: Well, it seems you are determined to demonize the other side, so I will likely bow out after this post, but I'll give a response one last shot... The point is that video games can be a place that reflect some of the flaws in real life. I don't think they SHOULD be an escape from reality. We DON'T all play these games to escape from reality. I think that's actually very dangerous. Especially in the deeper lore behind these characters, it should be a place, like any story, that challenges people to think about hard issues. For the characters to feel real, they need to be rooted in realistic problems. For the world to feel real, it needs a certain amount of conflict; that can include racism. I'm not expecting it to teach anyone anything by itself. It can easily be a larger part of the conversation though. I think these sorts of conflicts are EXACTLY the reason things like Harry Potter became so popular. That story is dark AF. Literally, the main character's parents are dead in the first chapter, and we devolve into "muggle" issues almost immediately. These are things that can make kids think. It STARTS the conversation; it certainly doesn't end it. Sesame Street doesn't either. If you can't handle that level of reality in League, the problem isn't League. It's you. Find a new game that is shallow so you can do your escapism. The rest of us (and I think I speak for many based on the number of downvotes you've accrued) don't want our game watered down because of you. You participate in this product voluntarily, and if you don't like the product, you're welcome to leave.
Harry Potter didn't become popular because of conflict. You are going to use Harry Potter? Let me explain something to you about Harry Potter: It was shoved down the throats of the masses because the publisher in the US, Scholastic Press, needed a big hit, and thats the closest thing they had. They were easy to read for/to children, had a theme that kids would attach too, and Scholastic was floundering as a company due to lack of sales. If Scholastic had not made a deal with Bloomsbury publishing in the UK, then it would very well, along the 80% margin, that Harry Potter would NEVER have been such a huge success, but it was, and its damn not sure for the writing, because its evident to anyone that reads on a regular basis, that J.K.Rowling found herself trapped without much thought after the 4th book, and just kept typing without any of it meaning much. All of book 6 is a waste of paper and time. and again, here you are riding the fence, because you are defending a fantasy world for its inclusion of real world topics. I hate to break it to you, but EVERYONE plays games to escape. Thats the purpose of the games. LoL does not have a "import yourself into the game" option. You play a character, use their abilities, to do what you can to assist your team and win. You don't get to import a photo of yourself into the game from your instagram. You don't get to play you. You play someone else. And low and behold, thats pretty much ANY GAME ON THE PLANET. You aren't ACTUALLY Batman in the Arkham series, you arent REALLY flinging spells and fighting giant monsters with swords in the FF series, and you damn sure aren't running around with a giant sword to heavy to physically lift, and hoping you can spin to win at life. Its a Fantasy Game. There is no need for "realistic issues", like race, to be in this game. It doesn't even have to exist in their world setting at all. Think about that. now, before you use something like Harry Potter to make a point again, you might want to do some REAL research into it.
