I don’t know I feel like the 2019 thing has always kinda been the depiction.
Yeah. I think it was earlier than that. Oddly enough, it because of that depiction that some people realized that the whole “Video game causes violence and all gamers are violent sexist basement dwellers” was bull.
They’re all adults (not counting Timmy and Tommy of course), although many of them may seem to have a childlike disposition (especially “lazy” villagers). That could be why some people are convinced about that. That and, of course, many of them are small animals. I guess there will always be some people who take things literally/at face value…
Doesn’t mean they’re right though of course.