Online petition asks Nintendo to change Link to a young black female in the next Zelda Wii U game

Stevivor -- "A new petition on is calling for Nintendo to change Link to a young black female in the upcoming Legend of Zelda game on Wii U."

Read Full Story >>
Gazondaily3386d ago


That was funny.

"Nintendo went too far this time when they chose to make the new Link white and white only"

Wtf is this guy smoking? Yeah because past Links were not white?

I think this is just a troll or a desperate bid to seek attention.

blackbeld3386d ago

That guy have some awesome weet!

Mann that is grazy. That racist thing is gotta out of hand.

Eonjay3386d ago (Edited 3386d ago )

I see no problem with creating black and female characters as those two groups play more games that you realize and are very much misrepresented, but lets not change classic characters, lets make new ones.

This petition is trolling blacks and Nintendo at the same time.

RyuCloudStrife3386d ago

I signed the petition, YOBO!!

UltimateMaster3386d ago (Edited 3386d ago )

Yeah, no. I'd sign a petition to get the Link we've seen in E3 2011 instead of the one shown this year. He looked much better than the cel-shaded one of this E3.

AliTheSnake13386d ago

I'm pretty sure this is racist . And we wouldn't hear the end of it if they were asking to change a character to be white.

BattleN3386d ago

I clicked on this becouse I thought it was a petition to have a young kid link in the Zelda world of Skyrim. I was disappointed but yet surprised to see the rest lol

Why o why3386d ago

'This petition is trolling blacks and Nintendo at the same time.'

Over and Out

SonyWarrior3386d ago

if they want a black character then make a new game with a lead black female character and watch it flop along with your company's market shares

BattleN3386d ago (Edited 3386d ago )

Gerudo tribe are like the Egyptians of Zelda dont you think?

Conzul3386d ago

lol, think I'll sign this.

DragonKnight3386d ago (Edited 3386d ago )

If there wasn't a possibility that this is just a huge troll, I'd say that this is exactly what the Ubisoft B.S. has wrought.

These people who want inclusion just for the sake of it are going to ruin games and development for everyone. It's absolutely ridiculous to think that Link should be changed to a young black woman, or any character for that matter.

Seriously, why aren't people who want these things doing nothing more than complaining?

This does seem like one huge troll though. Serves the ones being mocked right.

randomass1713386d ago

Honestly DragonKnight I think it's far too dumb to be real. I think this is trolling in lieu of the mystery behind the new Link's gender and how that got people talking.

strifeblade3386d ago

HOW about "A Single White Female"

valanceer3386d ago

Maybe super smash bros should have the streets of compton as one of the levels

thorstein3386d ago

I'm making a counter petition to make Link an older, black, female LESBIAN!/sarcasm

choujij3385d ago (Edited 3385d ago )

I don't know why, but "Single Female Lawyer" from Futurama comes to mind.

3385d ago
Chrischi19883385d ago

Complaining, that in a game the person is white and not black, is actually racist. Racism is something, that goes in all directions, not only if we talk about africans.

That japanese people create a white character as their protagonist, is not racist at all.

Ares84HU3385d ago

We live in a world where political correctness has gone overboard and that usually means change white people out to some other race asap in anything you can and also make sure it's a female. Where a black person can call a white person anything and can discriminate against a white person and it's not racism but when a white man calls a black person even the word "black" it's automatically racist.

I hate this stupid "political correctness" movement that exists in our world today.

christian hour3385d ago

How about we make Link a Zygote that hasn't figured out what it's going to be yet. Nobody can argue with that!

+ Show (21) more repliesLast reply 3385d ago
Metallox3386d ago

It's obviously a bad joke, something that Nintendo wouldn't accept even in 1000 years, it's even worse than not having the Twilight Princess style.

Conzul3386d ago

What's worse is that whoever started the petition is a rascist themselves, because Link is not White he's Hylian.

Do all hylians look alike or something? Sheeesh ppl

Gh05t3385d ago


Don't get me wrong im way against the idea but seriously people be smarter than the ones you are fighting against.

1) White is not a specific race it is a color and Hylian is not a color it is a race.

2) No one said that link couldn't do it because he is white they asked that it be changed to black and female.

Any *ism requires the discrimination based on the *ism. Asking for a change is not in and of itself racism. Bigoted maybe but definitely not racist by definition.

kayoss3386d ago

Why change a well established character? Its like, ok lets make the next Shaft movie with a chinese person.
I dont get his race thing.

nope1113386d ago

A chinese Shaft you say? I'm down with that.

zebramocha3386d ago

I don't see a problem with a Chinese shaft? Black folks like Bruce lee too and the wu tang clan are influence by Chinese martial arts movies.

Retroman3386d ago

long as he Bruce lee like Shaft im down with it.

rdgneoz33386d ago

"Its like, ok lets make the next Shaft movie with a chinese person."

Car chase scenes will be 30 minutes of him driving into parked cars he can't see...