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More GTA Uproar

Cuban American Bar Association Condemns Racially Charged Video Game (thanks Chris Johnson and Gamasutra (registration required)) has word of the latest unhappy reaction to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, as the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) has sent a letter "to the manufacturers of the video game... condemning the game's use of racially charged remarks promoting the hate and killing of Haitians and Cubans," demanding an apology to each group. They copy U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and Florida Governor Jeb Bush , as they are also "seeking the removal of the offensive video game from store shelves throughout the country." Finally: "CABA's letter quotes the Haitian government spokesperson, Mr. Mario Dupuy, who stated, 'this racist game is psychologically extremely dangerous and is an incitement to genocide.'"

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60. Re: RE: More GTA Uproar Jan 26, 2004, 12:32  ChangKhan 
 
#59:
"who actually gives a fuck if they are liberal, republican, communist or left handed?"

So you know who to vote against! Down with the left-handers! Kill them all!!!

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59. Re: RE: More GTA Uproar Jan 25, 2004, 09:03 EvilGoof_Trollboy
 
who actually gives a fuck if they are liberal, republican, communist or left handed? they are all know-nothing dumb fucks who are showing a typical knee jerk reaction.

 
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58. Re: RE: More GTA Uproar Jan 25, 2004, 01:00 verybad
 
Cuban American voting demographics STRONGLY favor republican candidates (in 2000 Bush recieved over 80% of the Cuban American vote...)

So making moronic comments that this whole stupid episode is the fault of Liberals is like saying Abraham Lincoln was a Democrat (we'll take him...).

Conservatives are MORE than capable of holding their own in the asshat category.

 
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57. Re: cool, more idiots Jan 25, 2004, 00:42 Wazootyman
 
http://www.billanderik.com/archive/sea5_pages/sea5_042.htm

 
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56. cool, more idiots Jan 24, 2004, 19:37 Muscular Beaver
 
if this keeps on every single sort of humor will be treated as radical or racistical opinions. you make a joke about car crashings and families will start to sue you because they lost family members in car crashings and minors may laugh about car crashings all the time. omg! blondes will make mucho money with this!

and again: god must love IQ0 people, he made so many of them.

 
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Oh that is so lame... You will PAY for your use of inappropriate dialogue!
- Mojo Jojo
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55. Re: RE: More GTA Uproar Jan 24, 2004, 14:26 angrybrit
 
wow Equinoux, you must a liberal. Perhaps you should learn to stfu and put your head back in the hole between your butt cheeks.

Please do all the Internet users a favor and send back your computer to the store.

- Ron
[ Crazy Libs look better behind bars ]
 
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54. Re: RE: More GTA Uproar Jan 24, 2004, 14:13 Equinoux
 
wow angrybrit, your whole post stinks of ignorance. Perhaps you should inform yourself a bit by reading up on the people whining.

 
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53. It is dangerous Jan 24, 2004, 12:57 IvyMike
 
You see, when I got this mission, I went out and killed a bunch of Haitians. Only later did I realize that I was supposed to kill the Haitians IN THE GAME. Oh man, was I embarassed.

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52. RE: More GTA Uproar Jan 24, 2004, 12:53 angrybrit
 
Haiti is in ruins. Cuba is a communist state surviving on drug dealers. And they have time to whine about GTA!!!

If these people don't like it then they can move back to their precious HELL HOLES.

Each time we play WW2 games, we "kill" Germans and Japaneses. I don't see them protesting!!!

- Ron
[ Crazy Libs look better behind bars ]
 
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51. what that F%$! Jan 24, 2004, 12:41 buzz
 
they are kidding, right? It seems like GTA and GTA VC hit the store shelves years ago, it is wierd theses idiots have thier panties in a bunch now. Not to mention it is just a vidoe game...

 
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50. "incitement to genocide"? Jan 24, 2004, 12:02 HolyCow
 
i didn't know that the serbs and rwandans played GTA...

