“Claude lives in Louisiana, probably in New Orleans. They’re approximately 23 to 35 years old. No glasses, white, hair is naturally brown. If you see them, run the other way.”

Yeah, I think K. M. Claude is 24. According to this old contact page, their last name is Richard. Also, here’s a photo if you want to know what they look like.

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“It’s funny how their fans think criticism of Claude is hate. Yet the nasty shit they say about other artists, especially those who criticize them, is perfectly acceptable somehow?”

I haven’t seen K. M. Claude or their fans attack other artists. Usually when they talk shit about Claude’s critics they assume those people aren’t artists themselves. But yeah, both Claude and their fans need to realize that accepting criticism is a part of being an artist, especially if you want to be a professional.

“They’re at it again with fetishizing intersex people. And this character looks like a baby. ’18 years old’ my ass, they look like they’re seven.”

Content warnings: Anti-intersex, transphobic slurs, explicit artwork of a character who appears to be underage

I agree, that character definitely doesn’t look like an adult. Compare this concept sketch of the character in question with the finished version.

I also noticed the filename for that image on K. M. Claude’s website is dertoddler-sfw-rs.png. According to Claude, this is supposed to be a pun on ‘der Tod’ (German for ‘death’) and Toddlers in Tiaras, a show about little girls who enter beauty pageants. I think it’s safe to assume the character was really intended to be a child, and Claude just added the age disclaimer to avoid getting in trouble.

They also refer to the character as a ‘futa’ in this post. ‘Futanari/futa’ is a slur against intersex people and trans women.

“Are y’all not gonna point out the fact that they publicly ridiculed a mentally ill person for days?? ‘Cause anti-kin or no, you guys are passing up a chance to point out some truly ableist shit they have said.”

Yeah, I’m aware of the drama with the kin blog. I was going to address this sooner, but K. M. Claude thinks the owner is doing it out of spite or for attention. I was concerned that if I got involved, it would only reinforce these beliefs and Claude would continue to bully the person who ran it.

Since things have calmed down, I’ll list the reasons why Claude’s response was ableist.

According to K. M. Claude:

  • Fictionkin are ‘appropriating the language of mental health’, even though many kin are mentally ill and use it as a coping mechanism.
    • Also, making fun of somebody for the way they cope is ableist.
  • Fictionkin are delusional (Check the tags on that last post).
    • Using ‘delusional’ as an insult is ableist because it’s attacking people who experience delusions.

“I found where K. M. works, as well as a photo. As they’ve broken the law, should I report them to the police?”

Honestly, you probably should. When you file your report, be sure to include this information:

  • Claude has violated 18 U.S. Code § 1466A, which bans artwork, sculptures, cartoons, etc. depicting minors in sexual scenarios when that content lacks artistic, scientific, literary, or political value.

Content warnings for explicit depictions of the following: gore, dismemberment, pedophilia, sexualized children, and child sex abuse.

“Hey Sada, apparently they’ve developed a way to take a donor penis, use it to build a frame work, and then use the transplantee’s cells to flesh it out before attaching it to a body. Human trials are still a couple years away, and they’re going to start with forming/transplanting a portion of a penis before the real thing, but in less than a decade you could have your dream of boning a corpse. With a real boner. They get hard and ejaculate and everything.”

caligularious:

THIS IS EXCELLENT

@rootingformephistopheles

Uploaded from this Tumblr post.

“You linked people to crap they didn’t want to see, and yet you think you’re not doing anything wrong. Like, what the ever-loving fuck is wrong with you?”

kmclaude:

While I have already in the past apologized for my vitriolic reactions and also discussed with a former mod of said antiship blog who even apologized for the blog’s behavior towards me and other artists long after both parties decided to ignore the other and let be, I stand by what I’ve said before and I’ll say it one final time: if you click on a link on a blog (not fanmailed to you, not submitted, not messaged) after being told implicitly and explicitly by the contents of a post on an NSFW/adult blog what the link goes to (so not a screamer innocuously placed, not a goatse themed rickroll) and click it anyway that’s your poor decision making or reading abilities at work. That or you want to be outraged.

Now, considering that was the past and all I do now is make art, yeah, I’m pretty secure in saying that I am doing nothing wrong, to use your present tense.

But now I truly get that post sixpenceee made about why she doesn’t bother apologizing or even reasoning with her haters any more – it’s obvious that folks don’t care, they really do just want their Two Minutes Hate.

Shoot, guys: Orwell was right.

Claude defends tricking a minor into viewing some of their gory artwork.

“I bet it was sooo hot to you when a woman in her late 20’s repeatedly sexually abused me when I was 12 years old. I bet you get so turned on thinking about that, right? You can say no, but you’re fine when it’s fictional! Please do all children a favor and fucking kill yourself, pedophiles don’t deserve to live.”

kmclaude:

I mean considering I’ve written about a grown woman molesting her teen brother and the deleterious effect it had on him and what damage it did (writings which you can buy for $5.99 or if you prefer physical books $10.99) I think the answer to that is pretty obvious.

But ah, you seem to be under the delusion that I get off on your personal trauma or that my art has anything to do with you. But that is simply a delusion which is a personal problem on your part.

Animated gif of Snape shrugging

Writing about something is not the same thing as personally experiencing it, nor does it make you an expert on the subject.