Racebending is a way of fighting back against a lack of representation for POC and the whitewashing so prevalent in the media. It’s fun, it’s creative, and it’s a way to show affection for an established series. Let’s see more of it, not less!
I was under the impression appropriation was when you adopted something from a marginalized culture without having to deal with the struggles they did while creating it. Kinda doesn’t work the same way with non-marginalized groups.
Edit: Sailor Moon thing…idk, but Wonder woman? White people got all types of representation. Racebending one of their many of white or coded white heroes to black or any other nonwhite ain’t really hurting them…soooooo yeah, nope.
This is why we can’t have nice things, that’s all I’m sayin’. How someone recreates art is a visual of their creativity and ideal. Why am I reminded of cosplay and how many people give POC grief over shit like that …?