Google app branded 'ridiculously racist'

Jan 18, 2013 Full story: 7

Google has removed a "Make Me Asian" app - that let players change their appearance - following an uproar by Asian American activists who said the game promoted derogatory stereotypes.

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#1 Jan 18, 2013
An asian couple is happy with their newborn baby. But there's something strange. The eyes are big and blue. The skin is white. The hair is blonde. So they name their baby, SAM TING WONG.
Human Revolution

Middletown, OH

#2 Jan 18, 2013
Stupid, stupid idea to begin with. You knew there would be negative repercussions.

Vienna, VA

#4 Jan 20, 2013
Who wrote:
Really? Make one called "Beat a white guy" and you all you'll hear is crickets - but that wouldn't be racist, would it brown people?
Hey brown people, is there anything, anything at all that you think ISN'T 'racist'?
Just curious because it seems like nobody can do a damn thing anymore without you cry babies bitching about it. And it's not even about this app, you people complain about EVERYTHING.
If you don't like the app - DON'T USE THE APP!
Hey racist. stop whining about people complaining about racism. You don't like it? STOP BEING RACIST.

"Beat a white person" is on a different level as "how would you look asian" but if you truly believe it would be popular you should get on that before they shut it down.

Vienna, VA

#5 Jan 20, 2013
"make me asian" whatever
Human Revolution

Middletown, OH

#6 Jan 20, 2013
Why would brown people complain about this? This app is stereotyping East Asians.

Since: Jan 08

New York, NY

#7 Jan 20, 2013
Human Revolution wrote:
Why would brown people complain about this? This app is stereotyping East Asians.
To disrupt harmony.
Human Revolution

Middletown, OH

#8 Jan 20, 2013
mak from NYC wrote:
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To disrupt harmony.
So, brown people are complaining about something that doesn't concern them, to disrupt harmony? Are you high or just stupid?

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