Pro gamer kicked off e-sports team after saying that short men have no human rights. Look at this case that ocurred in Japan this week. There this Japanese pro player named Tanukana, she is 29 years old and an expert in Tekken 7.
She was doing a live chat with her audience when she started telling about the time she ordered a food through Uber Eats, then she said that her order arrived and the delivery guy was an apparently very young guy.
She said that she took the food but the guy continued to stand there, she then asked him what he wanted and he asked her if she could give him her contact information, thus hitting on her.
She rejected the guy who, as far as she could tell, was fine with it, but she said that she felt afraid mainly because he knew where she lived now, but the bullshit started when she said that:
“He was short, probably only 165 centimeters [65 inches] tall. He might even have been shorter than 165! As soon as I saw how short he was, I was like ‘Nope.’ If he’d been tall and had a really buff body then there’s a chance I would have given him my number.”
As soon as she said that, the people in the chat already started to get less sympathetic towards Tanukana you know? Because when she said about the Uber driver asking for her number and her rejecting it, people were on her side, he could become a stalker.
Now, as soon as she explained why she rejected him, people were already like, you know, just because he was short? But it gets worse because she kept talking:
“165 centimeters is tiny. It’s no good. Honestly, if you’re under 170 centimeters, you have no human rights. If you’re a guy who’s less than 170 centimeters tall, please live your life with the idea “I have no human rights” in your mind at all times. Please look into bone-lengthening surgeries. Type ‘bone-lengthening surgeries’ into a search engine. Once you get to 170 centimeters, then you’ll start to get proper human rights.”
There, she could have stopped there, but no, she wanted to talk more and said this here:
“Yeah, I’m saying it. Short guys obviously shouldn’t have human rights. Know your place. I’m tough on short guys. But let me say this: I’m nice to fatties and baldies.”
For some reason, after a few hours of this live, Tanukana thought it would be a good thing to go on her official profile to apologize for everything she said in the live:
“The contents of one of my streams is being called hate speech. That was not my intent, but there seem to be many people who felt uncomfortable, so I take back what I said. I apologize. I wanted to say I like tall guys…but in my streams I always talk like I’m talking with people who are really close to me, so the words I used were harsh, sorrrry…”
Tanukana had a contract with an eSports team called Cyclops Athlete Gaming, which eventually announced Tanukana’s termination from the team, plus Red Bull, which had her as one of its ambassadors, removed her as well.
Cyclops Athlete Gaming posted this:
“Our company finds the inappropriate remarks and attitude [of Tanukana] in her stream on February 15, 2022, to be unacceptable…We recognize discriminatory or hurtful statements, including those made on social media, as unforgivable, and we value the diversity of all people.
To prevent such situations from happening again, we will be strengthening the education and guidance systems for our team’s players.”
Tanukana has a troubled history
This blow up because this is thrown around lightly to real people, it would be seen as a very problematic statement in the eyes of people outside the community. She didn’t understand this point and her first apology was also childish, as many of her rants had been overlooked in the past.
In this 2020 video, in response to a post “Get out of my world, you ugly bitch,” she said in a vulgar way for her age; “If all you can do is make people feel bad like that, you really should kill yourself. If you’re going to stream a suicide, I’m going to watch it and praise you.”
In 2018, she said to Korean gamer Kkokkoma, “everyone say Kkokkoma is gay [sic],” which he denied. In a subsequent streaming, she angrily talked she had been warned by the company because of the “fabricated” story that she discriminated against gay people.
What’s more, she had been interviewed by a major media outlet and treated like a brave person who was fighting against discrimination by accusing the e-sports industry of being rife with misogyny.
She also said It is not right she should have to put up with slander, and wanted a law banning the shaming of women’s looks. So, in her mind, she would be justified in fighting back and shaming men’s looks. But this time, the Uber Eats guy didn’t slander her, just disgusted her.
What do you think?
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