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49. Dumb line Jan 24, 2004, 10:32 Drewbacca
 
I don't think Rockstar should be forced to remove the line, as I'm a fan of the first ammendment, but it was a stupid line to have in the game in the first place. If the game had you going up against the jewish mafia in Brooklyn, I'm sure Rockstar would have had the foresight to keep a line like "kill the jews" out of the game. It was a dumb mistake on Rockstar's part. They should have named the gang, and I understand why Haitians could get pissed off about it, regardless of context. But these groups need to focus on real instances of racism, and grow up. Rockstar made a dumb mistake, but they shouldn't be pegged as bigots.

And Madbunny, as an "uber liberal" who hates political correctness, I would like to point out that it tends to be conservative groups that get a hair up their ass every time "objectionable" content pops up in movies, music, and videogames. See: Moral Majority, Tipper Gore, etc. etc.

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48. Re: Underdogs... Jan 24, 2004, 09:22 John Nelson
 
This ultra sensitivity to perceived racism is SOOooo gonna crop up in a game somewhere down the line. Will it be a step forward if instead of being racist by characterising someone by their ethnic origin you just plain make fun of the oversensitive assholes?
This is what gets me about fight sports. I'm a big fan of K1, UWF etc. How often do you hear "Jones is in the black and red shorts with the short blond hair and Smith is in the white and blue shorts with the ponytail." Dude, one of them is white and the other is black, but they can't mention it. Nuts.

 
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47. Underdogs... Jan 24, 2004, 08:12 Buckermann
 
Major Caribbean transshipment point for cocaine en route to the US and Europe; substantial money-laundering activity; Colombian narcotics traffickers favor Haiti for illicit financial transactions; pervasive corruption.

See? It's the fault of GTA:VC!

 
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46. Re: CABA Lunges! And you? Jan 24, 2004, 07:30 Molt
 
"Kill the Haitians". And why should a Haitian not take offense at that? Do they also explicitly say "Kill the Americans"?

Bigoted art is still bigoted.

... and removing one line from the rest of its context is still ignorance.

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45. No subject Jan 24, 2004, 06:19 EvilGoof_Trollboy
 
its about time they stopped making games where white people are killed too. or isn't that racist ? (by these ill informed fuck monkeys definition anyway)

 
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44. Re: Racism Jan 24, 2004, 06:07 BicycleRepairMan
 
WTF is this the game refers to one of the games many gangs, the HAITIAN gang! what the hell else where they gonna say? "Kill the you-know-who"?

And guess what, if it wasnt for all this lawsuits and shit, I never would have heard of, or noticed the "Kill the Haitians" phrase at all. I get so pissed of all this BS, I wish I had programming skills so I could make a game called "Pick your favourite nationality or ethnic group, and kill them."

People need to find something better to do than suing video games.

Call of Duty go home. Red Orchestra is just much better.
http://www.unrealwarfarex.com/redorchestra/
 
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43. Re: No subject Jan 24, 2004, 06:07 madbunny
 
#37 ChangKhan

No, Bush and his cronies may not be uber-liberals but the people who bring things like this are - which makes Bush and Co a bunch of band wagon jumpers (they wouldn't bat an eye lid had the uber liberals not piped up)

The FACT is that movements like CABA could use their time and money better by fighting the inadiquacies in the social system or helping the deprived people they represent - instead of bitching about a line in a game that nobody cared about until the PC police jumped in.

Did any groups pipe up about the racist commnets in Romper Stomper about the Chinese or the racism displayed in American History X, is anyone trying to get Scarface banned, is the Godfather series inciting genocide (apart from part 3 which could drive a few people to murder should they be brave enough to watch it!) - no because they were all taken in context. So why is this any different?

 
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42. Racism Jan 24, 2004, 05:02 Eon
 
Excuse me, Phayde, are you suggesting that we can't perceive an incitement to Genocide because we're White, twenty-something, males?

Are you claiming that white, twenty-something, males have a propensity towards genocide? Or just that we're more racist than anyone else?

If it comes to that, the only fat guy models in the game belong to the gay construction worker and the jogging suit wearing gay - so why aren't I upset that GTA portray's people with an eating disorder as whiny faggots who are only good for killing and looting?

 
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41. Re: CABA Lunges! And you? Jan 24, 2004, 04:17 Equinoux
 



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