First of all, I'm leaving some links to said picture if you're interested. Because hey, at least it's another chance to let other websites have the glory over this one.
(congrats, Tumblr, you're actually not the biggest bunch of pussies when it comes to art this time)
Next off, I'm giving my two cents here.
I really couldn't help but nearly roll my eyes out of their sockets when I found out about this one. I was pretty weary of posting it, even after claiming she was over eighteen- because it really matters apparently. But I guess it's fine when Jenny (or other underaged characters drawn here for that matter) are sexualized to hell and back, but so long a robot titty or metal crotch is hidden, I guess it's safe.
I guess we'll just chalk this up to another reason nobody can take this website seriously. But it's totally not just DeviantArt, but a lot of art sites in general just can't handle when a FICTIONAL character- literally only made from curved lines filled with color- is being sexualized, even when they're aged up. Here's a fun example of hypocrisy for ya:
An artist friend of mine drew Korra from Legend of Korra (duh) in a sexualized picture, and his picture got removed for it. I believe it may've been around the time season two was airing- in which it was made canon she was over eighteen during. Problem was, she was seventeen when season one started. Because apparently, this character was tied to their age from their first appearance.
Wanna know a character with a similar situation, but is completely exempt from it for some reason? Rouge the Bat, a character I've drawn here as well. Hope nobody forgot she was actually seventeen when SA2 and Heroes came out.
But my point is that none of this should really matter. I'm not saying DeviantArt should become this porn gallery or anything, and I'm also not glorifying child porn- which is fucked up in every sense... Except, however, when the character isn't REAL. They're made up. Fictional. Do not actually exist. If they were sexualized, this would hurt absolutely nobody. And yet people act like it will for some reason, and I will never understand this.
Art is art. None of it is more meaningful or offensive. They're lines and colors artists have managed to bend to give the illusion of existence. I love art, but even I can see this. I know there are lots of people who don't want to see certain things, but those are what filters should be for then, right?
Get a grip, DeviantArt. Before you drive even more artists away than you already have.