“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.

That’s Not Harassment

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[“Hi, I’m Claude and I get harassed for doing queer horror and erotic grotesque!”]

Source.

I find it interesting that K. M. Claude accuses their critics of slander when they’re over here accusing us of attacking them for being queer or writing about sex. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – people give Claude shit because they glorify abuse, pedophilia, and other disgusting things.

“Check Claude’s blog for a crazy rude response from them and their crew to someone offering some pretty innocent concrit.”

I love how they accuse that person of harassment when all they did is point out minor flaws in K. M. Claude’s art.

Links:

  • Original ask [x]
  • K. M. Claude thinks that if you’re not paid for your art, you’re completely immune to criticism [x]
  • Claude accuses a different anon of harassing their friend because of a couple of innocent questions [x], [x]
  • K. M. Claude falsely accuses the original anon of bugging Claude’s friend, despite that person’s claims that they didn’t do it. [x]

Update:

Originally, I said there was one anon who was attacked by Claude for offering a bit of constructive criticism, then messaging one of Claude’s friends about it. Actually, there were two different anons, one who sent K. M. Claude some suggestions about their artwork, and another who contacted one of Claude’s friends.

🙄

kmclaude:

Memes aside, I don’t believe anyone is worthless. Not even the people who have harassed and abused me (and if there’s anyone I’d be nominating for Most Worthless Sack Of Shit Award, one would think it’d be them.)

People asking you to stop sexualizing children isn’t harassment.

People asking you to stop promoting gross kinks like necrophilia isn’t abuse.

People criticizing you on the Internet isn’t harassment or abuse, so pull your head out of your ass.

“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.

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[Image text: Countess of Beefcake: “So can we talk about unsolicited criticism of your art/comics for a second because I want to know where y’all stand on that.”

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

Source.

I wonder how Claude expects to make it as a professional artist if they can’t handle criticism…

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[One of Claude’s fans sending hateful messages to someone for criticizing Claude’s work.]
kmclaude:

disgraceddeity:

You can defend yourself, that much Is clear…but I just had my own two cents to throw in because I’m having fun watching them “try” to call you out. @kmclaude

While I appreciate the intent and am glad you’re respectful, I’d much rather people NOT do this. Frankly it ain’t worth it. And I’d rather folks not waste their time for whatever personal reasons they may have. I know it can be frustrating seeing someone whose work you like get attacked but you know the old saying: don’t feed the trolls. It’s like fussing at Westboro Baptist Church – you’re gonna get madder and madder and they’re gonna feel justified in the hate they spew.

Do something creative instead! You’re doing some interesting and lovely art with your makeup, I think that’s a much better use of your time and adds beauty to the world!

Wow, you must have a pretty thin skin if you think people telling you not to sexualize children and promote disgusting shit like necrophilia are in the same league as the Westboro Baptist Church (Y’know, the people who picket soldiers’ funerals and believe God hates gay people).