I agree. I personally don't think RE5 is racist but I can see how it was controversial. This is reaching in the max. White guy, played by a white guy (british in fact) with an animal's name gets enslaved by a white woman...MiracleOfSound said:Wow.
This is fucking pathetic, it really is.
At least with Resi 5 you could kind of see peoples' point, but this is just utter moronic bullshit and if I were an African American I would be face-palming so hard over this idiot.
Oh SNAP!Danny Ocean said:
"My slippery slope logic (He isn't black but he COULD HAVE BEEN!) is clearly reason enough to stir up controversy!"Harvey admits that Monkey is not "decisively black" and says he has an "olive" or "tan complexion," but he wonders "if this game would be on the shelves if the main character's skin were a few shades darker." If anything in Harvey's article rings true, it'd be this, but he's reaching by even calling Monkey all that tan.
Which is just further proof of stupidity. It's like seeing a swastika on a 500 year old Asian temple and pulling a Godwin. To complain about something in such a way as to reveal you have zero knowledge about it makes you look like a complete idiot. But judging by the letters page in my local paper, there's an infinite supply of other complete idiots to form an audience for that kind of garbage.Tips_of_Fingers said:Although the subtitle "Journey to the West" can be read as African Slave-trade related to people who do not know where it's origins lie.
Considering there's still people wailing about events from 2000+ years ago, I'm going to say never.Tips_of_Fingers said:*sigh* I wonder how long it'll take people to leave these kinds of thing alone.
I never made the connection before either.Snake Plissken said:Oh SNAP!Danny Ocean said:
In all honesty, I never even made the "Monkey" and "slave" connection until this jackass pointed it out. Did anybody else? Perhaps it may be in poor taste to name the slave character Monkey, but if nobody notices or thinks about it in a racially charged way, then it isn't racist.
Although, of course, limited Chinese participation as well.JaredXE said:Well I find the columnist to be both retarded and culturally insensitive. IT'S BASED OFF A CHINESE LEGEND. No blacks need apply, and this guy needs to read more...like maybe read the freaking back of the box. It explains it right there.
Yeah but surely can understand why people found the tribal village levels a little offensive?Frostbite3789 said:No. I really couldn't see their point. The game was set in Africa. Also we spent how many games killing white infected?MiracleOfSound said:At least with Resi 5 you could kind of see peoples' point, but this is just utter moronic bullshit and if I were an African American I would be face-palming so hard over this idiot.
Aw now why d'ya have to go ruin my fun like that. =(Zeeky_Santos said:Then the lights dim and the host takes on a serious tone to talk about assault within marriage.Danny Ocean said:
...And there is the end of the discussion. It's based on an ancient folk tale. And everything they are complaining about is the content of the folk tale. In a lot of ways this is worse then the Resident Evil 5 controversy. There was a logic to that, albeit completely asinine logic. It is perhaps more akin to those idiots who felt that it was offensive to release a movie called, "The Two Towers" shortly after 9/11.Tom Goldman said:Forget the fact that the main character's name stems from Enslaved's loose basis on Chinese novel Journey to the West.