Gitte2001 Finding The Berry Sweet Turning Sour…

‘I think it’s time we talked this over, I think you’ve taken this too far…’

There’s been criticism before of the whole Berry Sweet phenomena within the Simming community, and we’ve poked gentle fun at it along the way – and at some of it’s critics, many of whom’s criticism’s have been beyond the absurd.

But when you have a Berry Sweet modder starting to have open misgivings, then perhaps it’s time for some out there to take a good look at themselves:

gitte2001 not too happy about berry sweets going for racial purity

For those needing a reminder, Gitte2001 made a Berry Sweet freckled skin last year for those who decided their Berry Sweets weren’t sickeningly cutesy-wootsy enough.

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Ergo, she’s hardly one of the atypical Berryphobics to be found around the MTS/MATY/GoS orbit.

But it appears that the Berry Sweet Adoption Dumblr is taking things a little too far…

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And when you see exactly what she’s disturbed about, we can perhaps see her point…

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Only wanting couples with at least a 50% Berry Sweet lineage? This smacks ever so slightly of the sort of matters Michelle Mouton wrote about in her book From Nurturing the Nation to Purifying the Volk: Weimar and Nazi Family Policy, 1918-1945.

In particular, as Sace Elder pointed out

‘those identified by the regime as racial outsiders could not participate in adoption or foster care programs. By 1938, the National Socialist organizations were in charge of all adoption proceedings, which allowed the regime to better manage the adoption process in racial terms. Existing adoptions in “mixed-race” households were threatened with dissolution… Not surprisingly, new guidelines imposed over old ones to enforce the racial qualifications for adoption made the legal process far more difficult.’

Of course, it’s all only a game…

…and yet, and yet… it is too hard not to feel uneasy about someone openly playing a game of – for want of a better phrase – Simmie racial purity. Gitte2001 lives in a country where when they’re not going on about race they are going on about your Flemish or Walloon ‘purity’, where prejudice is so endemic you can’t blame her for feeling some out there ought to be keeping that crap out of a game based around a perfect world where no such idiotic boundaries exist.

Gitte2001 does have a point, you know, Berry Sweets. This whole ‘banilla’ (for ‘mixed’ Simmies) and ‘proof of Berry lineage’  crapola does leave a sour taste in the mouth.

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