GAMES is heating up because a female GTA martini bikini cosplayer warned her to close her DM to avoid online harassment.
Daria Gertsen is a Russian cosplayer who dresses up as characters from popular TV shows and video games.
She posts her creations on Instagram and Reddit, and has amassed a small following.
Gertsen has recreated the character (who does not appear in the game) quite faithfully.
Helpful critique in the comments suggested that the hair needed an 80s vibe and the bikini wasn’t quite the same.
But her meager play on GTA’s cosplay girl ‘bikini martini’ Redditors warned Gertsen to close her DM
“DMS ON LOCKDOWN. STANDBY FOR IDIOTS”, one person in the comments joked.
“CLOSE YOUR DMS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD,” warned another, adding “great cosplay though!”
“Looks great, I know many other people here have said that but RIP to your DM lol,” another said.
“Can you give us an update on what your inbox looks like in 24 hours?” ask a curious redditor.
While it may seem like overkill, an anecdote highlights exactly why everyone gives Gertsen the same warning.
“So I met this girl on reddit a couple of years ago and we were hanging out last week and she asked me if I get a lot of texts a week on reddit,” she said. u / project_nl.
“I was like ‘no, I get an average of one or two random people texting me every year’.
“She doesn’t even have a picture of herself, you can just guess that she’s a woman.
“I wonder why guys do this.”
Online harassment of women has become quite common in places where abusive men think they have no place.
Gertsen offered advice and closed her DM, and did not take suggestions for personal ‘improvements’.
You can check out her cosplay creations on her Instagram account.
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