A tame piece of Genshin Impact fanart was banned from the a dedicated subreddit, which featured a picture of female character Arlecchino and player character Aether.
Arlecchino Mains, a Genshin Impact subreddit dedicated to the character Arlecchino, apparently had moderators who took issue with people posting art romantically pairing the woman with characters she “wouldn’t canonically be with.” Here’s a look:
Here’s a full look at the artwork, which is from Indonesian artist Tian Kazuki:
Reasoning behind the ban on the artwork was listed by the reddit moderators:
This reddit moderator decision led to a person’s wholesome fanart being deleted.
The thread itself has since seemingly been deleted, but it serves as another demonstration as to how censorship-happy those of the “shipping fandom” can be.
Since that thread, it was declared that the subreddit is now under new management:
Here’s a collection of comments from Twitter users on the matter: