Nezuko Kamado recently revealed her awakened demon form in the latest episode of Demon Slayer, sparking controversy across social media.
In episode 6 of Demon Slayer season 2, Nezuko entered a berserk state to protect her brother Tanjiro, causing her body to develop into that of an adult. She loses her gag, grows a single horn and gains vine-like patterns across her body. However, because she gains an adult body while still in her smaller clothes, this leads to more skin showing than usual.
As a result, users on social, criticising Demon Slayer for sexualising Nezuko. Furthermore, those who found Nezuko in her awakened demon form to be attractive were also called out for pedophilia. Have a look at some of the responses:
Seeing a lot of gross l*licons and weeb freaks trying to justify its ok to sexualise nezuko from the latest ep. She’s still 14. Even if she’s transformed into her demon form, that’s still a child.
— yaz – manifesting mk s2🌙 wakanda forever𓃮 (@weed_kitteh) January 10, 2022
Other fans have argued against said accusations, claiming that she’s a fictional character. Others have also stated that Nezuko in that form is an adult (albeit temporarily), so that is not an issue.
i agree but the whole nezuko shit is outta hand, here to remind you that sexual attraction to a mature female form is not in any way wrong, shes an adult in that form.
— NotProfessional2 (@NProfessional2) January 11, 2022
She is not a minor in this phase. Remember that by growing is not her physical size but her age. The first time she turned into a demon, she also grew in age.
I totally get the point and I'm hands down against sexualizing minors but this isn't the context. pic.twitter.com/CETe9fKfvA
— Hikarol (@Hikarol2) January 11, 2022
This isn’t the first time that Demon Slayer season 2 was met with controversy. In the first episode of season 2 itself, the anime was criticized for portraying polygamy, with Tengen Uzui openly practising with his three wives.
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