Guy whining about Tiny Tina being racist gets fired from his job

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#1 Posted by familyphotoshoot (653 posts) -

lol

#2 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

LOL A GUY LOSES HIS JOB HAHAHAHA THIS IS SO FUNNY!!!!!

#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Coincidence?

Yea, probably.

#4 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11056 posts) -

I think the real problem here is that people are still talking about Tiny Tina.

Also, I still haven't played Borderlands 2.

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#5 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

...K? This is gonna get locked.

#6 Posted by Demoskinos (14850 posts) -

Tiny Tina is the worst videogame character ever.

#7 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3860 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

Tiny Tina is the worst videogame character ever.

This, and not because she's racist.

I liked the writing in BL 2 for about 30 minutes.

#8 Posted by face15 (1301 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Or fate?

#9 Posted by _Chad (962 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

Tiny Tina is the worst videogame character ever.

Yep.

#10 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3873 posts) -

Oh wow...that's crazy.

I've been kinda following this and I think that guy is completely off base. Tiny Tina is kinda an awful character but I don't agree with her being 'actively racist' as he was saying. I doubt that's why he was fired though he responded to a lot of people with a lot of profanity and in a pretty insulting manner (granted some of them had it coming) but I doubt his bosses were super pleased with that kind of behaviour. That's just a guess though.

#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Why is Tiny Tina considered racist again?

#12 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1249 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

Tiny Tina is the worst videogame character ever.

Yup

#13 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3860 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Why is Tiny Tina considered racist again?

I guess because she says things like "yo" and "badonkadonk"

#14 Edited by egg (1467 posts) -

Who's Tiny Tina? Giantbomb doesn't seem to have a page for that. Unless it's one of the Tinas.

edit: feck me, now Tiny Tina shows up. Maybe I mispelled it before, I dunno.

How is she racist though?

#15 Edited by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

Sounds like he quit? Still looking in to this a little more because the OP is lacking (and apparently wrong from what I have seen)

if you want to look into it a little this is the least the OP could have done:

https://twitter.com/mikesacco

#16 Posted by familyphotoshoot (653 posts) -

@Phatmac: Are you honestly expecting me to not to experience the least bit of schadenfreude when a guy who needlessly stirs shit has it blow up in his face?

#17 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -
@egg

Who's Tiny Tina? Giantbomb doesn't seem to have a page for that. Unless it's one of the Tinas.

She absolutely has her own page. I have it open right now. She's from Borderlands 2. She's kind of terrible.
#18 Edited by TheSouthernDandy (3873 posts) -

According to his Twitter he quit cause they asked him to stop talking about it.

correction: they asked him to not represent himself as working for Cryptozoic, he was a contractor.

#19 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

...K? This is gonna get locked.

What rule is this violating?

#20 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads said:

@Video_Game_King said:

Why is Tiny Tina considered racist again?

I guess because she says things like "yo" and "badonkadonk"

It's racist to call out that though, it implies yo and badonkadonk are 'black' words never to be spoken by a different race. Accusing the tiny tina as being racist writing is racist.

#21 Posted by NMC2008 (1237 posts) -

Every week there is some stupid Hollywood Tabloid bullshit going on in the gaming space, it's way past annoying. -_- Ah well.

I saw no problems with T.T. when I played BL2, also, I don't agree with her being the worst character ever, that is more hyperbole that I wish would stop as well, unless you started playing games this gen that's a damn lie...... or damn crazy, can't be a lie is that is truly your opinions.... but man, really?

#22 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3860 posts) -

@BestUsernameEver said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@Video_Game_King said:

Why is Tiny Tina considered racist again?

I guess because she says things like "yo" and "badonkadonk"

It's racist to call out that though, it implies yo and badonkadonk are 'black' words never to be spoken by a different race. Accusing the tiny tina as being racist writing is racist.

I think it's more dumb and reaching than anything, but I won't really defend it. It's just dumb to me and oversensitive.

#23 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -
@familyphotoshoot not expecting anything from you. I just think putting lol next to it is in poor taste. I don't agree with the man, but I don't find this situation to be funny.
#24 Posted by NMC2008 (1237 posts) -

@HaltIamReptar said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

...K? This is gonna get locked.

