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Kotaku UK Accused of Racism After Trying to Accuse Nintendo, Super Smash Bros., and Persona 5 of Insulting Disabled People

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Nintendo: *creates awesome song for a mature audience with one single slur*

 

Laura Dale: *tries calling out Nintendo for this even though it's perfectly acceptable for the targeted audience*

Nintendo:

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I once wrote a fan fiction between Luke and Dennis for Luke on one of his streams, he never read it, I SPENT 15MIN ON THAT!!!! (read it here: test1.docx )

and i am also the man who asked Linus to set his profile pic on twitter to something awesome: https://twitter.com/samiscool51/status/758526342396715009

(i didn't expect him to reply, nor for it to turn into official merchandise and actually affect LTT's video style!!!! i am god!!!) 

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26 minutes ago, Salv8 (sam) said:

Nintendo: *creates awesome song for a mature audience with one single slur*

 

Laura Dale: *tries calling out Nintendo for this even though it's perfectly acceptable for the targeted audience*

Nintendo:

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Nintendo didn't create the song. Its a song from Persona 5.

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2 hours ago, Derangel said:

Nintendo didn't create the song. Its a song from Persona 5.

 


I once wrote a fan fiction between Luke and Dennis for Luke on one of his streams, he never read it, I SPENT 15MIN ON THAT!!!! (read it here: test1.docx )

and i am also the man who asked Linus to set his profile pic on twitter to something awesome: https://twitter.com/samiscool51/status/758526342396715009

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so "you're ableist because i THOUGHT I HEARD the word "retarded" in this song"

and "you're racist becasue you misheard someone's accent"

 

what the fuck has this world become

 

 

 

before you flip shit and accuse me of being homophobic, refer to example 3 of the oxford dictionary

 

Definition of gay in English:

 

3 informal, offensive Foolish, stupid, or unimpressive.

‘he thinks the obsession with celebrity is totally gay’

 

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/gay

 

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8 hours ago, looking for a keyboard said:

clown world

The whole situation really pains me but something you'd only see in a clown world... 🤡🌎🌍


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4 hours ago, Stefan Payne said:

And there are also similar things, where people think that their excrements do not belong to them.

That.....made for very disturbing mental imagery. :S

4 hours ago, Stefan Payne said:

We usually do not let them amputate those parts and treat it differently.

I believe you meant extremities. xD

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TIL racism can be construed in any argument where the other person does not share your race, even if no one ever said anything racist. 

 

TIL ableism is a thing. 

 

TIL we care about the purposefully inflammatory opinions of random people on the Internet a lot more than is reasonable. 


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I don't know what's more retarded,  the original article and issues surrounding it or many of the responses to it.

 

And I use the term legitimately to reflect a lagging or deficit in observation and understanding.


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8 hours ago, Stefan Payne said:

You mean that Japanese people often suck with the use of the english language (German as well but IMO not as much since its not that much used these days).

We don't even know what was really said, nobody bothered to ask...

The singer's English is clearly quite good. The following lyrics also support the "retarded" interpretation. And the article author did ask them, but they didn't have a good answer.

8 hours ago, valdyrgramr said:

I think I know the part you're talking about now.  She isn't saying retarded it's clearly retort it which is what I was hearing.  The author is clearly mishearing it due to her accent, and when pressing it the way she did she pretty much acted on ethnic bigotry as she's clearly making fun of the singer's accent.  Is it racist?  No...but it's still bigoted....

Okay so according to these couple of explanations it's both because they're really struggling with English but also because they're using advanced vocabulary. Sure, I bet nobody's trying to rationalize anything here.

 

And the author did not make fun of any accents.

8 hours ago, floofer said:

By definition, Racism is the discrimination of a race.

 

 

And nobody was accusing Nintendo & co. of racism.

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Racism? how?

 

Disabled isn't a race.


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20 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

Racism? how?

 

Disabled isn't a race.

You've got it backwards. The author of the article is the one being accused of racism.

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40 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

Racism? how?

 

Disabled isn't a race.

