“but also i’m reminded of that one iconic moment from america’s next top model where this one girl is like sobbing and throwing a tantrum over a missed cab and one of the models goes “I just wanna tell you that some people have war in their countries” – like there are literal child and teen molestation scandals coming out like we time traveled to goddamn 2002 and 2003 with the Catholic Church scandals and then Michael Jackson’s scandals but hey, you know, harassing a queer indie artist who creates content specifically about how abuse fucks you up (so, you know, abuse is bad is the only logical conclusion) is really sticking it to the man and helping people.”
There’s a lot to unpack here. Content warnings for pornographic artwork of children and K. M. Claude defending pedophilia.
You’re using the ‘Appeal to worse problems‘ fallacy. Just because there are sexual abuse scandals going on right now doesn’t mean people can’t care about Internet pedophiles like you.
Also, people have every right to be concerned since the line between a non-offending pedophile and a child molester is razor-thin.
Just because you don’t like kids in general doesn’t mean you aren’t sexually attracted to them (For people who haven’t heard about K. M. Claude, read this list for proof that he’s a pedophile). Sexual attraction to someone doesn’t necessarily mean you want to spend time with them on a regular basis.
“My impression of you then and now: someone who apparently has no problem fucking over those who’ve suffered sex crimes as kids by watering down the word pedophile to mean ‘an artist who draws completely legal things very well and that makes me uncomfortable but I need me some Woke Points and Attention on the internet so let me use the most incendiary term imaginable’. “
According to Claude, the merpeople in this proposed story have an entirely separate moral system, and also practice necrophilia. Considering the way he’s portrayed these things in the past, it feels like an excuse to promote them as fetishes.
“tbh it is frightening because I find myself having to fight a new instinct to just roll my eyes when people not only get accused en masse for sex crimes but even get convicted of/proven guilty of/admit to it because it’s like “okay when this headline says ‘child pornography arrest’ do they mean completely legal loli manga or stupid GF fanart or actual CP” and then I click the headline and am like oh right this is the somewhat sane, real world where words DO have meaning!”
If you roll your eyes and act like it’s not a big deal when someone gets arrested for possessing child porn, that’s your problem. Also, you might want to get acquainted with the phrase, ‘simulated child porn’.
“Having seen like… one episode of Gravity Falls (the one with Bill possessing Dipper and he had a reverend suit because my roommates were like YOU WANNA FUCK PRIESTS YOU LIKE DEMONS LOOK and for that I thank them), I am terribly confused as to how the fuck antis survived there, like, it seems like the same kinda weirdly dark “””kids””””” show that I would’ve grown up on in the 90s or early aughts, like, it was weird and creepy like how you gonna not tolerate dark content, that shit got dark. Nice sure but…a kid got possessed. You don’t usually have possession in kawaii, nonproblematic, sugary sweet shows. How you get Purity Wankers in such a fandom/show blows my mind.”
#1. Dark content ≠ fetishizing gross shit. People who create dark or creepy works of fiction don’t have to glorify things like incest and pedophilia the way Claude does.
#2. The statement ‘You wanna fuck priests’ is really disturbing in this context, considering Dipper is officially underage.
“I probably am one – I go on mild benders, then stop for mooooonths, and then whoops. Which… probably fits the definition of ‘functional alcoholic’.
But I can’t use art as an outlet without being called every horrible thing in the book, harassed, abused, and treated like crap by everyone (including people I like) while the entire world around us goes to hell, so I might as well slowly kill myself and numb everything in the process. I’m just hoping I can make good enough art before that happens.”
Dude, you’ve reblogged posts blaming minors for their sexual trauma, you’ve openly longed for your own harem of little boys, and you’ve repeatedly treated your critics like crap. I don’t want to hear about how people who call you out are bullies and abusers. Also, quit blaming your critics for your drinking problems, it’s manipulative as hell.
Before anyone tries to argue that K. M. Claude doesn’t hate women, keep in mind he has stated that all women are ‘fucking cunts’. Also, he has downplayed rape culture while using victim-blaming rhetoric.
As for why Claude still has fans: People have a tendency to defend their favorite content creators no matter what. They probably believe that because Claude draws well, he can be as terrible as he likes.