A We Bare Bears artist took to Twitter tonight to express his views on the multiple days of white supremacist and neo-Nazi rioting that has taken place in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Louie Zong, a board artist on the Cartoon Network series, posted a brief line animation of We Bare Bears star Ice Bear punching out a neo-Nazi carrying a torch, much like the ones who have recently created violence in Virginia. He titled the tweet “oops my hand slipped.” The tweet was deleted for reasons that were not specified by Zong, but the animation can still be seen below:
Zong’s short animation has received a positive reaction on Twitter, with over 1,900 retweets and 4,800 likes in the first three-and-a-half hours since it was posted online. The animation also elicited this one-word response from show creator Daniel Chong:
— Daniel Chong (@threebarebears) August 13, 2017
Chong himself has used his position as a series creator to speak out about social issues to which he feels a personal connection. Following the election of Donald Trump last November, he released a statement on Twitter that explained how the series had allegorical undercurrents about being a minority in America and was rooted in his personal experience as an Asian-American.
We Bare Bears is currently in the middle of its third season on Cartoon Network.