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Tech in Asia: Video Game Whore of the Orient Slammed as Racist

whore of the orientA video game being produced in Australia and that could likely be sold in the United States is being slammed as racist because of its title, Whore of the Orient, reports Tech in Asia.

Jieh-Yung Lo, a councilor in the city of Monash objects both to the words “whore” and “Orient.”

The O-word is very similar to the N-word for African-American communities, said Lo.  “It’s a 19th century racial-colonial conception and it’s especially painful for older people in the communities. That was a very bad time in China, and people don’t want or need to have that dragged up.”

This became a public issue because public funds are being used to subsidize the making of the game.

What do you think? Would this become such an issue in the United States? Would you equate the O-word to the N-word?

 

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. From @Droidem via Twitter: RE: Video Game Whore of the Orient Slammed as Racist: "Orient is not as the same as the N-Word. However, a bad game title is just that, a bad game title. Not Racist."

    • From @AAModelMinority via Twitter RE: @Droiden's comment on Video game whore of the Orient slammed as racist: somehow you as non Asian are gonna give his entitled ass a lesson on what's Asian racism or not ? HA classic

      • From @Droiden to @AAModelMinority via Twitter: RE: Video Game Whore of the Orient slammed as racist: "Never knew I had to throw down my asian card to say something. Sorry my handle isn't asian enough for you."

        • From @AAModelMinorit to @Droiden y via Twitter: RE:Video game Whore of the Orient slammed as racist: "yes . Asian card has be presented at front door. quite obvious the context here is "Orient" is referring to Asian woman."

          • From @Droiden to @AAModelMinority via Twitter RE: Video Game Whore of the Orient slammed as racist: Obvious =/= racist. Like I said, It's a bad game title. but nothing more than that

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