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Hetalia is NOT Racist by DragonsPeak30 Hetalia is NOT Racist by DragonsPeak30
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<p>Edit: Okay, I've learned more about this series since I've made this stamp. Yes, there is some stereotypes...how about I rephrase my comment: There is stereotypes, but they aren't meant to offend anyone or make any one nationality seem superior to another. It's just all in good fun.</p>

I'm from America, and in Hetalia, he's personified as being very nosy...I'm willing to admit that our nation tends to interfere in other countries' affairs a bit too much.
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oceangirl1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
The dictionary definition of racist is showing or feeling discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or believing that a particular race is superior to another. All of the Hetalia characters are stereotypes but they aren't intended to make the countries they represent look bad and they're not trying to say how (x) country is better than (y) country. Each character is made fun of equally, and not in a derogatory way, more of a 'look at this nerd' way if you understand what I mean. I have shown Hetalia to friends from Germany, Italy, and Holland and they all agree that the series is not racist, it is a satirical series about stereotypes and history.
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nightesprit Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
It is. 
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EnvaEve168 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
I agree. It is not racist. The personality of each character is supposed to be based off of stereotypes, their personalities are not
Based on the POV of what the creator thinks people in differents countries are like. They are based on stereotypes.
Although it is gonna be quite offensive to sensitive and patriotistic people.
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nashenas1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
To be perfectly honest, it can be offensive sometimes. I love Hetalia though.
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DrawTheYandere Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
FINALLY ! I present Hetalia to some friends and all of them said "HEY ! THAT IS RACIST !" fuck me, it's not racist !
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
The Simpsons isn't racist as well and it also contains stereotypes.
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gabbysamacupcakes Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Student Artist
People say this because they think their are no black characters. Fun fact: Seychelles I think is black and I think Cameroon is too.
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
And Cuba, he's black. Seychelles isn't black, she's hispanic. Cameroon is black. :)
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gabbysamacupcakes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student Artist
She's an African country along with Cameroon.
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
But she's still not black skin like Cameroon. There's different skin colors also in Africa. I would myself think America would be Native American or mix. But no, he's white. (This wasn't racist.)
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gabbysamacupcakes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Student Artist
Not like him , i knew that. lighter than cameroon but dark to an extent
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
In anime Seychelles is Hispanic. Well, in anime things go differently than in manga. In anime China has dark brown hair, even though in manga his hair is black.
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lolsweetgirl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Stereotype and racist are 2 different things, people need to get them right :p
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Jewel-M Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
I'm Spanish... and character Spain is one of my favorites.
What I hate is how much the fandom portrays Spain as a bullfighter. Mainly because not everyone here is one. It's true that there are still in this country some people (by which, of course, I mean a considerable bunch) that still like bullfights (or corridas, if you prefer it) :| (Blank Stare) 

Yeah, I guess you've a point; Hetalia is not racist. Stereotypes are bad, but instead of getting pissed about it, why don't laugh at them? It's what I do each time I see Spain portrayed as a bullfighter... =p (Razz) 
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MarinKoi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Yep Hetalia isn't racist, maybe a little stereotypical, but I guess it can't be helped when you're speaking about countries, not about every people.
 Hehe sometimes the fandom can be more stereotypical than the Manga/anime series itself... the times a bull -that bull-  appeared in the series, it was to save/help spain anyway, like an animal friend (a funny friend by the way). 

But of course some fandom jokes are fun, so, how you said, why don't laugh at them? :D

And anyway, if everything was just stereotypes, Switzerland would be always in traditional clothes dancing in the mountains while holding a cheese, a bit like in Japan's vision (oh god that was-).

(I'm from Brazil, a country with really bad stereotypes, and i believe that Hetalia might help some fans, even brazilians, to see Brazil (or any other contry) with others eyes...) 

After all, Hetalia is a way of knowing cultures, knowing curious facts of history that are not always taught and meeting people from different countries and cultures! xD


* Sólo escribiendo en Inglés para que los otros puedan entender también ^^"
btw hola xD just siendo random
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Jewel-M Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
the times a bull -that bull-  appeared in the series, it was to save/help spain anyway, like an animal friend (a funny friend by the way.

