Picture by Merdahn photography [link]
This one is for all the people that have given us their support and input in the sensitive matter that I have insticated. And I mean to ALL who have given their input.
We have read all messages and cannot begin to describe the feelings we got when we saw all the incredible support and reactions to our work.
Removing the deviations was, to the best of our judgement, the best option.
I will explain why. I am currently reading "history of the modern world" by Palmer e.o. To be blunt, our history is a long, sad and messy one. Wherever Europeans went (Europeans of all kinds of color I might add), indiginious cultures of the "new world" were butcherd and indoctrinated.
Racial issues still exist within our world because our modern world was founded by and within racial issues. (If anything, the reactions to me doing a make-up job on my face is a clear example of that).
I have no desire to continue treading down a path, that in anyway can be traced back by anyone, to that long, sad and messy history.
That by itself, I must say as I am believed to have a right to an opinion, is imo part of the problem. As long as people will trace back something as stupid, useless and harmless as cosplay to the horrors of the Spanish inquisition, Vasco de Gama, the East-Indian Trading Company... slavery and discrimination in general (my God, what a comparison)... The issue will persist.
We are not out there to haress anyone, or to discriminate anyone. And to all whom I might have offended I have allready apologized, but again: I am sorry.
I didn't want to make this personal, but I allready saw someone posting a doubtful message about my apology... and that person "didn't get the thing about my wife" . To you I can only say this: Take your thumb... and sit on it. Might give you a purpose in life. Sorry 'bout that... but any other words I have said or will say don't seem to land anyways, so either read the messages I seriously ment or make do with these.... I don't give a shit really.
NOW FOR THIS DEVIATION:
As far as I can tell... I can't go wrong with this one... Unless my ass isn't the right shape, form, color or smell....
I WILL CHANGE the Connor make-up job, to stop it from being racially insensitive. This is my choice, because I think it is important. This will involve a foundation closer to my own skin color.
THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR SUPPORT AND INPUT IN THIS MATTER!!!!!
I... we, really appreciate it!!