#BoycottGenshinImpact Trends on Twitter: Here's Why Players Want Hilichurls to Have New Appearance
(Photo : Screenshot from Twitter post of @hopefulvibe) #BoycottGenshinImpact Trends on Twitter: Here's Why Players Want Hilichurls to Have New Appearance
#BoycottGenshinImpact Trends on Twitter: Here's Why Players Want Hilichurls to Have New Appearance
(Photo : Screenshot from Twitter post of @XINYANLUVB0T) #BoycottGenshinImpact Trends on Twitter: Here's Why Players Want Hilichurls to Have New Appearance

"Genshin Impact" players are currently upset with the game developer's character representation of Hilichurls.

#BoycottGenshinImpact Trends on Twitter: Here's Why Players Want Hilichurls to Have New Appearance
(Photo : Screenshot from Twitter post of @XINYANLUVB0T)
#BoycottGenshinImpact Trends on Twitter: Here's Why Players Want Hilichurls to Have New Appearance

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If you haven't played the game yet or encountered this enemy, Hilichurls are a goblin-like group of monsters that roam around various areas in the popular adventure game.

They are the primitive wandering inhabitants of Teyvat's Wilderness. New players and old fans know that these characters are the first monsters they will encounter in the title.

However, some players are disappointed with their looks and want MiHoYo to change the appearances of Hilichurls. Because of this, the new #BoycottGenshinImpact is now trending on Twitter.

Here are other details you should know:

#BoycottGenshinImpact's explanation

According to HITC's latest report, players show various reasons why they are trying to cancel the popular role-playing game, specifically with how the "Genshin Impact" monsters are portrayed. Here are some of the reasons:

#BoycottGenshinImpact Trends on Twitter: Here's Why Players Want Hilichurls to Have New Appearance
(Photo : Screenshot from Twitter post of @hopefulvibe) #BoycottGenshinImpact Trends on Twitter: Here's Why Players Want Hilichurls to Have New Appearance

  • MiHoYo only offers few options to play characters who are not white in skin tone
  • Game is representation indigenous people as bad characters in the game
  • The release strategy of the game's different content drops
  • Sexualizing young characters in the game, such as Flora
  • The release strategy of the game's different content drops

Dual Shockers reported that the Boycott trend starts around 3:00 a.m. U.K. or at 10:00 p.m. ET on Apr. 6. The main reason behind the new Twitter trend is the game's representation for Hilichurls. Some fans claimed that this character is inspired by indigenous people.

They added that making them villains in the game disrespects the culture and makes indigenous peoples' history a negative one.

Although this is the case, the players confirmed that they don't exactly want to cancel "Genshin Impact."

All they are asking is for MiHoYo to change the representation of Hilichurls. As of the moment, MiHoYo hasn't made any statement regarding the current character representation issue.

What Hilichurls look like

Hilichurls are characters that have brown skin and wears a mask with indigenous symbols. They also use wooden bats or spears as weapons, which is also how the indigenous people hunt. Hilichurls also use a flaming club to attack its targeted players. 

Aside from these, Hilichurls also wear what looks like white fur. Here are different types of Hilichurls:

  • Hilichurl Guards
  • Hilichurl Shooters
  • Samachurls
  • Hilichurl Chieftains
  • Unusual Hilichurl
  • Mitachurls
  • Hilichurl Grenadiers

If you want to see how these Hilichurls look like, all you need to do is click here

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