Here’s a link to my video on this topic if you want to see my full look at the patch:
Since EA put out a new patch the other day I wanted to make sure I tossed my two cents into the ring about this. So the new patch includes an amazing aray of new skin tones for the sims 4 that adds in a lot of the in between colors and undertones in skin tone that simmers have been asking for for a long time now. I would consider myself African American by most peoples standards. And there’s no secret that the sims has gotten back lash from the African American community and other historically marginalized groups for lack of representation. In recent years they’ve been working to combat that by including in more culturally diverse art, clothing, and hairstyles into the game. If you guys would like I can talk about the sims and some of the cultural issues it’s experienced in a different video. But regarding the skin tones, my impression I’ve been getting from some simmers and the blog posted by the sims is that they want to treat this as a celebration of sorts. Umm, I have to be honest, I’m not a fan of that. I’m not a fan of giving companies a gold star for doing something they should have done a long time ago. When we got gender fluid clothing I was in favor of celebrating because that was somewhat progressive considering that US society just recently started recognizing the gender fluidity is a concept and it wasn’t until 2015 that gay marriage became legal in the US. That was a historic occasion that I was happy to be alive to witness. New skin tones are not nearly on the same level. We’ve had this game since 2014. The sims has been out since 2000. It should not take 4 years to start getting skin-tones that look like actual people.