: Respectfully, you are flat wrong about grave's cigar. Riot told us why they removed it, and it's other countries' laws. There are many ways to argue a reason to remove the cigar, but we know what Riot's reason was. That isn't speculation. Your hypothetical situation doesn't change my opinion. Kids do things that are stupid all the time; that's how they eventually learn what it means to be a grown-up. In that situation, both kids should have it explained to them, and hopefully the parents are smart and caring enough to help them deal with that situation in a mature fashion. Even if they don't, it will be learning experience. You don't get rid of racism by hiding it under a rug. Let me tell you a story from my high school that isn't theoretical at all. We had a morning meeting every day, and any student was allowed to make announcements. There were roughly 5 or 6 black kids at my private school of ~400. One day, one of the black kids had a birthday, and it was common for other students to make birthday announcements. A couple of his teammates on the football team gave him fried chicked, watermelon, and a 2-liter orange soda in front of the entire school, as a birthday present. I honestly didn't get what the problem was with that until I went to "comparative religion" later, a class taught by a very caring, conscientious lesbian teacher. I figured that they did it because he loved fried chicken and orange soda. I didn't even realize that a race joke was made in front of me until someone explained it to me. What they did was terrible, and it should have made me indignant immediately. But, as a sophomore in high school that grew up in a very white school with very white parents, I just didn't know any better. Until that moment, I thought racism was a myth. I thought it was an excuse people with different colored skin could use to explain why they weren't as successful as other people. It was a terrible thing to think, but I didn't know that. No one showed me that racism was real in the USA until that day. I see where you're going. I think you're going exactly where my parents went; let's not explain to our kids how terrible the world is until we think they are old enough to get it. Le's not let reality influence the imaginary world where we tell stories. If we pretend hard enough that a world without racism exists, then it will. Except that isn't true. Hiding it just lets people think that racism doesn't exist, like I did in my ignorant youth. I have no problem with letting kids see something gritty occasionally; that's how they grow up. And growing up sucks for everyone. That's part of the deal. Again, I respect your opinion, and I think the discourse is valuable even if we never see eye to eye. But I want my kids (which are very theoretical right now; my wife and I are both in grad school and can't handle that responsibility yet :P) to know about that stuff. I don't want my kid to be the one laughing along when someone gives a black kid a watermelon for his birthday. If my kids ask me about what a race-traitor is, I'll have to explain it to them, I guess. If League of Legends is the environment that makes that happen, honestly, I think that's great. Because that means my kid asked me about the video game characters instead of telling a minority kid at school that racism isn't real. It very much is, and Riot's world reflects that.
> [{quoted}](name=KempyreanPirate,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=wAzqfTdK,comment-id=000700000000,timestamp=2017-04-09T14:38:56.419+0000) > > Respectfully, you are flat wrong about grave's cigar. Riot told us why they removed it, and it's other countries' laws. There are many ways to argue a reason to remove the cigar, but we know what Riot's reason was. That isn't speculation. because No company has ever lied about anything, ever.....right. While you're in Grad School, let me give you a lesson on fiction/fantasy affecting the real Maybe you don't remember, but there was a character years ago called Joe Camel. He was a cartoon anthromorphic camel that was used in advertising for Camel Cigarettes, and is very possibly one of the most memorable advertising characters of all time. The image got so popular, in fact, that his "friends" actually were introduced, and even formed a band "The Hard Pack" Whats even more amusing is that The Hard Pack actually broke into the Billboard Top 100 for a brief moment, and is actually only 1 of 4 cartoon bands to do so: Alvin and the Chipmunks, Josie and the Pussycats, The Gorillaz, and the mentioned Hard Pack. thats 4 fictional/fantasy cartoon bands....strongly influencing real world life. Alvin and the Chipmunks alone have..i think it's 5 movies: two cartoon features, and then 3 live action. It might be 6 by now. Joe Camel and the entire campaign became a huge controversy because using a cartoon image to advertise smoking was said to appeal to underage audiences. Maybe. I don't know, I wasn't in that board meeting, but as someone with a Masters in Marketing, I can't say that it isn't close to nail on the head: appeal to your current audience, and build your future customer base. I think I can safely say that, having grown up in the Joe Camel era, and being a pack a day smoker till my late 20's, and did it largely because i thought it was cool, thats a fictional character with real life influence. There was an individual that, dressed at the Joker from Dark Knight, that walked into a Movie theater in Colorado and shot a bunch of people, Claiming that he was the Joker. Fictional character, real life influence. There are numerous crimes in the 90's and early 2000's where influence from fictional characters can be attributed to contributing to the crime. The movie "Public Enemies" and its influence in the Columbine Shooting is possibly the most notable. I won't touch the numerous influence that myths and religions have had on people, but again, Fictional Characters, real life influence. I don't know what you are going for school for, but if it has to deal with Psychology at any point, it might be an interesting paper. You never know. Kinda wish i thought of it for when i graduated. Dammit. That aside, While i understand your point with the story, I find the huge flaw in that you are hoping a video game or some other outlet, teaches your theorectical children about issues like racism. You ever see the movie Cable Guy? Jim Carey and Matthew Broderick, with a special appearance by Jack Black. In the end scene, Jim Carey's character takes a dive off the top of a huge broadcasting dish, crashing into it, which kills the cable signal. When asked why, the line he says is "Someone had to kill the baby sitter." YOU should be the one to teach your children about issues, not a game or a tv show. We play these games to ESCAPE from reality, thats why they are fantasy settings. You really want to have to be called by a teacher and told your child(ren) used a racial term in school, or did something to another child because they learned it in a game? You want a tv show to address issues? Sesame street recently released a character with Downs syndrome. There you go. As for a game addressing issues, I wouldn't trust a single game ever to teach a child of mine that. Its funny that people are defending the character, because she is fantasy, but then there are people that are defending the game for trying to be more attune to real-life. So i guess if the next champion they release is a Rapist, thats ok, because they are trying to be more attune to real-life, but the character is a fantasy character? How much farther down the rabbit hole are you willing to do, Alice, before you can't leave Wonderland?
