Apparently so. Black gamers all around the world are upset that the next installment of the hit series of Zombie Killers, Resident Evil 5 takes place in Africa, killing well, black Zombies of cource.
Yes. Japanese game developers seem to care less and are continuing to develop the game and no release dates have been altered. Over the years Resident Evil and its Zombie Virus has traveled the globe affecting the world and its people, now making its way to the mother land, Mother Africa. Why should Africa be excluded from this horrible outbreak you ask, well the answers are quite simple.
White Zombies are there for the picking, but killing black Zombies are just, well, racist, and if you buy this game, well you better not kill them, or else Al Sharpton will be at your house with an angry mob. And here comes the demand for reparations. Some very reputable Black authors have voiced their opinion about this racist title developed by the Japanese online in various blogs and web sites.
Kim from Black looks says:
The new Resident Evil video game depicts a white man in what appears to be Africa killing Black people. The Black people are supposed to be zombies and the white man’s job is to destroy them and save humanity. “I have a job to do and I’m gonna see it through.”
This is problematic on so many levels, including the depiction of Black people as inhuman savages, the killing of Black people by a white man in military clothing, and the fact that this video game is marketed to children and young adults. Start them young… fearing, hating, and destroying Black people.
Black Woman from Ask A black Woman says:
I confess I don’t know much about video games, gamers, etc. I don’t play video games, but I occasionally play solitaire on my gf’s PC. However, given the response from gamers… I think we should all be very afraid. Many of these folks seem like the type who would try to reenact scenes from Resident Evil 5. Can you say Columbine?
Never before have I received more hateful comments by angry gamers who called me everything from a “nigger” to a “black hooker” for agreeing with Ruberg that these images of Black people (Black zombies) are problematic.
A Black Microscopiq Author says:
Rape, murder, satanic voodoo. With bulging eyes, simian super strength, and a room temperature IQ, we’ve been portrayed as savages beyond redemption. So, when we see images like these, it doesn’t just resonate with the long lived zombie genre, it also triggers memories of so many awful stereotypes — and what those stereotypes have been used to justify past and present. Put down the crazed negroes before they take the white women! And so on…
But perhaps the most troubling part is that these scenes seem to be set in Africa; the “dark continent.” With all the positive steps being taken of late to raise awareness of the good things happening in Africa as well as the urgent need in some parts of the continent, we really can’t afford this kind of step back. We need to find ways to humanize Africans, not dehumanize them.
Bad Resident Evil… bad…
Fredrick from YBP says
The images used in the game, already disturbing because it is resident evil, also reflect hateful images that were real and meant to invoke hate towards black people in the not too distant history of america. in addition, the underlying stigma of a white guy going through an african village that is infected by a disease spread through blood contact while shooting his way to victory has the undertones, as well, of insensitivity to images projected in the past.
A bunch of kids from an IRC chan say…
[dmb_sleep] Breaking news: Resident Evil is racist
[dmb_sleep] they are boycotting it
[brutus] In RE4 you kill mobs of spanniards
[bustersword] Did spaniards boycott RE4?
[bustersword] I think not
[brutus] And rescue a white girl from a spannish cult
[brutus] How is killing blacks any different?
[dmb_sleep] but I mean they are just zombies right…. they dont have feelings do they?
[dmb_sleep] DO zombies have feelings?
[dmb_sleep] I wonder…
[brutus] No, they don’t
[brutus] And they aren’t zombies, they are infected with a virus
[bustersword] no wai.
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