Yes, I know, I like that part. Giggle I'm not offended by it, I just find a little annoying to be looking for normal pictures about him and seeing him always dressed as a bullfighter. But wtv, it's fun anyway. Wink/Razz 

hola, qué tal?
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MarinKoi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
yeah i know you're not, just said it because some people don't know about the little bull-pet.
sorry for the misunderstanding, my English isn't so good too. ^^"

Me tomó un tiempo para responder pero ahora será un holiday en el lunes aquí~
*feliz*
a propósito cool nickname xD /soyslytherin
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Jewel-M Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
No problem ^^
eh, yo también! gracias (: your nick is also cool
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MarinKoi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
you too? nice!!Jumping High-Five - NaNoEmo Day 11 
^^ gracias también! eres la primera en decir que it's cool tho
r-really thank you
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Jewel-M Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
(:
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NlKlTA Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Writer
I guess some people don't understand the definition of racism. 
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EnvaEve168 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
Yup.
Their personalities and traits are supposed to be stereotypes. right?
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EverLastingLuv Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't know who thought that it was racist. Whoever thinks it's racist definitely needs to get a sense of humor.
And I agree. I'm Swedish and American, but America doesn't offend me at all. If anything, he makes the anime a lot more hilarious and fun to watch. He is actually how I got into Hetalia in the first place. Him and Japan XD
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waterfuzzy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed, it stereotypes everyone and never takes wars lightly.
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magnifulouschicken Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Agreed. I'm American, and was never offended by America...in fact, he's one of my favorites. I'm also German, Spanish, and Austrian...And I have no problem with any of them.

While they are stereotyped (which is kind of impossible to avoid if you're going for country personifications), they all have positive and negative qualities.
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AsahiGirl Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm from America and America in Hetalia makes me smile.
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BorderGirlxXx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
He's hilarious xD
Feliciano is an idiotic cry baby, we can't lie.....but I FRUKING adore him!!
italians are often seen as lazy cowards, most people know it and there is no person who minds it, because we know it's not true. (Feli can even stand up for himself when he needs to, he's acautally pretty caring and smart)





also.....I find you EVERYWHERE XD nice to see you :3
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AsahiGirl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha nostalgia train. And am I really everywhere? That's awesome sauce!
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BorderGirlxXx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
^_^
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Kitsunefireball Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
How is it racist if it narks on everyone?

Plus isnt everyone just a bit racist, even if they dont voice their opinions?
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GlitchhCaniis Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I need to give this to my friend,
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Inkuii Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
when i saw the first episode, i laughed my ass off and somehow knew that it was going to be my favorite anime, although the fandom isn't always that good I'm looking at you, ship war., although it is tolerable.
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PokeSmosher365 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
So Hetalia is hated on for being "offensive," but South Park is perfectly fine? That's just messed up, and this is coming from a guy who's seen some of South Park and finds it funny at times.
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EverLastingLuv Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
South Park gets sued for their offensive content by pissed of celebrities. No one said it's fine. South Park is the most offensive show on television besides Family Guy.
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PokeSmosher365 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student General Artist
((Really?  I never actually never knew about the show getting sued.
Anyways, you are correct.  South Park is the most offensive show.
I don't know why I enjoy some of its humor, though.))
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EverLastingLuv Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah celebrities tried suing them a lot. 

I personally find the offensive stuff to be the most humorous. Lol XD
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shadowangel33 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Artist
GUYS GUYS,HETALIA IS NOT RACIST,IF IT WERE RACIST,THEN IT WOULD BE THE MOST HATED ANIME SHOW EVER
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RandomItaly Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
EXACTLY :brofist: 
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Mightymog Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I personally love hetalia but I'm not sure it is entirely 'PC' if you catch my drift, not racist but not Politically correct . I'm not offended by it but I can see why some people may be if they don't understand the type of humor.  :giggle: 
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yes it is
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lolsweetgirl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student General Artist
racist
[ ˈrāsist ]
NOUN
a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
synonyms: racial bigot · racialist · xenophobe · chauvinist · supremacist · More
ADJECTIVE
having or showing the belief that a particular race is superior to another:
"we are investigating complaints about racist abuse at the club"
(From Bing)


Does this look like hetalia to you?
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Finland-Skywalker Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
It is not!!! You need to learn the definition of racism.
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Flaming-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If your gonna say that can you at least use capitals and periods please, if I'm gonna tell someone why its not racist I'd prefur they atleast use grammar.
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CorailJay Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you reply you should probably make sure you spell everything correctly. Just saying :shrug:
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Flaming-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe I don't know how to spell? :3
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CorailJay Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe they don't know grammar.
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Flaming-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just said if I was going to tell them why its not I would atleast like them to try and use capatals and periods, its the simpliest thing ever.
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CorailJay Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe they were on a phone or something. :shrug:
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Flaming-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea but what if they weren't?
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