The author of the article is being accused of being racist because he’s calling a Japanese singer, whose first language isn’t English, “ableist” because he misheard the lyrics.


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1 hour ago, Sakkura said:

You've got it backwards. The author of the article is the one being accused of racism.

 

1 hour ago, Drak3 said:

The author of the article is being accused of being racist because he’s calling a Japanese singer, whose first language isn’t English, “ableist” because he misheard the lyrics.

Ahh I see, it wasn't clear IMO what was being said.

 

Even so, calling someone racist because they misheard lyrics is crap. Just because a singer is of a certain ethnic group/race, doesn't mean that someone mishearing your lyrics are racists, lol.

 

IMO, they should just let it go... she and her source misheard it is all. And the singer should have just clarified what was being said in the lyrics, not call out "racist". And that editor should be fired IMO, for making the journalist's work appear worse than it was, and forcing her to accept it basically... at that point the article was no longer hers IMO as it had been substantially changed, and put out a different view to the journalists original piece.


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1 minute ago, paddy-stone said:

Even so, calling someone racist because they misheard lyrics is crap.

Calling someone "ableist" because they said a word, or you think they said a word, is bullshit.

 

7 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

And the singer should have just clarified what was being said in the lyrics, not call out "racist". 

The singer isn't the one calling him a racist.


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Just now, Drak3 said:

Calling someone "ableist" because they said a word, or you think they said a word, is bullshit.

 

The singer isn't the one calling him a racist.

Well that's really the problem in it's entirety, people not doing proper research or getting clarification. Both sides of the argument are in the wrong really. It shouldn't have become a "thing" in the first place.

 

How it should have gone down is:

 

Journalist to singer/nintendo or whatever: "Hey, I've been contacted by someone saying that the Lyrics to "insert song here" sounds like the word "retarded", can you please clarify?"

 

singer/nintendo or whatever: " Yes the word in question is "retort it""

 

 


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4 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

How it should have gone down is:

No, he shouldn't have wasted his time on a non  issue.


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Just now, Drak3 said:

No, he shouldn't have wasted his time on a non  issue.

Well, until it's been clarified what has actually been said, then it's neither an issue, or a non-issue... but if the word had been "retarded" then it IS an issue. Every group, whether race or otherwise should have have their dignity. Calling someone names is hateful.


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2 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

but if the word had been "retarded" then it IS an issue

No, it's not.

 

4 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

Every group, whether race or otherwise should have have their dignity

Using the word 'retard' does not strip anyone of their dignity.

 

1 minute ago, steelo said:

I'm curious, has 'political correctness' run amuk in other countries? It's getting really bad here in the U.S.

Canada and Europe are devolving into shitholes due to PC culture.


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6 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

No, it's not.

 

Using the word 'retard' does not strip anyone of their dignity.

 

Canada and Europe are devolving into shitholes due to PC culture.

I'm all for fairness and everybody being treated equally but this is getting crazy. Freedom of speech means absolutely nothing here any more, if some disagree with your politics you are deemed a racist and a bigot. People have lost their livelihood associating with Conservatism.

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6 hours ago, Sakkura said:

 

Okay so according to these couple of explanations it's both because they're really struggling with English but also because they're using advanced vocabulary. Sure, I bet nobody's trying to rationalize anything here.

 

And the author did not make fun of any accents.

 

She did indirectly, and that's the problem.  She also made up a bunch of other lyrics that aren't even in the song based on the singer's accent then made this huge deal out of it for profit.  Then when called out on it couldn't handle the backlash.  So, she made up a sob story of how it was the fault of her boss.  e.e

https://archive.fo/cP5Cq You can see all the made up lyrics by Kotaku based on the singer's thick Japanese accent.  Sorry, but she is poking fun at the singer's accent in a bigoted way for profit indirectly.  That's the issue people are having with this.


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No, it's not.

 

Using the word 'retard' does not strip anyone of their dignity.

 

Canada and Europe are devolving into shitholes due to PC culture.

Well, we'll have to disagree then. So, you don't mind if people call you a derogatory name associated with your ethnicity or otherwise?


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