I wish I could say I was kidding about this, but I am not. This is a 100% real story about Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Nintendo players are crazy.
An Animal Crossing: New Horizons player is facing a wave of harassment and rampant accusations of racism solely for wearing a ‘bun’ hairstyle on her white-skinned avatar, with critical race and social justice theorists claiming the player is appropriating black culture.
On November 20th, Twitter user @stardewleaf shared a screenshot of her AC:NH character to their account, showing off both her in-game home and her avatar’s new hairstyle.
“Cute space buns :3,” @stardewleaf captioned the screenshot, most likely in a nod to the iconic hairstyle worn by Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars series.