What rule is this violating?

Posting this stupid bullshit before Patrick? OH SNAP!!! JK Patrick! :P

#25 Posted by casper_ (903 posts) -

borderlands 2 was like the collegehumor of videogames

#26 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads said:

@Video_Game_King said:

Why is Tiny Tina considered racist again?

I guess because she says things like "yo" and "badonkadonk"

Yo badonkadonk be racist.

#27 Posted by jeffrud (387 posts) -
@casper_ said:

borderlands 2 was like the collegehumor of videogames

              
I've never regretted purchasing a game as much as I have that one. That people complimented its writing and "humor" for the rest of the year remains baffling to me.
#28 Posted by triple07 (1196 posts) -

Am I the only one who doesn't hate Tiny Tina? Sure I don't really like her but shes fine. Also I seriously doubt the man was fired for calling Tiny Tina racist. It's probably because he sucks as his job.

#29 Posted by BlastProcessing (917 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads said:

@Demoskinos said:

Tiny Tina is the worst videogame character ever.

This, and not because she's racist.

I liked the writing in BL 2 for about 30 minutes.

I'm surprised it was possible for anyone to like it for a second.

#30 Posted by Animasta (14692 posts) -

@BestUsernameEver said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@Video_Game_King said:

Why is Tiny Tina considered racist again?

I guess because she says things like "yo" and "badonkadonk"

It's racist to call out that though, it implies yo and badonkadonk are 'black' words never to be spoken by a different race. Accusing the tiny tina as being racist writing is racist.

I was unaware badonkadonk was even a 'black' word.

I just thought it was a funny nonsense word for the butt.

#31 Posted by TheHT (11300 posts) -

I have no idea who this fellow is, no idea when or where he complained about Tiny Tina and to what extent, and no idea what Cryptozoic is or does.

#32 Posted by Jams (2961 posts) -
#33 Posted by mrfluke (5164 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

Tiny Tina is the worst videogame character ever.
#34 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Animasta:

You've never seen Chappelle's Show, have you?

#35 Posted by believer258 (11923 posts) -

@BestUsernameEver said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@Video_Game_King said:

Why is Tiny Tina considered racist again?

I guess because she says things like "yo" and "badonkadonk"

It's racist to call out that though, it implies yo and badonkadonk are 'black' words never to be spoken by a different race. Accusing the tiny tina as being racist writing is racist.

Badonkadonk is racist toward black people?

(You should probably only watch enough of that to get the point)

#36 Posted by impostle (23 posts) -

Racist? No. Annoying. Yes.

I can't see how anyone could consider this racist, its just ridiculous. Did I miss the all the articles written by African American Equality groups or individuals. I think this whole thing is just overblown and completely stupid. If this were a black character portraying stereotypes of any Caucasians I don't think anyone would notice or even care. They created a character, they gave her some personality and mannerism they thought would make her funny and interesting, in that respect they succeeded. I don't think this character portrayed African Americans in a negative light, so to me there does not seem to be any problem here.

#37 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3860 posts) -

@impostle said:

If this were a black character portraying stereotypes of any Caucasians I don't think anyone would notice or even care.

RACIST

#38 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Also, to everybody saying that Tiny Tina is the worst video game character ever:

Or how about:

#39 Edited by IBurningStar (2173 posts) -

I've seen plenty of poorly written comedies that use old people saying stuff like "wut up dawg" and "fo rizzle." If we are going to call this racist then we have to call that racist as well, and I'm not sure anyone is dumb enough to want to make that argument. Oh, and if we really want to talk about racism then maybe we should point a finger at the guy telling us that a character shouldn't be able to say certain words because of the color skin. "Only black people can use those words!" That is basically his argument.

@Video_Game_King: You are really going to bring Ocelot into discussion on worst character ever? I can understand not liking him, but there is no way you can convince me he is anywhere near the worst character ever. You can't even ballpark that argument. I kind of find it alarming that you jumped to Ocelot over, say, Tingle.

#40 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5831 posts) -

cool thanks for not providing any background info on this.

