Friday, October 6, 2017

Headline of the Month

This is from AV Club so it's definitely self-aware in terms of this headline:

Nazi-killing video game adopts controversial anti-Nazi marketing stance

Hahaha controversial? Anti-nazi stance? What a wacky world we live in today.

There are, of course, a small number of consumers actively pissed that the Nazi-killing video game included language about killing Nazis, claiming it’s unfair for the developers to take a swipe at the political faction they’re constantly claiming not to be. (The internet is having its usual fun at their expense.)

You don't say.

This is the tweet the article is referring to:

As the article points out, it's fucking weird that this is a political stance. Big game studios are so afraid of seeming at all political, but in our hell timeline, the formerly 100% safe stance of "nazis bad" is now "controversial." Because alt-right snowflakes feel attacked by it even though they're definitely not nazis. Definitely.

But also making America nazi-free (not that it has been since nazis became a thing) again is not the same as making America great. And hating nazis is strictly a "SJW" thing.

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