“TBH I’m surprised more people don’t ship it too, but imagine Lucien making excuses to hold his dad’s hand.”

kmclaude:

hhhh I’m both shocked because why wouldn’t you ship it and not shocked because have you SEEN the purity wank and the state of fandom thanks to Tumblr lately?

Apparently, wanting fandoms to be free of content that promotes incest and pedophilia is just ‘purity wank’ now.

Go away, Claude.

kmclaude:

I saw it after checking the Damien & Lucien [tag] which seems counter-intuitive because as far as I’ve been in fandom, ‘&’ was used for close friendship/familial/otherwise platonic relationships while the ‘/’ was like using ‘X’, it means character A and character B in a relationship so that was confusing. But also I’m just bitching because BACK IN MY DAY a Gothic father/son incest ship would have more than one goddamn fic, that shit wouldn’t be hidden, that would be prime shipping content right there.

Maybe the reason there’s so little content for that pairing is because most people realize that incest and pedophilia are wrong, and should never be glamorized?

“I think it is a little hypocritical that you’re okay with criticizing that person in your ‘antis can’t art’ post for the sake of a point, but people can’t offer criticism on your work without having paid to view it.”

kmclaude:

…Who’s gonna tell Anon-chan about all the free art I post freely for free all the time….…WHO’S GONNA TELL ANON-CHAN ABOUT ALL THE OTHER WRITERS AND COMIC CREATORS AND SUCH WHO SELL THEIR WORKS….

Claude literally said, ‘If you’re reading for free? Have a seat’, in response to a question on Twitter about whether or not they accept unsolicited criticism.

“I feel like Claude’s a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to criticism. They don’t want it but they’ll call someone else’s work something that an 8- or 9-year-old can do. And misgender them on top of it.”

Response to this.

Oh yeah, they’re definitely a hypocrite when it comes to criticism. From K. M. Claude’s Twitter:

“My view: If you paid money for it [Claude’s comics], I figure ya got some right to bitch because IDC I got my cut. If you’re reading for free? Have a seat.”

The fact that they misgendered someone in the process just makes it worse.

Incestophilia

Twitter screenshot
@kmclaude: “Tempted to post the smut comic I did that was an F.U. to people who go, ‘If you ship X your shipping literal pedophilia/incest/abuse/concept’.”

Source.

Not this shit again. 😤

For those who don’t know, Claude made a comic back in 2015 about the human personifications of incest and pedophilia. Pedophilia and Incest were portrayed as a father and daughter who were in a DD/LG relationship, and the comic was very explicit. Claude tried to justify this by encouraging people to donate to organizations like RAINN instead of paying for the comic.

Collection of posts from their Tumblr concerning this comic (Warning: The last picture on the page is an explicit drawing of father/daughter incest).

kmclaude:

#I’ll stop w the reblogs but yall….y’all hand to god I’ve had moments where I read news articles #about actual child molesters ans actual cp and upon reading the headline there was a moment I thought #‘what bad fanart did this person look at now’ before reading and it’s like no this was real abuse of kids #what I’m getting at is people have made this word no longer have meaning #and that is terrifying #DID NONE OF YOU DUMB LITTLE FUCKS READ THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF?!?!?! #Apparently NOT because even toddlers know that if you LIE no one will believe you or anyone when one day it’s true #when you say everything is cp or everything is pedophilia when it’s NOT ypu make it harder for those #who have been exploited in cp or abused or raped by child molesters to get justice

No one is denying that porn of real children is worse than pornographic artwork of children. Stop using the sexual exploitation of children as a shield for your own gross behavior.

For those not familiar with Claude, they’ve drawn pornographic artwork of children before (NSFW).

“That’s nice, but you still can’t use the word dyke.”

Let me get this straight: I, a queer person talking about my experiences as a queer person, can’t use the words and views levied against me as a queer person.

Source.

From the comic in question:

“People already assume I’m a dyke anyway, why blow a check to look like a ~fancy~ dyke?”

There are plenty of ways K. M. Claude could’ve worded that without using slurs they can’t reclaim.

Claude is Guilty (and also Satan)

series of tweets from Claude's Twitter
“In many ways certain cultures on the internet cultivate a game of telephone which would be funny if it weren’t about people’s reputations…
e.g. Few streams ago someone said “I heard you’re making a comic where you say you’re an ephebophile, is that true?” (It’s not. At all.)
I’m all where you get THAT? And then I recall a tweet to Ben saying my diary comics’ll have a cycle called EphebOphelia. Light bulb. Oh. Someone (Hey hatedom) took my pun title for a cycle of comics they know NOTHING about and decided OBVIOUSLY Claude is GUILTY and also SATAN.”

Source.

Well maybe if Claude didn’t say the comic was self-referential, and maybe if they didn’t draw porn of children (NSFW), or call themself an ‘underage kink-haver’, people wouldn’t have come to that conclusion.