From the beginning, Overwatch is facing controversies over its female characters. It appears that Blizzard is lacking some lady luck. First, there was a controversy regarding the pose of the in-game character named Tracer. People felt that the pose was overly sexualized and unbefitting of the character’s personality.
Blizzard seems to have once again landed themselves in the heart of controversy, and this time it’s regarding one of the skins for the character Symmetra. Blizzard have introduced a new skin named Devi, which looks familiar to one of the Hindu Goddess.
Rajan Zed, President of the Universal Society of Hinduism has now issued a warning to remove the Devi skin.
Here is what he said:
“In a video game set-up, the player controlled the movements of Devi, while in reality the devotees put the destinies of themselves in the hands of their goddesses. Moreover, Devi and its movements depicted in Overwatch did not match with characterization of the goddesses in the scriptures.”
But fans are quite pissed off with Rajan’s Statement. Here is how a fan responded to Rajan:
Rohan Mondal wrote, “Blizzard is probably going to ignore him like the irrelevant shit he is. how far can he escalate the matter? he can’t do shit about it. we as the actual players, have absolutely no problem with it.”
Blizzard has not yet said anything about this matter. Stay tuned to Asidcast.