: Maven, the line must be drawn at traitor... It is unforgivable. http://www.hln.be/static/nmc/red/juxtapose/sw3.gif
: First of all SJW, this does not break any laws since it is an interaction between multiple FICTIONAL Characters. (Which if it was illegal, many Books and movies which explore Racial issues would be barred and unavailable) Second of all this provides rich commentary on race issues and how working or being with people who aren't of your race can be and are seen as betrayals towards ones own race and group of people. This provides a look into their world where Vastayans working with Ionians and other humans can be seen as a betrayal towards the cause which the Vastayans are working towards. Not to mention that it creates depth in Xayah's character and the story as a whole. This interaction which you are pointing out is one which pretains to any Vastayan working with the enemy team regardless of what races are on that team. Xayah feels as tho if you aren't with her on the Fields of Justice fighting for her (and her cause; though that isn't really what you are fighting for in League) you are betraying her and Vastyans as a whole. I hope that opens your eyes a little and makes you see that Riot not only wants to create Depth in their characters but also wants to talk about issues plaguing the world right now. I would also like to mention that ABSOLUTELY no other Lore has been released yet and Character Background on Xayah and Rakan are not available and Short stories pertaining to Mau'ri (sp), Rengar's people and Ahri are also not going to be out till later; so any depth isn't available and you should calm down since it is a FICTIONAL WORLD and you worried about a single interaction played 25% of all Vastyan kills. {{summoner:14}}
> [{quoted}](name=WiccanBKaplan,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=wAzqfTdK,comment-id=000800000000,timestamp=2017-04-09T06:00:06.386+0000) > > First of all SJW, this does not break any laws since it is an interaction between multiple FICTIONAL Characters. (Which if it was illegal, many Books and movies which explore Racial issues would be barred and unavailable) Second of all this provides rich commentary on race issues and how working or being with people who aren't of your race can be and are seen as betrayals towards ones own race and group of people. This provides a look into their world where Vastayans working with Ionians and other humans can be seen as a betrayal towards the cause which the Vastayans are working towards. Not to mention that it creates depth in Xayah's character and the story as a whole. > > This interaction which you are pointing out is one which pretains to any Vastayan working with the enemy team regardless of what races are on that team. Xayah feels as tho if you aren't with her on the Fields of Justice fighting for her (and her cause; though that isn't really what you are fighting for in League) you are betraying her and Vastyans as a whole. > > I hope that opens your eyes a little and makes you see that Riot not only wants to create Depth in their characters but also wants to talk about issues plaguing the world right now. I would also like to mention that ABSOLUTELY no other Lore has been released yet and Character Background on Xayah and Rakan are not available and Short stories pertaining to Mau'ri (sp), Rengar's people and Ahri are also not going to be out till later; so any depth isn't available and you should calm down since it is a FICTIONAL WORLD and you worried about a single interaction played 25% of all Vastyan kills. {{summoner:14}} to quote the Racial Hatred Act of Australia, which was redefined in October of 1995. "What sort of behaviour is unlawful? 'Racial hatred' is an umbrella term used to describe a range of behaviours from abuse or harassment based on race, to racially biased reporting and the use of offensive stereotypes in the media. Abuse can be verbal or written. Some examples of unlawful behaviour might include: writing racist graffiti in a public place making racist speeches at a public rally placing racist posters or stickers in a public place racist abuse in a public place making offensive racist comments in a publication. What are the exemptions? The law protects free speech by providing a number of exemptions which allow some actions if they are done 'reasonably and in good faith'. These terms are not defined in the Act, but some assistance can