Splatoon Girl Hand Gesture Removed from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Deemed "Offensive"

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  1. Saiyan Lusitano
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    On the recent update of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe v1.1 Nintendo has removed the hand gesture of Splatoon Girl because some people might feel offended by it.

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    This is insane. Even Mario Kart isn't safe from what this or that might be considered "offensive." :(

    Splatoon Girl was only doing the hand gesture "YES!" and this is deemed unacceptable.

    For those that may defend the censorship, there are people who may indeed find it disrespectful but that's them and in real life, this is a fictitious, harmless video game that should be left alone from being censored.

    :arrow:Source: Nintendo Everything
     


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    OMFG BAHAHA you can't be serious.
    How did that get through?
    Is it not a thing in Japan?

    Of course it was censored. I do that in real life to flip people off.
     
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    They just removed the hand on the arm. It literally doesn't hurt anything that it was updated.
     
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    Doesn't 'literally' hurt anything but it's censorship.
     
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    Not all censorship is the worst thing ever. Sometimes it can be bad, but there is no downside to this being censored.
     
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    whats next bayonetta is censored so now instead of being covered in hair is a suit and she uses her really long hair to attack.
     
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    People complain about censorship when it changes the game's tone. Like, if a girl is wearing a bikini in Japan, and they cover it up for NA, that is in a way disrespecting the original intent of the developer.
    This was an oversight. They didn't realize they were making her flip off the camera. It was a mistake and now they are fixing it. I'm sure they wouldn't have released the game with this, in ANY region, if they had realized.
     
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    So what was "Offensive" was that she put her hand on her arm?
     
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    I seriously don't understand what people think in their head to deem that offensive...
     
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    :wtf: Really? Now that's what I call unnecessary censorship.
     
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    It's pretty much the equivalent of giving someone the finger, it's offensive in certain countries.
     
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    Putting one hand on your arm, and raising the other in a fist is a way of flipping someone off, or saying "fuck you."
    It is similar to raising a middle finger. In my experience both are equally as common.
     
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    It's an older gesture, but Japanese devs should be aware of it by now. Good grief. Like, this has been the X-number of times this gesture was censored.
     
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    Wasn't this an issue with Bowser in Super Mario RPG? How'd they let that pose slip AGAIN?
     
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    Everything is offensive to someone. Middle fingers are just fingers, slapping your knee could be from a joke, brushing your chin from throat to chin could be an itch being scratched, backwards peace could be a confused hippie, smiling in someones face is what you think it is: the worst fucking thing ever.

    I think in Japan, squidgirl is like a Rosie Riveter, 'We can do it'/Ganbare!' kind of pose.
     
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    Bayonetta is probably offensive for showing too much skin.
     
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    we should just ban the game from the U.S
     
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    Why do people get so offended? Oh no, you were basically just flipped off without the actual finger. Who ever started the whole "take it down because it offends me" bs towards a game needs to have their head examined. Damn snowflakes need to back up if they know what's good for them and their sensitive lives.
     
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    might as well ban Jerry Springier, late night HBO porn, and other fun stuff.
     
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