Last edited by Jon14; March 8, 2012 at 06:34pm.
I just wanna know hat the rest of the title is 'Dear Legal, it is "Zodac" not "Zodiac". This is not a............'
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Nope... gotta say your off on this.
Not the least of which is because this is an OLD joke. The African American in a world with no Africa or America has been brought up in every thread involving Clamp Champ and Zodak for years now.
He was just drawing attention to the fact that he KNEW there was no Africa or America there when he used the term 'African-American'... Because lets face it, after every other 'black character' thread... it was OBVIOUS that if HE didn't acknowledge it... SOMEONE would have brought it up.
Also on the subject of Clamp Champ... There should be no Shock and Awe that people thought the cast of eternia should be diverse.... Because they made that decision in the 80's!! Eternia is already known for having both Black guys, and even Asian guys (despite no Asia on this world...)
There was nothing there worth getting offended over. Unless you hate the idea of Zodac being redesigned to fit a 'token' slot... THAT could be seen as offensive... but if they really wanted to stick with the 8-12 back characters... I can't really blame them, and Zodac was pretty much a blank slate.
This is of course the correct way to do it.
Unfortunately... there are a LOT of people who do NOT like the term 'black'.... People find offense at the smallest thing, that sometimes it's like walking through a minefield... Personally... I HATE the term African American.
1) What about black people who are NOT American?
2) I once worked for a guy who's father came over from North Africa... Whitest guy I ever saw.
Therefore as a descriptive term... it sucks. Any time a word does not adequetly convey what you want it to... It's time to find a better one.
But I have seen white guys attacked for using the generic 'Black' term and not 'African American'.... so he was just trying to cover his tracks there. Despite the illogical use of the term.
Personally, as I posted above - I understood what he meant, but I also immediately thought of various interpretations that might be made - it's one of those comments that he should have just not made. It may have been the "best" way to make it, but the point would have been made without his side comment, which was rife for people to get PO'd about. It simply shouldn't have been made at all .
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I'm not going to call anyone names, but I agree with the first part. People are really twisting his words around.Clearly he meant that there is neither an Africa nor an America on Eternia. Only a fool would think he was being racist.
Haha, hey why am I the one that got called out? I was just replying!And there we have it, this has become one of the "complaining about complainers are complaining more than the complainers" threads.
Not that I'm complaining.
HERE????? How dare you!Just trying to inject a little levity.
I did get the joke, but the problem is that this is "the Evil Toyguru" speaking... Everything he says will offend people "just cause he's Mattel"... Personally he should have elaborated on that remark...
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Um , Clamp Champ and Malaktha were black
Aren't most from North Africa arabs....not really black per se ?
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