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When used in reference to a fictional story, "historical accuracy" actually means "Pretending that women or people of color are not real"

"Historical accuracy" is used as a replacement, to pretend one's bigotry is coherent and well reasoned.
"Did you see the trailer for Fantasy Magic Battle 8?"
"Yeah, I think it was really cool when the triple-headed dragon arrived to support the 4000 year old water wizard and the cat demon, but why is the player character black? Why don't game developers care about historical accuracy anymore?"
by Vrtn June 30, 2017
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