scribblenauts racist?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by morphius, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. morphius

    morphius The King of the Cosmos

    Nov 21, 2008
    United States
  2. PuyoDead

    PuyoDead Hey! Hey! Oh!

    May 5, 2003
    United States
    Cincinnati, OH
    Ugh. Looks like Destructoid can hang up their "good site" hat.

    It was just a crap article from Kotaku in the first place. Just some sensationalist "we're hard-hitting journalists, we swear" plea; there is no "controversy" here. Amazingly, it looks like Destructoid took the poor article idea, and made it worse.

    edit: almost forgot the hilarious parts:

  3. Oh Really?

    Oh Really? GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Hahaha. Obviously they didn't do it on purpose, but personally, I think it is hilarious.

    PS Im not racist [​IMG]
  4. Chrono_Tata

    Chrono_Tata GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 26, 2008
    Wow, the journalist is a complete idiot. Should 5th Cell have removed every single word that could be taken as a racist slur even though it is a legitimate item?
  5. Gifted1

    Gifted1 GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 26, 2006
    United States
  6. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    May 15, 2008
    Scribblenauts is not racist, the game's word finder happens to be black himself.

    Look, Scribblenauts has been the centre of HYPE in gaming journalism lately, and places like Joystiq and Kotaku will take any opportunity they can to write about Scribblenauts, from nonsense like the Sambo gourd to writing reviews or parroting what WB predicts out of the games sales.
  7. Domination

    Domination GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 28, 2008
    Your Mum
    President is a white guy! Political disrespect to all world leaders.

    Rockstar is white! Disrespect to so many contributing musicians especailly the blacks who make excellent Jazz and Blues music.

    Bodyguard is bald! No respect for such a noble occupation! SO ANGERING!! [​IMG]

    Saying anything is discriminating? Might as well add another 30% of the word database in.
  8. taken

    taken GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 23, 2008
    United Kingdom
    I heard of the word sambo. But it was in a comedy in 1972 Love Thy Neighbor. But there again the coloured guy was calling a white guy honky.
    When a coloured family move next door to a white family.
  9. Elechadram

    Elechadram GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 29, 2009
    Not this again..
  10. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Former Staff
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    Old, moronic and not worthy of discussion, really. [​IMG]
  11. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    May 12, 2004
    United States
    Never heard the term used for either connotation, but I believe they did intend for it to be a gourd, seeing as there are countless obscure words in the game and they just love reusing sprites.
  12. Raika

    Raika uguu

    Sep 15, 2008
    Lol, I wonder what's wrong with people, saying that everything is racist. It's just like that time with Animal Crossing Wild World. Some sheep says the N word and people made a huge fuss out of it. I mean come on, so can I say that chocolate is racist, or vanilla is racist?
  13. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Hmm in all my efforts to be an all round offensive bastard I have never come across this word as anything other than a Russian martial art.

    Anyhow in such cases "look at the intent of the person doing the deed" and I must admit I laugh more at the knee jerk reactionaries than I do at the those who believe pigment means something.
  14. Noke0

    Noke0 Member

    Oct 21, 2008
    United States
    Sambo was a brand of watermelons in the 30's, it is a fighting style, it is also a fig leaf gourd from Ecuador. Sambo will never be considered a racist word. Now I am not calling any of you ignorant, but there are so many different levels of stupidity. It is too hard to talk to people anymore (The journalist). Stuff like this just get's me pissed.
  15. GhostToast

    GhostToast GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 26, 2009
    United States
    Aurora, IL

    yes dude. you're just too young to have heard of it.

    but seriously, people saying using it in a game for a gourd is racist is, pardon my self-censoring: effing repeatedly-tardy.
  16. injected11

    injected11 Crescent Freshâ„¢

    Jul 17, 2009
    United States
    Scribblenauts is only as racist as your imagination.
  17. Islay

    Islay GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 15, 2008
    ROFL, thats a retated word to count as rasist, it's slang for a sandwich :/, if i'm not mistaken, but that not important, someone had to know it could cause offence, so that statments is a blant lie.

    Also can some one explain why it rasist ?
  18. triassic911

    triassic911 Burst Mode

    May 9, 2007
    United States
    NYC, USA
    People are so sensitive nowadays that anything could be racist.
  19. jaxxster

    jaxxster The Heretic

    Oct 31, 2006
    South East London
    sambo is a common term here in london i hear racist people over the age of 40 use. Its used as another word for a black person
  20. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

    Apr 30, 2006
    United States
    USA MTN timezone
    Wow. This thread really brings the KKK members out of the woodwork. Newsflash: "Sambo" IS a racial slur. Even if it has other definitions, saying otherwise is rewriting history. Watermelons were fed to black slaves because they kept slaves hydrated, watermelons were branded "n*ggerapples." Yeah, linking those two isn't racist at all. This might have been a mistake, but SOMEONE should have caught it, don't give me this ignorance bologna. Ignorance doesn't maintain racial harmony, so why are you guys so interested in turning a blind eye? Go put on your hoods. Or better yet, get a history book.

    wikipedia on "sambo"

    Watermelons: a slave food
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