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20th May '17 5:16:23 PM talltalltree
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* A series of blood donation [=PSAs=] talked about people who tried to do something about a social issue, only for it to go horribly wrong and end up exacerbating the problem. E.g. a man discovers his letter-writing campaign about sweatshops has led to increased use of child labor ''and'' deforestation from all the paper; or an activist takes down a company that was polluting a town and making people sick, but now the whole town is unemployed and no one has health insurance. The message was that giving blood is a much simpler way of doing good. These [=PSAs=] [[http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5161909 attracted]] [[http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/2004/blood-donation/ some criticism]] for implying that social activism is a waste of time and only makes things worse.

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* A series of blood donation [=PSAs=] talked about people who tried to do something about a social issue, only for it to go horribly wrong and end up exacerbating the problem. E.g. a man discovers his letter-writing campaign about sweatshops has led to increased use of child labor ''and'' deforestation from all the paper; or an activist takes down a company that was polluting a town and making people sick, but now the whole town is unemployed and no one has health insurance. The message was that giving blood is a much simpler way of doing good. These [=PSAs=] [[http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5161909 attracted]] [[http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/2004/blood-donation/ some some]] [[http://www.mothering.com/forum/14-activism-news/269278-ad-council-psa-s-re-giving-blood.html criticism]] for implying that social activism is a waste of time and only makes things worse.
20th May '17 4:54:52 PM talltalltree
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* A series of blood donation [=PSAs=] talked about people who tried to do something about a social issue, only for it to go horribly wrong and end up exacerbating the problem. E.g. a man discovers his letter-writing campaign about sweatshops has led to increased use of child labor ''and'' deforestation from all the paper; or an activist takes down a company that was polluting a town and making people sick, but now the whole town is unemployed and no one has health insurance. The message was that giving blood is a much simpler way of doing good. These [=PSAs=] [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5161909 attracted] [http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/2004/blood-donation/ some criticism] for the message that social activism is a waste of time and only makes things worse.

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* A series of blood donation [=PSAs=] talked about people who tried to do something about a social issue, only for it to go horribly wrong and end up exacerbating the problem. E.g. a man discovers his letter-writing campaign about sweatshops has led to increased use of child labor ''and'' deforestation from all the paper; or an activist takes down a company that was polluting a town and making people sick, but now the whole town is unemployed and no one has health insurance. The message was that giving blood is a much simpler way of doing good. These [=PSAs=] [http://www.[[http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5161909 attracted] [http://theinspirationroom.attracted]] [[http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/2004/blood-donation/ some criticism] criticism]] for the message implying that social activism is a waste of time and only makes things worse.
20th May '17 4:54:10 PM talltalltree
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* A series of blood donation [=PSAs=] talked about people who tried to do something about a social issue, only for it to go horribly wrong and end up exacerbating the problem. E.g. a man discovers his letter-writing campaign about sweatshops has led to increased use of child labor ''and'' deforestation from all the paper; or an activist takes down a company that was polluting a town and making people sick, but now the whole town is unemployed and no one has health insurance. The message was that giving blood is a much simpler way of doing good. These [=PSAs=] [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5161909 attracted] [http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/2004/blood-donation/ some criticism] for the message that social activism is a waste of time and only makes things worse.
16th May '17 4:52:50 PM Arcana4th
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* ''VideoGame/Persona5'': There is no romanceable GayOption in the game, this already pissed off some fans, specially the rather large LGBTFanbase the franchise has gathered between the second and fourth installment(particularly regarding Kanji's ambiguous sexuality and Naoto's gender issues), however, there are three adult women that can be romanceable by your ''16 year old'' playable character, among which, your teacher is available and the game implies there was a sexual relationship between you and these women, something that is considered statutory rape in [[ValuesDissonance some countries]]. This mixed with the somewhat negative representation of LGBT themes on the game, which was [[http://www.avclub.com/article/how-persona-5-lets-down-its-gay-players-254102 mostly used for jokes rather than character building]] alienated a lot of the game's gay fans.
14th May '17 6:25:01 AM Klaudandus
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** The first issue of Nick Spencer's run generated an enormous backlash, to say the least. While absolutely no-one expects this to actually stick, [[spoiler: Steve un-ironically going "Hail Hydra" is regarded as lazy, shock-value "storytelling" at best. [[http://panels.net/2016/05/26/on-steve-rogers-1-antisemitism-and-publicity-stunts/ At worst, it's been called an insult to Cap's original creators (both of whom were Jewish and writing at a time when expressing anti-Nazi and anti-Hitler sentiments got them death threats)]] given the origins of [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] [=HYDRA=] (which is what most people will be familiar with)]]. To make matters worse, [[http://www.newsarama.com/29488-no-captain-america-is-not-a-nazi-looking-at-hydras-true-nature.html an article trying to explain HYDRA]] didn't do wonders either, as they tried to say "Cap isn't a Nazi, he's just a fascist!" as if it was a better option. [[spoiler: While it was revealed in the following issue to be the result of a RealityWarper, many still found it lazy shock value and were angry at Spencer for lying about it in interviews and social media to drum up attention. The revelation that the "evil HYDRA Sleeper Steve" was the actual "real" Captain America and the "good" Cap was the result of ''another'' cosmic Retcon and that coming up for the new ''Secret Empire'' arc he's pulling an EvilerThanThou on ''the Red Skull himself'' [[http://www.cbr.com/secret-empire-captain-america-villain/ has left quite a lot of people shocked, to say the least]].]]

