One of the writers for Borderlands 2, Anthony Burch, has come under criticism for his character Tiny Tina, who some very narrow minded people have been saying that she speaks in a manner that can be considered racist. Or at the very least stereotypical. And he of course is saying that it was never his intention when he wrote the character, but if people have a problem with it, they will change it in future DLC. The discussion even went far enough that the head of Gearbox, Randy Pitchford entered the discussion defending Burch.
I love how basically the most offended, vocal group replying to Burch is not actually Black men and women, rather it’s mostly white guys. Really? Shouldn’t the authority on racism against a group or minority be that group or minority itself? Not a bunch of self entitled white gamer kids who jump at every piece of “sensitive” material in media they accidentally stumble upon? There is no such thing as “Talking Black”, it is called “Urban” or “Ebonics”. Black people do not exclusively speak in this style, there are plenty of people of other racial denominations who have adopted this style of communication.
Stop looking for racism where none exist people, seriously. Anthony Burch has simply created a great, funny and quirky character who adds to the massive amount of insane characters that Borderlands has to offer. Kudos to Burch for his amazing writing skills and everyone else at Gearbox for making a superb game that does not confirm to this politically correct rubbish we see in games these days. Pop culture references and perceived notions of stereotypes in video game do not equal racism. I am really tired of people trying to be creative and funny and some self entitled white gamer kid shit all over it.
All this crap divert attention away from the real video game racism that goes on behind our backs. Mario! And don’t even get me started on Final Fantasy series, having only Asians characters and a single black guy in every game. [/Sarcasm]