Rebecca Sugar Apologizes For Racist Stereotypes That Were Included In Steven Universe Art Book

Author Thumbnail BY Bayani Miguel Acebedo - July 16, 2017

Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar is currently under fire because the release of an art book for her show, Steven Universe: Art & Origins was said to include a racist stereotype for a character. Just to give you an idea, here’s the sketch in the book:

Some people are even angered by the character traits that were written beside “Concrete” and Rebecca Sugar has posted up an apology online, saying that the sketch will be removed from future prints of the book.

I have to say, even if some people did find the drawing a bit racy, I’m pretty sure that a show as inclusive as Steven Universe meant no offense to anyone. In all honesty, it’s just a character, and characters in shows like Sugar’s are supposed to be all shapes and sizes.

I mean, would people lash out if the Concrete was a “white” gem? When I read it, the traits on the side aren’t even demeaning—those are just traits that make a character. Is Amethyst a fat-shaming stereotype because she literally eats anything in the show? These SJWs, I tell you.

All in all, anyone who is mad at Sugar for the drawing shouldn’t be tagging her as “racist.” I mean, have you seen her show? It’s a Cartoon Network show about lesbian space rocks! Steven Universe is all about inclusion, and that’s what makes it so great.

The only sin that Steven Universe has is fact that we have to wait for months on end for the next batch of episodes. Who’s idea are these Steven Bombs anyway?

Catch Steven Universe on Cartoon Network.

See Also: Steven Universe Soundtrack: Vol 1 Review

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Bayani Miguel Acebedo is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.