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** The first issue of Nick Spencer's run generated an enormous backlash, to say the least. While absolutely no-one expects this to actually stick, [[spoiler: Steve un-ironically going "Hail Hydra" is regarded as lazy, shock-value "storytelling" at best. [[http://panels.net/2016/05/26/on-steve-rogers-1-antisemitism-and-publicity-stunts/ At worst, it's been called an insult to Cap's original creators (both of whom were Jewish and writing at a time when expressing anti-Nazi and anti-Hitler sentiments got them death threats)]] given the origins of [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] [=HYDRA=] (which is what most people will be familiar with)]]. To make matters worse, [[http://www.newsarama.com/29488-no-captain-america-is-not-a-nazi-looking-at-hydras-true-nature.html an article trying to explain HYDRA]] didn't do wonders either, as they tried to say "Cap isn't a Nazi, he's just a fascist!" as if it was a better option. [[spoiler: While it was revealed in the following issue to be the result of a RealityWarper, many still found it lazy shock value and were angry at Spencer for lying about it in interviews and social media to drum up attention. The revelation that the "evil HYDRA Sleeper Steve" was the actual "real" Captain America and the "good" Cap was the result of ''another'' cosmic Retcon and that coming up for the new ''Secret Empire'' arc he's pulling an EvilerThanThou on ''the Red Skull himself'' [[http://www.cbr.com/secret-empire-captain-america-villain/ has left quite a lot of people shocked, to say the least]].least. The fact that the [=FCBD=] comic shows Hydra Cap lifting Mjolnir after being deemed worthy by it has not helped, at all]].]]
13th May '17 3:55:29 PM nombretomado
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* {{MTV}}2's short-lived animated TV series ''Where My Dogs At'' had come under fire when one episode had shown [[http://www.africanamerica.org/topic/black-women-on-dog-leashes-defecating-on-the-flooronly-on-mtv?reply=128788938051861479 a Snoop Dogg character leading two black women around on leashes, where they proceeded to have mannerisms similar to dogs such as squatting down on their hands and knees and defecating on the floor.]]

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* {{MTV}}2's Creator/{{MTV}}2's short-lived animated TV series ''Where My Dogs At'' had come under fire when one episode had shown [[http://www.africanamerica.org/topic/black-women-on-dog-leashes-defecating-on-the-flooronly-on-mtv?reply=128788938051861479 a Snoop Dogg character leading two black women around on leashes, where they proceeded to have mannerisms similar to dogs such as squatting down on their hands and knees and defecating on the floor.]]
8th May '17 8:11:18 AM dmcreif
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** Some people [[http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2016/04/17/race-romance-daredevil-season-two/ have taken some issues with Matt's treatment of his potential love interests]]. Namely, that he takes great pains to hide the darker aspects of his personality from the white Karen Page, being very chivalrous and gentle with her, while being abrasive with the Afro-Latina Claire and the French-Cambodian Elektra, continuing an unfortunate media trend wherein white women are seen as the 'happily ever after' instead of non-white ones.
7th May '17 3:34:33 PM Eagal
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* Pepsi:
** [[http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2013/0502/Mountain-Dew-ad-pulled-Too-misogynist-and-racist This ad was made and then subsecuently pulled]] for Mountain Dew that involved a white woman attempting to pick the person who had assaulted her out of a line-up that consisted of a group of young black males and a goat. Even leaving the aside the question of [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain what anything in this scenario had to do with Mountain Dew]], the ad implied that white people cannot tell the difference between a black man and a goat. The fact that it played heavily on racist stereotypes and [[WouldHitAGirl violence against women]] as well, all PlayedForLaughs, didn't help matters.
** In 2009, the Pepsi Globe changed from [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/logopedia/images/1/15/Pepsi_2007.png/revision/latest?cb=20140327110444 this]] to [[http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/sites/default/files/styles/logo-thumbnail/public/0021/3803/brand.gif this]], ostensibly to market happiness to their product. [[https://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog/14-unfortunate-logo-perspectives-cant-unsee A critic]] pointed out that by giving the new globe body features, it now looks like a fat man with his belly sticking out of his shirt. It doesn't help that consumption of soft drinks is one of the leading causes of obesity worldwide and [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/coke-pepsi-soda-companies-sponsored-96-health-groups-fought-obesity-legislation Pepsi hasn't done much to help its case]].

