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So if I'm half Italian and half Persian and I eat Mexican food with chopsticks, am I racist?
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Sigh all the politics over a great game. WHO CARES? The game is fun and has dark humor to it, but it's far from "racist". And that developer that got fired, honestly he was asking for it. I'm a developer myself and you should NEVER EVER EVER go around posting anything about your job on the web. Hey, I'm employed by a big game company, now let me go on twitter/my stupid blog and start writing stupid things about the game even though I signed an NDA! I'm sure the developers won't care!
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So if I'm half Italian and half Persian and I eat Mexican food with chopsticks, am I racist?

No, because racism tends be only looked as racist if you're African American from what I see. Goes all the way from game servers to real life, it's just how things seem to be for whatever reason...

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I love how this is controversial, but at the same time, the game has at least three other white characters who are portrayed much more poorly as inbred trailer trash (namely Scooter, Ellie and Jimbo) and nobody seems to mind that.

 

The blatant hypocrisy of political correctness once again.

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I would think that Vanilla Ice is rolling over in his grave over this.
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I always thought Tiny Tina was intended as a sort of tribute to African American lingo. There's no trace of mocking or ridicule in the way she talks.

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I didn't play the game, but from what I saw on youtube, I thought was pretty funny. I didn't' detect any racism/bigotry though I'm pretty 'lax about stuff like that, as in I have a medium to high tolerance if someone feels like being a mule.
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I love how this is controversial, but at the same time, the game has at least three other white characters who are portrayed much more poorly as inbred trailer trash (namely Scooter, Ellie and Jimbo) and nobody seems to mind that.

The blatant hypocrisy of political correctness once again.

Let's try not to venture into the realm of 'politics' here, please. This last line is exactly the kind of comment that begins to cross that line, just so everyone is aware.

I'll also add that nobody proudly considers themselves to be members of the ethnic group known as 'trailer trash' ... whereas many are irrefutably (and proudly) associated with some particular, actual ethnicity, from birth. So the comparison you're making is not quite apples to apples.

And remember that, at this point, we know of exactly ONE person who 'has a problem' with TT ... the person in question in the OP ... so let's not overgeneralize here. Some people are hypocritical, but it doesn't make the entire concept of being 'PC' (which to many just means behaving with a modicum of sensitivity towards others) ... 'blatantly hypocritical'. It's all in the practice of the individual thumb.gif

I think it's interesting to consider the possibility that they actually thought to make TT white with the specific purpose of not offending African Americans, so that it would come off as 'funny, with maybe a bit of social commentary' as opposed to 'stereotyping'. I'd not be shocked at all if that were the case.
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tiny tina is the best part of BL2, shawty I got those bedonka donk hoes. They go BOOM BOOM!

Oh my god! I should play BL2 again, i don't know what i stopped for whatever reason. I recall hearing something like that but i don't remember the exact line. I can totally imagine her saying that though

edit: does she even say that? Maybe it's the accent i say it in that reminds me more of that char.
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