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"Why is everyone down on South Park?"

Does no one get that the South Park game kept repeating a black slur & it would make Austin justifiably frustrated? And that that would color their perceptions of the game as a whole?

The Coon character has been around for almost a decade, they weren't repeating it as a slur, it's short for Raccoon. Of course South Park know exactly what they are doing with that wording but people are interpreting that as if they are insulting black people.

What about when other media use the N word, because that happens often, especially in hip-hop. Is that no longer a problem?

If a bunch of old white dudes started dropping the N-word as "a joke" then yeah, you bet your ass it would be a fucking problem.

Cartman the character has become a parody of casual racism (among other things), and has been for years.

I mean, so what? A parody of racism that is just "look, it's racist" isn't a very good parody.

All In The Family handled this shit better and that was 50 damn years ago. South Park is the laziest form of humor, half-a-step above Family Guy. A couple of old white, out-of-touch white dudes saying what they don't like about PC culture. Oh, so edgy and cool.

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@vucubcaquix said:

"Why is everyone down on South Park?"

Does no one get that the South Park game kept repeating a black slur & it would make Austin justifiably frustrated? And that that would color their perceptions of the game as a whole?

The Coon character has been around for almost a decade, they weren't repeating it as a slur, it's short for Raccoon. Of course South Park know exactly what they are doing with that wording but people are interpreting that as if they are insulting black people.

What about when other media use the N word, because that happens often, especially in hip-hop. Is that no longer a problem?

If a bunch of old white dudes started dropping the N-word as "a joke" then yeah, you bet your ass it would be a fucking problem.

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This game looks absolutely horrendous and entirely devoid of creativity.

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Did Danny say criticizing feminism would ruin his career?

Kind of? I almost hope that the things he wrote were actually offensive to the idea of equality (the original meaning of feminism) and not justified criticism of the 3rd wave movement. Sadly people are easily confused and afraid to bring up valid criticism these days.

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that neither of you know much about feminism aside from what you've read on sites that are against feminism. Additionally, since you didn't read the never published article, you seem to be jumping to conclusions about its content. Since you obviously respect Danny, perhaps give him the benefit of the doubt in his claim that it was probably offensive and in poor judgment.

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Oh man, all the people that can't enjoy a good bit of friendly shit talk is really sad. You lot must be a real bore to be around.

Playful shit talk is great, I just think Dan's super embarrassing to watch when he acts like that. It's the kind of attitude (minus the slurs) one might expect while playing 14 year-olds in an online game, not something coming from a 30-something man. It's not endearing or cute, it's just being kind of an asshole. I like Dan, but I think that shit is rotten, even if it is, as people often allude to, him playing a character.

Or it's friends fucking around, on a Friday afternoon, on a show called "Unprofessional Fridays".

How do people have fun when they're so uptight? Life must be terrible when you're so easily upset. Just chill and learn to let it go.

It blows me away, after all these years, people still take this shit serious. Also, how do people STILL not understand Dan's "shtick". There's some serious lack of awareness when you take something serious when it's so obviously not.

Catching up on my UPFs and not happy to see Dan being extra Dan. Yeah, it's a "shtick." An annoying shtick that isn't all that fun to watch.

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Well, the beastcast thread is just as embarassing as I imagined it to be. I mean they even called it in the podcast. I guess no matter how many times they say "don't be an asshole", people still want to be an asshole.

Especially if they can be an asshole to a woman. That's apparently more fun.

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@austin_walker ; @vinny My biggest issue with the GB staff is they trumpet Rapp's quote about moonlighting being ok with Nintendo, when Nintendo's statement is very clear about the nature of the second job being the cause of her termination.

Ahem.

THAT'S BECAUSE THEY WERE LYING.

I thought that would be obvious. The corporate world would eat your naive brain for breakfast.

How can you even begin to claim to know that?

I don't think there is anything strange, or questionable at all for a company to fire a PR person that with their beliefs and actions might reflect negatively on that company. It happens all the time.

The harassment she got I know nothing about, but that is always shitty. But Nintendo's decision makes 100% sense and isn't anything bad on their end.

In the end I think the lesson is that people maybe shouldn't put every single opinion they have out on social media. Everything you say can and will be used against you. For better or for worse.

So was she fired for her opinions or because of her moonlighting? Pick an unbelievable narrative and stick with it.

Nintendo refused to help an employee when she was the target of a harassment campaign and then they cut her loose the second they found a reason. Obvious to me. Obvious to anyone who has been in the business world. Total BS on Nintendo's part.

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