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* Pepsi:
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Pepsi: [[http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2013/0502/Mountain-Dew-ad-pulled-Too-misogynist-and-racist This ad was made and then subsecuently pulled]] for Mountain Dew that involved a white woman attempting to pick the person who had assaulted her out of a line-up that consisted of a group of young black males and a goat. Even leaving the aside the question of [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain what anything in this scenario had to do with Mountain Dew]], the ad implied that white people cannot tell the difference between a black man and a goat. The fact that it played heavily on racist stereotypes and [[WouldHitAGirl violence against women]] as well, all PlayedForLaughs, didn't help matters.
** In 2009, the Pepsi Globe changed from [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/logopedia/images/1/15/Pepsi_2007.png/revision/latest?cb=20140327110444 this]] to [[http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/sites/default/files/styles/logo-thumbnail/public/0021/3803/brand.gif this]], ostensibly to market happiness to their product. [[https://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog/14-unfortunate-logo-perspectives-cant-unsee A critic]] pointed out that by giving the new globe body features, it now looks like a fat man with his belly sticking out of his shirt. It doesn't help that consumption of soft drinks is one of the leading causes of obesity worldwide and [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/coke-pepsi-soda-companies-sponsored-96-health-groups-fought-obesity-legislation Pepsi hasn't done much to help its case]].
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7th May '17 3:24:54 PM rjd1922
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* Shortly after the release of ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'', a game where you write words into a magical notepad in order to make a corresponding object appear and use these items to solve puzzles, [[http://www.destructoid.com/scribblenauts-caught-in-sambo-racism-controversy-148940.phtml some controversy]] was caused when it was discovered that writing "Sambo", a derogatory term for black people, would cause a watermelon, which is often stereotypically associated with black people, to appear. The creators clarified that this was not because of racism, but because there is a fruit called sambo that resembles a watermelon, and the game often reuses graphics for similar-looking objects.



* VideoGame/SuperFighter: Discussed about in [[https://youtu.be/E3RAGJ9Hm30?t=18m56s this video]] (19:00-19:25) by the guys of WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay while playing this UsefulNotes/{{Taiwan}}ese made [[SerialNumbersFiledOff Poor Man's]] ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' [[TheMockbuster clone]] concerning the unwisely chosen name of "Red Man" for the lone [[HollywoodNatives Native]] [[BadassNative American]] character who is a blatant rehashing of [[TheSavageIndian the worst and most racist caricatures of Native Americans]] (without any sort of hint of irony whatsoever) and is also the main villain doesn't help.

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* VideoGame/SuperFighter: ''VideoGame/SuperFighter'': Discussed about in [[https://youtu.be/E3RAGJ9Hm30?t=18m56s this video]] (19:00-19:25) by the guys of WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay while playing this UsefulNotes/{{Taiwan}}ese made [[SerialNumbersFiledOff Poor Man's]] ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' [[TheMockbuster clone]] concerning the unwisely chosen name of "Red Man" for the lone [[HollywoodNatives Native]] [[BadassNative American]] character who is a blatant rehashing of [[TheSavageIndian the worst and most racist caricatures of Native Americans]] (without any sort of hint of irony whatsoever) and is also the main villain doesn't help.


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* ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'' received a bunch of criticism about its Vibe mechanic, saying that having Peach's powers come from emotions while [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario and Luigi]] merely use their strength [[http://feministsonar.com/2014/09/blind-lady-vs-super-princess-peach/ plays right into the stereotype that all women are emotional and overreact]]. They've also been compared to [[http://hail-nekoyasha.deviantart.com/art/Super-PMS-Peach-30235959 PMS symptoms]].
7th May '17 3:19:16 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', which features a class warfare between downtrodden minorities (led by the black Daisy Fitzroy) and a racist white society (led by Zachary Comstock), has come [[http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s3733057.htm under criticism]] for its somewhat awkward use of the theme of race. The juxtaposition of Comstock and Fitzroy [[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/25/bioshock-infinite-pc-review/ has been called]] a false [[http://www.errantsignal.com/blog/?p=500 equivalency]], and the main quantum mechanics story thread being independent of race (although the two themes do dovetail in some of the subplots, e.g., the gunsmith and his wife) have led some to question [[http://pc.mmgn.com/Articles/bioshock-infinite-was-the-racism-necessa why even add]] race relations to the game at all.

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* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'', which features a class warfare between downtrodden minorities (led by the black Daisy Fitzroy) and a racist white society (led by the "Prophet" Zachary Hale Comstock), has come [[http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s3733057.htm under criticism]] for its somewhat awkward use of the theme of race. The juxtaposition of Comstock and Fitzroy [[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/25/bioshock-infinite-pc-review/ has been called]] a false [[http://www.errantsignal.com/blog/?p=500 equivalency]], and the main quantum mechanics story thread being independent of race (although the two themes do dovetail in some of the subplots, e.g., the gunsmith and his wife) have led some to question [[http://pc.mmgn.com/Articles/bioshock-infinite-was-the-racism-necessa why even add]] race relations to the game at all.



* Shortly after the release of ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'', a game where you write words into a magical notepad in order to make a corresponding object appear and use these items to solve puzzles, [[http://www.destructoid.com/scribblenauts-caught-in-sambo-racism-controversy-148940.phtml some controversy]] was caused when it was discovered that writing "Sambo", a derogatory term for black people, would cause a watermelon, which is often stereotypically associated with black people, to appear. The creators clarified that this was not because of racism, but because there is a fruit called sambo that resembles a watermelon, and the game often reuses graphics for similar-looking objects.
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