LEFT 4 DEAD 2… Racist? How about shut up!on January 20, 2010 at 5:10 am
Recently Overly sensitive Dillhole, Willie Jefferson, who writes for the Houston Chronicle made a stink over his accusations of racism in Valve’s latest game “Left 4 Dead 2.” According to the Overly sensitive writer with an ax to grind:
“Left 4 Dead 2 is “disturbing” because “several” of the zombies are African-American.” (As apposed to ALL the white zombies getting gunned down… Which apparently is okay and proper to this dumb@$$)
“I am disturbed by the growing trend of racist undertones that are cropping up in video games,” writes Jefferson. “One of the games that comes to mind is Left 4 Dead 2 … Set in New Orleans, players will have to fight their way through hordes of zombies – with several of them who appear to be African-Americans. (Holy Crap! There are black people in New Orleans? When did this happen?! How weird! Well during a zombie apocolypse I’m sure nothing will happen to them so the idea that some zombies might be black is crazy talk and clearly RACIST!)
When I saw the first trailer for the game, all I could think about was Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath.” (Possibly you think of that first because your life is an empty shell devoid of all meaning except your crusade to inject problems where there aren’t any… Just a guess)
You want to know what I find “disturbing” is that this idiot can stir up any controversy at all. Any normal person looking at this game would instantly realize that it’s just a game. And the idea that their are “racist” overtones to the game because some of the zombies are black is patently ridiculous. Would it make our overly sensitive writer feel better if the only zombies in the game were white guys? Wouldn’t that be racist too? Something tells me Willie Jefferson would be more comfortable with that though.
Attn: Willie Jefferson, if your seeing racism in this game I’m going to have to say that your bringing your own prejudices in with you and maybe you should sign yourself up for your companies next sensitivity training seminar.
Left 4 Dead writer Chet Faliszek was quite frank with his response.
“Utter insanity,” says Faliszek, when sharing his opinion on the controversy. “There are mixed races of zombies, there are all different races of zombies that you shoot, and since we placed it in New Orleans, that makes it racist? I honestly re-read the paragraph about five times … but when two of the characters in your game are African-American, it’s a weird thing to be accused of. We’re like, ‘how does this work’?
“… As far as Katrina goes, if you go down to New Orleans, Katrina’s still going on. I mean, it’s messed up, it is crazy that the city is still in the state it’s in, and we treat that with the utmost respect. Our CEDA thing is not some subversive commentary on anything. This is a videogame, those are real people’s lives, we are not trying to make a statement with that … It’s a place we love, it’s dear to our hearts. We would not cheapen it. It’s not a brick-for-brick representation of New Orleans; it’s a fictional version, and I love that city.”
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