ZOMG, that's racist!
- — 31 May, 2010 12:03
ZOMG, That’s Racist!
Pretty much everything is accused of being racist these days. From Creole chocolate cookies to old reruns of Speedy Gonzalez — the cry of "ZOMG, That’s Racist!" is never far behind. Even our humble video game consoles have occasionally come under fire. Most gamers vehemently deny the charges of cultural intolerance directed at their video games. After all, it's just social watchdogs making a fuss about nothing... Right?
Doubtlessly, the Ku Klux Klan doesn't consider itself to be racist either. And minstrel shows were once considered good, clean fun. Fact is, some video games do contain offensive stereotypes, whether intentionally or otherwise. To prove it, we've gathered a lineup of the worst offenders, from Russian drunkards to brainwashed Sikhs.
Not every game on this list is dead-set racist, but they all contain images, scenes or characters that might cause offense to certain groups of people. We've subsequently given each game a 'Cultural Insensitivity' rating to separate the mildly offensive from the truly notorious.
A white PlayStation. ZOMG, that's racist!