Developer who called Tiny Tina racist is out of a job

Kotaku follows the story of the Cryptozoic Entertainment developer, Mike Sacco, who called Borderlands 2's character Tiny Tina a racist.

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Root1961d ago


With all the tweets he's posted I keep seeing him dig his own grave...faster....and faster.....and faster.

cannon88001961d ago

He's not unlucky. He knowingly did something that would indeed cause him to have big problems afterwards. Foolish is probably the best word to describe his decision making skills. But in the end it sucks to know that he lost his job. I hope he can find another job soon.

Canary1961d ago

So few people seem to understand that the Internet is public. Very public. If you would be ashamed to shout out what you're writing in the middle of an elementary school playground, you shouldn't be writing it in the first place.

Politicians seem particularly susceptible to this, and other delusions. My favorite: that email is totally and completely private, and if it ever isn't, you can get away whatever you did by blaming it on a computer virus.

Bimkoblerutso1960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

It's still sad, however stupid his comment was, that people are so sensitive to opinions that they are effectively able to run other people out of their jobs if enough disagree.

I mean, yes, it was a dumb comment, and yet I can't imagine how saying or believing something like that would matter so much to people that they find him unfit to do his job....

showtimefolks1960d ago

tiny tina was one of the best character of maybe this gen. i wish there were more dialogues from here, she made me laugh quite a bit lol

Letros1961d ago

Lol good, he was out of line

toguns1961d ago

Actually if you read his tweets you'd see that he wasn't actually out of line. The person who wrote Tiny Tina described her in the script as "tiny white girl using craaaaaazy black lingo". Anyway, he didn't get fired. He quit

Letros1961d ago

White people use black lingo all the time, problem?

SilentNegotiator1960d ago

What is "black lingo" anyway? When I hear people discussing "black lingo" it's usually just southern slang.

pixelsword1960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

@ silent;

I think you mean Southern accent, right?

Although both are regional aspects of language, most so-called "urban" slang originated in what is considered the East or West coast (a generation or two before that, it was a Detroit/Southern thing to be sure).

Just debating whether to not I should go to kotaku to read the story, because it sounds like kotaku is AGAIN trying to invent a story where none exists if they guy quit and was not fired for what he said.

mistajeff1961d ago

As much as I agree that he was making a big deal over nothing, he has as much of a right to bitch about it as the game makers have to include whatever dialog they want. I don't agree with his bitching, but the price of free speech is having to put up with people saying a lot of stupid shit. It's good to know he wasn't terminated for it because that's excessive, but his comments should never have made headlines to begin with.

G20WLY1961d ago

Seems free speech came at a cost for this guy.

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AdmiralSnake1961d ago

I don't see people complaining about the boondocks ? I'm black and idc. Labels are labels, we use them everyday, get over it lmao.

Servbot411961d ago

A lot of people complained about The Boondocks, especially the Martin Luther King Jr and BET episodes, which is why it's still not back on the air...

Which is a damn shame, because it was one of the very few funny television shows. I really hope the new season starts soon.

Skate-AK1961d ago

It's on all the time on Adult Swim. Or do you mean new episodes?

WeAreLegion1961d ago

It's not back yet because Aaron does the animation, almost single-handedly. It takes FOREVER to do that animation, too. It's absolutely gorgeous. ^_^

I can't wait for season four!!!

Megaton1960d ago

It repeats all the time, including the MLK episode, which is probably the best one they've ever done.

pixelsword1960d ago

Boonocks is an okay show I guess, but I run with a few circles who really pick-apart that show when it comes on for two of it's overlying and not-so-subtle overtones, and the MLK episode really highlights what most of those people who hate Boondocks hate about Boondocks:

They made MLK a few shades lighter than what he actually was and put words in his mouth you never heard him say, like EVER.

And there's the rub(s).

Both of those things are what make that show something a lot of people who hate the show not want to watch it because if you notice, a lot of the fools in that show tend to be darker than the main cast (I know about , whilst all of the "normal" acting people are no darker than the Boondocks' main characters and definitely not "morphologically" so (if you will favor such crude usage here) when they are. The language is pretty trashy too; where I grew up, if you heard those words at all, they were mumbled; but that's my childhood, not most people's I guess.

After those things were pointed out to me I noticed that when I watched the show, but I still watch the show because there are several dynamics there that makes the show a little more good than bad (although I think it's no more worse for the wear than the Venture Bros.)

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TongkatAli1960d ago

I love Boondocks and Black Dyanamite.

Reverent1960d ago

Not gunna lie, before Black Dynamite aired, I thought it looked sooooooo stupid based on the commercials. I'm really glad I gave it a chance though because it really is an awesome show.

e-p-ayeaH1961d ago

freedom of speech FTW...

And were talking about a fictional character here...

Moncole1960d ago

You only have freedom of speech if you are rich.

nosferatuzodd1960d ago

Mancole true talk only when you're Rich you have freedom of speech

Myze1960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

I don't completely disagree or anything, but freedom of speech doesn't apply to an employer-employee relationship, nor should it. Unless you think an employee should be able to say whatever he/she wants to their boss and the boss, by law, be unable to reprimand them for it.

I would say this was a business decision on the part of the employer(it's likely, even if the guy quit, he was pushed to do so for his own benefit), in that if the employee was giving bad press to the company he was working for, he would become a liability not worth the trouble he's causing.

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