Worse Than Dahmer

kmclaude:

“WELL NOW HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO MARKET MY DIARY COMIC COLLECTION ‘WORSE THAN DAHMER’ IF I’M NO LONGER WORSE THAN A LITERAL NECROPHILIAC MINOR-FUCKING SERIAL KILLER BECAUSE I DRAW EROTIC GROTESQUE ART (ACCORDING TO SOME DUMB CUNT ON THIS SITE, A SITE WHICH IS A LOT SOMETIMES)? Man, there goes MY marketing technique.”

My exact words:

“I wouldn’t say K. M. Claude is as bad as Dahmer since Claude hasn’t killed or raped anyone.” – [x]

I never said you were as bad as Dahmer, quit lying.

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“Claude flat-out shows how much he hates women and acts like rape culture isn’t real. How does anyone support this sick fuck?”

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.

“I know you’ve probably heard this a lot (or maybe not) but you shouldn’t really tag pictures of girls with dicks as futanari, or even call them that ‘cos its super offensive and rude to trans girls.. Am I telling you not to? Not really but.. it’s just kinda shitty to do.”

Sniggy: “There’s no real consensus on this in the trans community.”

Claude: “I’m gonna borrow this response if ever again I need it (as I’m not done with, as Mr. Cat calls it, Pomp-chan, and honestly ‘male futa’ is the best descriptor) because it’s true and just that simple.”

Source.

Here’s the thing – ‘futa/futanari’ is a slur. And like all slurs, you don’t call someone that unless they’ve told you they’ve reclaimed it and are okay with that.

Also FYI ‘futa’ is a slur against intersex people too.

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

kmclaude:

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.

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.

Looks like Claude’s defending slurs again. Specifically, they made a comic where they say they look like a dyke. People pointed out that it was inappropriate for men to use to that word in reference to themselves.

Highlights:

  • Accused lesbians of making this all about them, even though ‘dyke’ is a slur against lesbians. [x]
  • Accused people of personally attacking them for pointing out that men shouldn’t refer to themselves as dykes. [x]
  • Claimed only cis lesbians have a problem with this. [x]
    • This is transphobic because it’s erasing trans lesbians.
    • To make things worse, K. M. Claude accused everyone who had a problem with this of being a TERF. [x]

“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.

“The fact that you’re comfortable using ‘futa’ after being made aware that it’s a slur against intersex and trans people a.) proves you’re a disgusting, bigoted cockroach and b.) you deserve to fucking rot.”

kmclaude:

Nowhere in its usage in its native language or in English is a slur. When discussing a word, I will use the word as that as the subject for discussion and unlike you I prioritize people over loan words.

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[Gif of Hermione saying, “Fear of a name only increases the fear of the thing itself.”]

Here’s a good explanation taken from your original receipts blog:

”It’s [futanari/futa] considered a slur because it’s almost exclusively used in pornography to objectify [and degrade] people.

  • It’s a slur against intersex people because ‘futanari’ means ‘hermaphrodite’
    in Japanese. ‘Hermaphrodite’ is a slur against intersex people.
  • It’s a slur against trans women and trans-feminine people because people
    often use it to describe trans women/trans-feminine people in a demeaning way.”