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94. Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology Oct 29, 2011, 13:26 theyarecomingforyou
 
Bhruic wrote on Oct 29, 2011, 07:56:
Right, but I think his point was that what you are doing right now is exactly what you are claiming they shouldn't be doing. You shouldn't be complaining about this. You shouldn't be getting worked up about a non-event like this. You are, to use your words, being an over-sensitive cretin.

It's hard to support an argument that boils down to "I'm complaining that you shouldn't be complaining".
You completely missed the point I was making. I was RESPONDING to people that were overreacting, saying that it was unnecessary and counter-productive. The original video was a 'non-event' but became an event when GLAAD got involved and politicised it. My point stands.

It's interesting that so many people in this thread will see racist comments as a bad idea, but don't extend the same attitude toward homophobic comments. Many of the posters here just can't fathom that "gay" and "fag" are as awful as racial slurs in the minds of many, many people. The fact that events like this get so much attention and upset so many people is mystifying to them, yet if we were talking about a company showing a video with racist ranting, there would be far less outrage at the outrage.
As has already been covered, the original footage was clearly satirical and the video that Blizzard used censored out any offensive content to convey a different message. And racial language CAN be used in humour and be defended, as I highlighted in a previous post. If you hold up race or sexuality and say that they aren't appropriate for humour or are somehow different then that only serves to perpetuate their use to discriminate. By treating them as everyday words that you can use without fear of condemnation you take away the bitterness associated with them. Calling someone a nigger or queer should not be any more offensive than calling someone stupid. Political correctness causes more problems than it solves.
 
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