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Submitted by AboutLastNight5 564d ago | news

Tiny Tina Labeled As Racist?

Anthony Burch defends his character Tiny Tina in a series of tweets, along with a slew of fan feedback. (Borderlands 2, Culture, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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DeadSpaced  +   564d ago
I personally loved her character.

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PS3Freak  +   564d ago
One dude said that, but everyone disagreed.

So no, she's not considered racist.
ironfist92  +   564d ago
Well that was a quick end of discussion.

Who doesnt love Tiny Tina?
Mounce  +   563d ago
I'd totally tap Bigger-Tina....aka when she gets older.

:3
Sp1d3ynut  +   564d ago
She's easily my favorite new character in any new IP from the last several years. I just reached lvl 50 with my 3rd character, and am mid-way on my 6th playthrough. I always look forward to the getting to Tundra Express for the first time, because she always makes me laugh. :D
Sp1d3ynut  +   563d ago
5 disagrees from losers who need to get a life.
MacDonagh  +   564d ago
Did Tiny Tim wear a KKK hood and drop N-Bombs? Never played the game tbh, but if she's only using slang that is now common in modern-day culture; it's not racist.

Hell, even I use the word badonkadonk sometimes.

I am not ashamed. Shame is for the weak.
KwietStorm  +   564d ago
Tiny Tina being racist never even crossed my mind, but your logic/argument is completely wrong.
MacDonagh  +   564d ago
In what way? Language is constantly evolving and new words are made everyday and it doesn't belong to any particular race. The problem that people seem to have these days are things that don't agree with their worldview and they bitch about it as if they are going to change it. I'm sure many impressionable 13 year olds use the terms that Tiny Tina uses everyday like "krunk" or "badonkadonk" or "gazongas".

People force their worldview on others because they are uncomfortable with anything that disagrees with their own bias.

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TheGOODKyle  +   564d ago
The adventure to Tiny Tina begins here

http://www.youtube.com/resu...
TuxedoMoon  +   564d ago
Tiny Tina racist for using a few slang words? Isn't it racism in itself to say that those terms she used are "black" terms?
Mutant-Spud  +   564d ago
Ha! Yeah if that was the case every little 15 year old Whigger would be in the Anti Racist's crosshairs.
So what would happen if a White character in a game used some words from an African language like Swahili or Dinka? Would that be "Racist" as well? You just have to shake your head.
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Skyliner12  +   564d ago
I was wondering the exact same thing. Does a representative of anti-racism, likely black in this situation (yes, asshole suspicion, I admit), stands up and goes, "Uhh, badonkadonk is *our* word. You can't use it."

Like trying to catch a minnow on a fishing boat. Might want to go fix some bigger race problems.
SeraphimBlade  +   564d ago
Haven't played, but I've gathered what she's like. This is dumb.

Something tells me this is from the same guy who complained about Enslaved being "racist" despite starring two white people.
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electronicoffee  +   564d ago
Language doesn't belong to any one race on this or any other fictional planet. Language can be learned by anyone. "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" is a single, released 2005 by country music artist Trace Adkins. Is that Racist? It's RACIST to say her words are black. If you had made Tiny Tina black AND spoke the same as now, you'd have the same assholes calling you racist for "stereotyping". I grew up with a white stepsister and a black half-sister who both spoke very, very urban my entire life and look like polar opposites, so I guess my white stepsister must be racist because she speaks urban all the time and has listened to nothing but 2-pac's albums her whole life? Rap Culture / Urban Culture doesn't belong to 'black people' and it's racist to imply that Rap Culture or Urban Culture is 'black' because I know many black people who do not use that type of slang / lingo and do not appreciate being associated with it. No one 'owns' a language as anyone can learn a language and pick it up - much like fashion, cooking, etc. Tiny Tina is not racist and neither is Anthony Burch. Maybe some people find her unfunny, but who laughs at 100% of all characters dialogue in a game anyways, and if it makes them 'uncomfortable' then that is their own insecurity and issues with race and culture bouncing around inside them and they are projecting their bullshit onto others due to their emotional confusion. Tiny Tina is probably my favorite character (or tied, with Zero) as my favorite character in the game and her whimsical insanity and her penchant for destruction is just as much a part of her as the way she speaks. She's also got this deep rooted sadness she attempts to overcompensate for with her eccentric personality (as many outlandish types do)- she's one of the most HONEST characters in the game, so please don't change her. She doesn't deserve that- she's my mini tank girl <3
Heisenburger  +   564d ago
*slow clap*
WackyVee  +   564d ago
Does this character make fun of the ghetto kind of language? Of course.

But then again, the people choose to speak like that.
Can I make fun of people speaking redneck? Also yes, same thing.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   564d ago
Hmm...racist?...No. don't think so.
Homicidally demented ....most definitely! lol
ziggurcat  +   564d ago
*sigh*

is there anything these idiotic white knighters *don't* consider racist/sexist?
Megaton  +   564d ago
Offended people really rustle my jimmies. They wish the world to be a big censored ball of uninteresting garbage.
TechOne  +   564d ago
This again... it's funny how all of the complainers are white.
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Unztayble  +   564d ago
she said badonkadonk? and that's racist? pfft!
kesvalk  +   564d ago
"my brotha will teach to never mess with mrs. snugglebites badonkadonks!!!"

"who the hell is mrs. snugglebites!?"

tiny tina is simply the best character of the entire game followed closely by handsome jack.

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