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Response to Tifa’s Breast Size Backlash

Apology for the slight controversy

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Response to Tifa’s Breast Size Backlash

Here is an apology from our staff writer, Chris, for his editorial piece on Tifa’s breast size which held false information.

Well, it looks like I have stirred up a beehive with my editorial piece about Tifa’s breast size being reduced. I have received a select few angry comments and tweets. Most comments / tweets are about not getting her letter size correct, she looks the same as she does in other media, and I’m very uneducated about women’s breast. Let me say, the feedback is correct.

I royally screwed up and put misinformation in the editorial piece. I am deeply sorry about that. My goal isn’t to cause anger or spread lies. The reason I made that claim is because my girlfriend believed she was shrunken down roughly around a B cup. When she saw the new design of Tifa, she was sad, believing they took her breast size down. She told me the reason why they haven’t shown Tifa until recently because of the controversy of her breast size. She showed me an old petition to reduce her breast size and the original concept art (the petition is found in the video down below).

However, I will still take full blame for the misinformation. As a journalist, I should have done a lot more research before writing the article. Instead, I took her word as gold and now we’re here. Again, I deeply apologize for acting like an uninformed fool.

Before I go any further, I would like to cover some of the feedback.

She’s Wearing A Sports Bra

This was a common comment / tweet I got. If you actually read to end of the article, you would know I put that down as a possibility. To quote myself: “There is one thing to consider; Tifa is wearing a sports bra. So, that could be holding her breast back”. Yes, I did generally doubted this at first, but we did get recent confirmation that her sports bra is holding them back.

Final Fantasy VII Remake director, Tetsuya Nomura, was recently interviewed by Famitsu (via Eurogamer). He does state that Square Enix wanted to give Tifa a modern athlete design. So they gave her abs and a black sports bra to complete the design. This is completely realistic and I have no problem with this. Now knowing this, it isn’t a form censorship.

Body Shaming

Some say I tried pulling a low blow by bringing in the body shaming card. I wasn’t trying to do a low blow, I wanted to point out that this does happen. Even to women who are well-endowed. I watched this video before writing the article. Please watch the video below to understand why I put that segment in there.

She’s This Size . . .

Reading through the comments / tweets, it’s seems people are divided on what is her size is in the remake and original. Some say she’s a D or DD size for the remake and original. It’s debatable of which size unless the actual creator comes out and states what size she is.

What makes it really hard to tell is that the original models for character design is inconsistent. Her fighting sprite, world sprite, and her CGI model have different sizes. If we can’t base her size on the in-game models of the original, then let’s turn to the original concept art.

Those models are based on this concept art, so whatever size she is in this, is suppose to be her size. The remake looks smaller because of the sports bra.

Conclusion

Once again, I apologize for the misinformation. My girlfriend believes the sports bra is crushing her chest a little bit too much. That’s why she thought they censored Tifa by giving her a smaller size. We will found out her size in the Don Corneo’s Mansion mission.

What do you guys think? Are we cool? Is her breast size the same or smaller? Is the bra crushing it to much? Leave your thoughts down below in the comment section.

Christian loves horror games and movies. He's a horror connoisseur, if you will.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Michel van der Linden

    June 21, 2019 at 6:07 am

    But here’s the thing… it’s not a “new design”. Tifa has been used in various other games and specials related to FF7

    Look at her design in Kingdom Hearts 2
    Look at her design in Advent Children

    The only times where her breastsize was so absurdly large was the original artwork (which by itself has some ridiculous bodysize proportions. Compare cloud to Barret for example), or games/appearances where she is “chibi-fied” to make her boobs stand out more.

    When you look at AC and KH2, which arent exactly recent, you can clearly see her body proportions became more reasonable; her waist wasn’t barbie-thin, and her boobs werent double the size of Pamela Anderson’s; both were put in a more acceptable, realistic proportion. And there was no form or way of “body shaming” to it. It simply looked nicer and less dumb than the original. Even in these pictures, sports bra or not, there is no way in hell she’s toned down to a B cup. She still looks to have a large C or modest D cup.

    I wanted to give you at least some kudos for owning up to your error… but honestly I’m mostly seeing excuses on your sources not being good/correct ones. Your girlfriend on the cup size, and that video on the bodyshaming bit.

    You wrote the piece. Not them. You decided to go for certain phrasings and terms. not them. You’re the one who wrote a hilariously bad article. Not them.

  2. lis

    June 21, 2019 at 10:46 am

    I am glad they made her more realistic and proportionate. ordinarily I don’t care, but I never considered that men would find a the very busty woman in the remake “not well-endowed” with “b cups” until this controversy.

    I suppose all these cartoonish bodies have warped the sense of reality for some men ( and apparently some women if indeed your girlfriend saw her as a B cup).

    The concern of that post is “oh no, poor well-endowed women are being body shamed!” when in reality it seems normal women without cartoonish breasts (or women who don’t wear pushup bras) are being looked at as flat chested.

    There is no natural woman who has the proportions and shape of the cartoon in the first FF, fear not, no woman is crying herself to sleep because FF changed their body style to the new version.

  3. Claude

    June 21, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Despite the last post about it, it still isn’t censorship. Tifa has been reduced for fourteen years and the only thing I can find (from a very quick Google search of Advent Children Tifa Backlash) is from 2015 about what she will look like in Remake and telling people to get over it.

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  5. NoctisMFS

    July 10, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Dude why did apologize if you are totally right in the first article? The conception/official art isn’t used in-game so we really need to use the battle model (because it’s that how we play in battles) and cgi because they’re in game. If these pro-censorships retards don’t like the old Tifa fuck them. They are not fã, just only posers. And did you knew that Tifa isn’t wearing a bra in original FF7? That’s right no bra (even the normal). You can see this in a original art in FF7 fandom and in the game. Look her back: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/87ab5100017d99076f38e41ecea91867a55ef5e06c83a3f6c6a928e0c4c1e25f.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e415ac3143c5702ea0816f6521f12f9940e6dc4cc8cbe746a5f7247ac2e887df.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9bf2b8d2f0ec547c02ea5b344eb4292f8cb87ed80f806eb19787cd0183ecfe04.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8da45346262e08ef6bf32d8a71496270df6386756ab57117dd5dc223ca60fa0a.jpg. Nomura can say what he want but Tifa’s breasts was reduced and this is censorship. It’s just you look the cgi, the battle model and compare to remake. Simple. No sport bra could squeeze Tifa’s boobs to appear like that.

  6. WarsunGames

    April 13, 2020 at 8:06 am

    What it is, is Body Shaming. I know women with huge breast. An even they are offended when someone took away their favorite characters look. Just to appease someone who not only isn’t a fan but also wont even buy the game.

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