Overwatch’s New MM-Mei Skin Is Causing a Lot of Controversy

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Overwatch has revealed a new skin for Mei, which is a pun based on the character’s name. The “MM-Mei” skin features a design for the character meant to resemble an MMA fighter (get it?). While fans seem to be torn on the overall design and the pun, some have taken Blizzard to task over the cornrows the character has in her hair. Some have argued that female MMA fighters have frequently worn that particular hairstyle, but others feel that it’s cultural appropriation, as it’s traditionally worn by Black people. It remains to be seen whether or not Blizzard will make a change based on the backlash, but a number of fans are understandably unhappy.

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Keep reading to see what fans are saying about the MM-Mei skin!

The hairstyle isn’t sitting right with some fans.

A lot of players have called it problematic.

Some would enjoy the skin with a different hairstyle…

…while others feel it doesn’t fit the character at all.

The skin isn’t sitting right with fans for a number of reasons.

Fans have some legitimate issues with the concept.

It’s easy to see why MM-Mei has caused controversy.

Blizzard might want to make some changes to the design.


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