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The Borderlands 2 character Tiny Tina came under fire last night, as a Twitter discussion between the game’s lead writer, Anthony Burch, and some of the game’s players raised the question of whether her characterisation was racist. In the game, Tina – an explosives expert, and child – speaks using African American lingo, in a way that one Twitter user compared to “verbal blackface”.
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What?
Have these people never met a 13 year old before?

That's exactly how kids act when trying to be "cool". It's social satire, not racism. doh.gif
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You know who else is racist? All da white rappa's in da houz!

Good thing there wasn't a black guy speaking English with a British accent, that would be sooo racist!

Honestly, I don't know what racism is anymore.
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Out of the millions of problems on the planet, people decide to waste their mental capabilities debating whether or not a virtual character is portraying stereotypes.

The designer established the fact that she was not designed or written to be racist.

That solves the problem right there. She wasn't designed or meant to be racist, and the designers and writers have little control over how a character is going to be perceived by their audience. If you think she's racist, that's your problem, not the developer's problem.
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In the game they never say who she is acting like, so I guess the person who called her racist is the racist one. teaching.gif
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hmm, i don't really feel like my people are being mocked by the character.
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Originally Posted by MakubeX View Post

In the game they never say who she is acting like, so I guess the person who called her racist is the racist one. teaching.gif

This is the case often times for so called "racism" in general. Treating everyone equally is equality, even if it's not being treated well, it's still equality. If one person out of a group happens to be of a racial minority, and you purposely treat them differently, good or bad, THAT is racism. Either accept not everyone is identical and allow differential treatment or treat everyone equally, not picking and choosing!

This is getting too political/socio-political and will probably get deleted.

Regardless, I'm tired of this bullocks today, especially when it compromises otherwise good gameplay, story, etc.
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If there is a part of a game that you don't like, then don't play it, seriously lol. Especially goes for like videos when people go to like music videos they don't like just to bash it. Nothing it making you play/watch/etc but yourself.
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tiny tina is the best part of BL2, shawty I got those bedonka donk hoes. They go BOOM BOOM!
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