Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

"Fighting Game Characters Are Racist"

Illustration for article titled Fighting Game Characters Are Racist

That's not a view I hold, mind you. It's just the name of this great piece by artist Sachin Teng!

Advertisement

I don't think it's a grand political gesture on his part. Just the kind of observation we've all made once or twice, with a chuckle and a shake of the head. Only he made a neat picture out of it.

I like to think fighting games are like fancy dress parties. A fancy dress party where the Japanese people dressing up as tired national stereotypes don't quite know what they're doing.

Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Fighting Game Characters Are Racist

Fighting Games Are Racist [Sachin Teng]


You can contact Luke Plunkett, the author of this post, at plunkett@kotaku.com. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and lurking around our #tips page.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

What I find most amusing about this "fighting games are racist" idea is that most of the fighting games in question are made by Japanese people.

I mean the term "racist" is almost exclusively applied to white people these days. I remember South Park poked fun at this in the episode where Cartman gets charged with a hate crime after throwing a rock at Token even though Token being black had nothing to do with why he threw the rock. In reality though whites are probably the most hated race in the world. It's really sad that when it comes to discrimination and xenophobia dogs have it better than humans: black dog, brown dog, white dog, it doesn't matter, it will always just be seen as a dog, maybe humans will get there too someday.