#41 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -
@HaltIamReptar

@MariachiMacabre said:

...K? This is gonna get locked.

What rule is this violating?

It consists of an image and "lol". The OP makes no attempt at inciting discussion. Threads like this get locked.
#42 Posted by Slag (4418 posts) -

Is it considered "cool" now to hate Borderlands 2?

That would be a shame if true.

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#43 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3860 posts) -

@IBurningStar said:

I've seen plenty of poorly written comedies that use old people saying stuff like "wut up dawg" and "fo rizzle."

RACIST

@Slag said:

Is it considered "cool" now to hate Borderlands 2?

That would be a shame if true.

I don't hate the game. I didn't like it, but whatever. I think the writing was really awful though. I would hope most people would agree, but whatever. People aren't talking about the game here, they are talking the writing, and I think there was a lot of negative response to that right when the game released.

#44 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

Shame. Sacco used to host the WoW Insider show (maybe he still does?) when I used to listen that and I found him to be pretty engaging. Having not played BL2, I assume based on comments that Tiny Tina is a short, female version of Fred Durst (otherwise known as the most offensive white person to ever actively use urban lingo). Sorry, but as others said, that's not racist. I know white people that talk like that and yes, they annoy the piss out of me. They don't do it to be racist, they do it because they think it makes them sound cool.

Moral - this is a really stupid thing to start a crusade over. Even if it wasn't, if you aren't black, it's not your fight to start. If the racism/bigotry isn't directed at you and the people the racism/bigotry is directed at aren't bitching, then shut the fuck up (you hear me, white knighters??). There's a good chance that they aren't yelling about it, because they just don't give a shit.

#45 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@HaltIamReptar

@MariachiMacabre said:

...K? This is gonna get locked.

What rule is this violating?

It consists of an image and "lol". The OP makes no attempt at inciting discussion. Threads like this get locked.

I'm seeing discussion left and right. OP doesn't matter in the long term. Your post count implies you should be able to at least have seen a trend or two.

#46 Posted by Flappy (2261 posts) -

I got bored of BL2 long before I met Tiny Tina, but I've yet to actually see/hear anything come out of her mouth that was racist. Like, at all. If anything, she just tried too hard to be funny.

Man, I really regret buying that game. I was promised good writing and fun gameplay but got none of it.

#47 Posted by Demoskinos (14850 posts) -

@Flappy said:

I got bored of BL2 long before I met Tiny Tina, but I've yet to actually see/hear anything come out of her mouth that was racist. Like, at all. If anything, she just tried too hard to be funny.

Man, I really regret buying that game. I was promised good writing and fun gameplay but got none of it.

That entire game tried way to hard to be funny. Which Tiny Tina is the epitome of the entire reason I absolutely loathe Borderlands 2. The game is just constantly clubbing you over the head with jokes. Its like your really obnoxious friend who tells jokes and then yells loudly "HEY THAT WAS FUNNY RIGHT GUYS!" and won't go away until you nod in agreement. There is an art and form to comedy that Borderlands 2 just wholesale misses the boat on.

#48 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Good, don't talk shit about the company you work for. I also didn't like tina was that bad.

#49 Posted by Tennmuerti (8112 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

Tiny Tina is the worst videogame character ever.

Tiny Tina is one of the best videogame characters ever.

#50 Posted by Jams (2961 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@Flappy said:

I got bored of BL2 long before I met Tiny Tina, but I've yet to actually see/hear anything come out of her mouth that was racist. Like, at all. If anything, she just tried too hard to be funny.

Man, I really regret buying that game. I was promised good writing and fun gameplay but got none of it.

That entire game tried way to hard to be funny. Which Tiny Tina is the epitome of the entire reason I absolutely loathe Borderlands 2. The game is just constantly clubbing you over the head with jokes. Its like your really obnoxious friend who tells jokes and then yells loudly "HEY THAT WAS FUNNY RIGHT GUYS!" and won't go away until you nod in agreement. There is an art and form to comedy that Borderlands 2 just wholesale misses the boat on.

I have Borderlands 2 but I hate to look up Tiny Tina on Youtube. You both are right on about that game. I should have known better though because I thought the same thing about the first one.

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