On 2ch, Japan's largest forum, some net users tried to clarify the fan art, saying that she was being portrayed as an anime heroine—and not a sex symbol. "The reporter made a huge mistake," wrote one 2ch user, adding that she was less a sex symbol in Japan and more of a cute symbol. Eh... "She got maaaaaaaaaaad at us," wrote another 2ch user.


Recently, a Twitter account claiming to be Poklonskaya's popped up online, thanking people for the fan art. However, as Global Voices Online points out, Poklonskaya said in a March 19 interview that she doesn't have any social networking accounts, such as Twitter.


The first tweet from @NPoklonskaya was on March 20, and this weekend she even tweeted in Japanese, thanking people for their creativity and adding, "I love you!" (私はあなたを愛しています!). This hardly jives with her recent interview in which Poklonskaya said she wanted to be judged by her work—and considering all that's going on in the region, re-tweeting anime fan art is probably the last thing she has time for. Needless to say, this account is probably fake.


クリミア検事総長ポクロンスカヤ:私はアニメの主人公じゃない、検事総長だ [ロシアの声]

Natalia Poklonskaya finds out she's popular in internet [Batnik-subs@YouTube]

Natalia Poklonskaya interview (eng subs) [wintersodomy@YouTube]

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