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Please, people. How is this so hard to understand?
Don't call France, or any person who cosplays him, a rapist, because it is really offensive.
I mean, really goddamn rude and respectless. Both towards the character, the cosplayer, and towards any person who actually has been raped. It is not something fun, it is not a joke.
I have been through this so many times now, with people joking about France being a rapist, and it's so tiring.
First of all, this character represents a nation. A country where people live and it's not fun hearing such things about your country. I am not french but I still find this so offensive. Have some respect. (The same goes for any character in Hetalia who is being put in a bad light, such as being called a pedophile, a nazi or be represented as the maffia. Think about what you are doing.) Sure, it is all a joke and only for fun, you mean nothing serious with it, but people might just take it seriously and offensive. We're talking about peoples' homes, where they live their life, where they go to school and work and have their families and friends. To have your nation being represented as the worst kind of all people, is not something I could imagine anyone would enjoy.
Secondly, being called a rapist is probably the worst insult one can get. I mean, people, think about it, think about what rape actually means. It is not a joking matter, and it is certainly not something you go around and call people. It is repulsive.
I knew a person who had been raped when she was younger, and it still haunts her every day. The rapist never got accused for it and is still out there, walking freely as any other man while she has to live with this disgust and shame every single day for the rest of her life.
I honestly do not understand how anyone can joke about rape. I feel sick when I read comments/signs such as "France raped England", "haha, france has such a rapeface", "free hugs, free rape" and similar things.
Having a girlfriend who cosplays France, this is something we get to see often, and it slowly breaks one down. To have to see this everywhere is so tiring. It is disgusting, how easily people throw around words like that.

This isn't only about Hetalia. This is for any fandom or any situation where people use the word 'rape' too freely, using it as a joke.

Joke about it with your friends, with those you know will not be offended, but don't go and call people it in public or on the net, because you never know what the person has been through.

So I am asking every one of you, please don't call France or anyone else a rapist. Have some respect.
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BeautifulDesertFoxgl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
People still do this? Really? It's so rude! France is a really cool character. 
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Janellexox Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Agreed! I love him so much! 
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FluttershyTheShyPony Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
Fluttershy*whispers* that's so....mean i wish that people would not say things like that they don't know what people had been threw they should respect what they say it might hurt the people around them i have friends that things like that happened and i care for them dearly but i wish people would not say things like that i love France and they should really respect the Fandom and The Country ~Thank You So Much 
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Mythraill Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Artist
never called him so, i just called him pervert :3
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PinkieTheAnimePerson Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awww! Who said that France was a rapist!? Or any France cosplayer!?  I wanna murder them..............and I sorta know the feeling (almost sorta kinda)
Everytime I walk on the bus, my neighbors (they're sorta guyfriends ish?) call me a nazi.  I know they don't mean it, but I still find it offensive and I cuss them out once I get off the bus.  (But not in German)  I'm German, I take German, and I listen to German music. *shrugs*  They're arschgeigen a lot
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MaikoYakuta Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
i just love this post , because i LOVE France and everytime people say that it pisses me off. As i am a France cosplayer , I agree with you Fully though i have seen so many other disrespecting not only the character itself but also insulted /offened the country as well without knowing . So i just LOVE you for posting this just Yes and thank you , thank you so much 
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Godly-Mischief Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree completely. How can anyone even joke about that?! I don't personally know any victims of rape and I hope that none of my friends ever have to go through it, but I still take extreme offense to those stupid jokes. I've been France before, as a Hetalia cosplayer, and hearing my Hetalian family call me that... it was just painful.

I pledge all my support to you and your friend, and I hope that one day she will recover from this and that the person responsible for it is put behind bars. He is not a man, he is a monster.
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demonandangelend Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree I hate it when people say it. sometimes its terrible!
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saramichaelis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
-sigh in agreements- i've been raped and molested, so i know how people feel about this. people around me throw the word around like it's the word love. i say "do you actually know about it?? can you actually say you know what it feels like?? i can and it's not fun at all." all they do is look at me as if i spoke a different language or something. i turn on my heel and leave them. i've said to a lot of people. it's not fun at all; in all reality it's scary and horrible. i don't just have scars down there, but also on my back. i hate to see and hear people throw around the word like it's nothing. it really sucks, and i hate those people. i don't think France is a rapist. all in all France doesn't like love forced onto others, and i feel the same way. In one episode he did try to force England to marry him, but I think they were just trying to protray his love for England.
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DrawTheRainbow79 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amen to that! I as well can't stand it when people joke about with such a serious and sad issue, it makes me so frustrated and mad (and so tiresome)! Thank you for this post. :)
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