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#1 SonicTheThieve

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:21 AM

Ok, so I recently looked at the new season reward costume that you can possibly get by winning 10 battles (I believe) in a season. I sort of thought the costume might be racist towards tribes in Africa and African-American people as well. The costume in question shows what appears to be a member of an African tribe wearing what appears to be a headress and hoop earings. It also appears to be holding(?) a spear. However, the thing that made me feel it was racist had to be the lips of the tribe member, which I thought were a stereotype of black people in general. Anyway, I would like to hear your thoughts on the topic so feel free to reply your honest thoughts.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:48 PM

It's a pirate...  :mellow:


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#3 Reptilian

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:30 PM

It's a pirate... :mellow:


He is talking about the wizard. If comes after thr pirate.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:33 PM

He is talking about the wizard. If comes after thr pirate.

 

I'm pretty sure he's talking about the 11st Season costume...

 

Also the wizard has no spear


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:39 PM

Can anyone post a picture of it here?

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:57 PM

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It would only be racist if someone would say a certain group of people are worth less than other human beings because of how they look.

On the other hand, if this is stereotypical, what do you call the football contest outfits? ;)


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:19 PM

It would only be racist if someone would say a certain group of people are worth less than other human beings because of how they look.
 

 

Agreed.  That avatar may be a stereotype of an African Warrior, yes... but there is nothing inherently wrong with being a stereotype.  None of the avatars are actually "different" in any meaningful way in-game; they are simply different looks Zepto offers that may appeal to some players.  There is no way for anyone in-game to "discriminate" against certain avatars, etc.  (if you want to only raid African Warriors, I assure you they wont notice) :D

 

PS:  I an a stereotypical caucasian middle-aged american man, and I would like to play as that African Warrior avatar someday; it looks pretty cool!


Edited by xitooner, 20 April 2017 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:46 PM

Its no racist because the hair is yellow.
When have you seen a black person with yellow hair?
Or a black saiyan?
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:01 PM

I'm sure it wasn't intentionally offensive, but I can see it being taken that way. Also I think it's not supposed to appear on the season screen yet.  In the costume list, the wizard looking "Master Ken Ny" has a description which says it's the season 12 prize.  Maybe this tribesman is the season 13 prize.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:52 PM

I'm talking about about season 13, the current season.

Edited by SonicTheThieve, 20 April 2017 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:57 PM

Ok, thanks for clearing things up. I guess I sort of thought it was racist being the easily triggered person I am. :P

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:47 AM

I'm talking about about season 13, the current season.

 

The current season is season 12.  The pirate costume was the reward for season 11.






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