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Borderlands 2 writer might change Tiny Tina due to racism

2/4/13 2:00pm

Borderlands 2 is known for its wacky characters; from the greedy Marcus, to the gentleman like Sir Hammerlock. But one character some are now upset over is the "racist" Tiny Tina.

For those who have not played Borderlands 2 and do not know who she is, all you need to know is that she is a insane little girl who likes making bombs. She also talks crazy, but some are claiming that the way she speaks is in fact why she is due since she is using "black lingo".

Now for the sake of the accusers (and because I don't know how to embed tweets on blogs), I will not post who they are but I will take some of their quote instead.

@reverendanthony Hey. I really like BL2's writing, but Tiny Tina's trope of "white girl talkin' like them urban folk!!" has got to go
 
Anthony, the writer of Borderlands 2, was at first unwilling to change with the accusations but because of it, more have come and have also claimed Tina to be racist.
 
@(The Accuser) @reverendanthony Hey big fan of BL2's writing here also, loved Handsome Jack, TT was a profound misstep & made me uncomfy thanks
 
Anthony being respectful has listen to what they had to say about Tina and has also said
 
"The last thing I want to be is exclusionary or prejudiced, so if Tina truly is problematic I'll change her."
 
Now since this has happened, many are stepping up to defend both Tiny Tina and Anthony including President of Gearbox, Randy Pitchford.
 
@reverendanthony tina is not racist because you are not racist. You're a pillar of tolerance and inclusion.
 
Personally, since I know Tiny Tina was based on his sister, I think these claims are downright stupid. Using a races lingo for racism can only work if said character is a stereotype of that race. Think Mudflap and Skids from Transformers 2. Tina is not a stereotype and if using lingo is racist then, all blacks would have to only speak in "lingo" or they too would be racist. What are your thoughts on this?
 
Now I will post the source of this and they will have the accusers there. Please be respectful and do not harass them. They already have been harassed enough.

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