean comments 💫
— M A R Y 💎 (@ItsMaryDelano) May 15, 2018
Beautiful! So much love for details ❤
— 🖌Zartcore🗡@Dokomi (@ArtcoreCosplay) May 14, 2018
Awesome cosplay! Captures Ellie incredibly well; the worn binding securing the torch and weathered shirt are a great touch! 😊
— Horizon Zero Drew (@Birdman_Drew) May 14, 2018
— Greyson (@greyson_kade) May 14, 2018
Jeez this comment section is a disaster. What a shame. Love the cosplay though! Great use of medical tape to make it look worn!
— Jesse Strong (@TigerOnTop11) May 15, 2018
— Loffen (@Sophieriis) May 15, 2018
Bleu, this is fantastic! keep up the good work <333 love from germany
— Troy Bäcker (@troybaecker) May 15, 2018
Bleu, if you’re reading this: you’re beautiful and this cosplay is amazing! don’t let haters get you down!!
— Joel (@Joel_Miller70) May 15, 2018
Looks amazing! 🙂 Great attention to detail in this costume.
— David Patterson (@DaveP2611) May 15, 2018
You know you’ve done a mighty fine job when someone from another game company comments on your cosplay.
— Jeroen Roding (@jeroenroding) May 15, 2018
Both Naughty Dog and Druckmann have yet to release any comments regarding the abusive racist comments left by many people in the Twitter post.
Featured image via Twitter / Naughty_Dog