On days where The Washington Post is making the argument that we should get rid of the 1st amendment and enforce “hate speech laws”, it is important to remember that the 1st amendment protects freedom of expression as much as it protects freedom of speech. One man’s freedom of expression got him some serious heat on the internet as one of his drawings severely upset the ‘force is female’ Star Wars fans.
Online artist devilhs, has a large collection of prints but it was one he did of Disney’s Star Wars main character Rey that went viral and won him many fans and enemies. As the drawing made its rounds on the internet, the initial reaction drew disgust and outrage as many Twitter users proceeded to label the artist sexist for his work.
After intense backlash, Devilhs proceeded to defend his work against online attacks.
Then Devilhs closed the door on the Rey controversy like an absolute mad lad..he drew yet another Sexy Rey drawing.