Posted by jointron33 (1902 posts) 9 months, 21 days ago

Must ask, Is Street Fighter offensive? (44 votes)

Yes 11%
No 89%

Since we live in a pc era where people can not even differentiate between stereotypes and caricatures, do the classic characters of Street Fighter ii offend audiences today?

#1 Edited by dccomicsrule2011 (21276 posts) - - Show Bio

It certainly does not offend me.

#2 Edited by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Mmm this coming from little miss politically correct. No. I'm not seeing it thought I don't speak for everyone.

#3 Posted by nerdork (3481 posts) - - Show Bio

It doesnt offend me. But, people are offended by anything nowadays, so it wouldnt surprise me.

#4 Posted by jointron33 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

Some people think Dhalsim in particular is racist

#5 Edited by Bogey (929 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes cause Capcom hates foreigners.

#6 Edited by Ciriel (410 posts) - - Show Bio

@jointron33:

An Indian friend of mine (who aspires to be a Yogi, but doesn't want to upset her parents) thought he was cool when she saw him.

#7 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (16855 posts) - - Show Bio

No its not offensive to me. Why would it be offensive exactly? You mean racist violence big muscly guys or what? Since the term offensive is a pretty subjective so it would be nice if you could further clarify how you defining offensive in this instance.

#8 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (16949 posts) - - Show Bio

No its not offensive to me. Why would it be offensive exactly? You mean racist violence big muscly guys or what? Since the term offensive is a pretty subjective so it would be nice if you could further clarify how you defining offensive in this instance.

I think the OP refers to many national stereotypes incorporated in the fighters which is generally seen as offensive rather than the violence itself. Tbh, it doesn't bother me that much. This kind of thing only rustle the jimmies of most politically correct people. For instance, Blanka is from Brazil and he is depicted as a green beast man with electric powers and I never heard any Brazilian cry out "racism!", in fact he is everyone's favorite fighter here.

#9 Edited by Samimista (20177 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader said:

No its not offensive to me. Why would it be offensive exactly? You mean racist violence big muscly guys or what? Since the term offensive is a pretty subjective so it would be nice if you could further clarify how you defining offensive in this instance.

I think the OP refers to many national stereotypes incorporated in the fighters which is generally seen as offensive rather than the violence itself. Tbh, it doesn't bother me that much. This kind of thing only rustle the jimmies of most politically correct people. For instance, Blanka is from Brazil and he is depicted as a green beast man with electric powers and I never heard any Brazilian cry out "racism!", in fact he is everyone's favorite fighter here.

Blanka even loves pound cake! =D

#10 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (4810 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pretty much the first to call out "racism" for these kinds of things. However, never really noticed it for Street Fighter. But hey, that's probably because I'm not a fan.

#11 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (27313 posts) - - Show Bio

It's only offends other pepole while I'm handing them there ass

#12 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not,up to date on Stereotypes(Cause I'm full of love :D) Yet I doubt the Turkish stereotype is a 7 foot tall red man with blue lego Afros . Hakan is to ridiculous to be offended by :P (again I speak only for me)

#13 Posted by JohnnyGat (1561 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by XImpossibruX (5029 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they made wacky characters for the sake of being wacky.

Like if they made Ken(American) a laid-back jokester, no one would complain.

#15 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (16949 posts) - - Show Bio

@dragonborn_ct said:

@mrdecepticonleader said:

No its not offensive to me. Why would it be offensive exactly? You mean racist violence big muscly guys or what? Since the term offensive is a pretty subjective so it would be nice if you could further clarify how you defining offensive in this instance.

I think the OP refers to many national stereotypes incorporated in the fighters which is generally seen as offensive rather than the violence itself. Tbh, it doesn't bother me that much. This kind of thing only rustle the jimmies of most politically correct people. For instance, Blanka is from Brazil and he is depicted as a green beast man with electric powers and I never heard any Brazilian cry out "racism!", in fact he is everyone's favorite fighter here.

Blanka even loves pound cake! =D

LMAO "Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku" xD

#16 Edited by King Saturn (222793 posts) - - Show Bio

Street Fighter ( 1994 live action film ) was very much Offensive...

#17 Edited by CharlieJade (422 posts) - - Show Bio

The Japanese are not really connected to the real world, they don't know what is fashionable in the west and they aren't schooled in political correct ness

I don't think they are racist but they can be very ignorant of the larger world around them, they live on their own island of manga, conbinis, kogarus, pachinko, ramen, sushi, tsunamis, volcanoes and anime

Dragon ball is worse.

Mr. Popo (is an immortal djinn who Resides at Kami's light house with Kami in Kami's Lookout He is bound there for eternity as the gardener and caretaker. He has served every other Kami (God) of the Earth since the very beginning of time . He was trained by the most recent Kami himself, he also trained Goku so he would be able to fight Goku.

and strange commercial adverts

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#18 Posted by SoA (4592 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they made wacky characters for the sake of being wacky.

Like if they made Ken(American) a laid-back jokester, no one would complain.

you mean.. he's not?

#19 Posted by Farkam (3099 posts) - - Show Bio

No, not really.

#20 Posted by SmashBrawler (4739 posts) - - Show Bio

Street Fighter ( 1994 live action film ) was very much Offensive...

Yeah, that's the only thing from Street Fighter that ever offended my sensibilities.

#21 Posted by InnerSuperman (858 posts) - - Show Bio

if you see a big,ripped hairy guy and you say oh what a Russian stereotype then the makers of the game aren't racist.....you are.

#22 Posted by russellmania77 (13568 posts) - - Show Bio

Anything can be offensive if you think about it hard enough

#23 Posted by ssejllenrad (12778 posts) - - Show Bio

Sonny Chiba's original Street Fighter film is offensive to women.. Seriously watch it. The protagonist is a badass pervert (like a lot of Japanese heroes).. But yeah.. Watch it!

#24 Posted by SideburnGuru (1335 posts) - - Show Bio

..I can't believe people voted "Yes" on this. I know everyone is entilited to their own opinion, but wow.