be found in other areas of the law, such as that of defamation and contempt. The exemptions cover: an artistic work or performance - for example, a play in which racist attitudes are expressed by a character a publication, discussion or debate on a matter of public interest - for example, discussing and debating public policy such as immigration, Aboriginal land rights, or affirmative action for disadvantaged groups a fair and accurate report on a matter of public interest - for example, an accurate media report of an act of racial incitement or racially offensive conduct a fair comment on any event or matter of public interest if the comment is an expression of a person's genuine belief - for example, a statement of opinion that an employment program aimed at a specific ethnic group be removed, in light of new research that indicates that the group is not disadvantaged in this area." It falls under the "making offensive racist comments in a publication" (which covers anything on the Internet btw) and Riot is NOT protected by any of the excemptions. As Riot is a company with international holdings, they are liable and fall under accordance with this law, which they are breaking with this phrase. Also, in the US, Section 230 of the Communications Decency act only covers USER GENERATED CONTENT, not specific company generated conten, which this falls under, holding Riot still accountable by US law. and btw, the law does not designate between fictional or non-fictional in terms of hate speech.
: > [{quoted}](name=kitcat300,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=wAzqfTdK,comment-id=000c,timestamp=2017-04-09T00:57:23.270+0000) > > That's not racism. Ahri is a Vastya like she is. In fact in that same portion of the video, you can she that she actually does not enjoy killing her own kind. > > Her attitude toward humans are, but it doesn't sound like a sense of superiority, at least not entirely. It sounds like her own hatred might stem from a traumatic event caused by them to her people. I mean, based on what Xayah said and Ahri's desire to be human, Ahri could be that random Asian or black kid that wishes they were white. In which case Xayah sees her as a lost cause which goes against her since of pride and overall Vastayan superiority. Why would you want to be like *them*
> [{quoted}](name=Valaran Nara,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=wAzqfTdK,comment-id=000c0000,timestamp=2017-04-09T01:05:27.383+0000) > > I mean, based on what Xayah said and Ahri's desire to be human, Ahri could be that random Asian or black kid that wishes they were white. > > In which case Xayah sees her as a lost cause which goes against her since of pride and overall Vastayan superiority. Why would you want to be like *them* she uses the term in interactions with any Vastayan character
: > {{champion:240}} : Holy sh*t, where are we? **OP: **Perfectly cool. > Xayah: Mu-Takl **OP:** _triggered_
kleds interactions are not racially charged, but i did state i dont agree with his southern steroetype character, but thats the flaw of trying to go old n cranky with pride for a character concept.
: > [{quoted}](name=kitcat300,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=wAzqfTdK,comment-id=000c00000001,timestamp=2017-04-09T01:17:26.515+0000) > > Well OP called it racism, but that's when you hate someone of a _different_ race. > > I get that what you described is what is happening here, but I don't know the word for it. (if there is one) Racism. I mean, it's possible to hate your own (Uncle Rukkus from the Boondocks), but she's more of a supremacist, so her being racist to the extreme would lead her to call out anyone who isn't as "pro-Vastayan" as she is.
the term is race traitor, which is specifically used by people of a race to shame and insult those of the same race, for personal choices. its racially charged and termed towards hate. racism. again, as i said before, they could have said the translation was simply "traitor" and it would have fit the character. this was not a nessecary choice they needed to make. > [{quoted}](name=Valaran Nara,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=wAzqfTdK,comment-id=000c000000010000,timestamp=2017-04-09T01:31:56.391+0000) > > Racism. I mean, it's possible to hate your own (Uncle Rukkus from the Boondocks), but she's more of a supremacist, so her being racist to the extreme would lead her to call out anyone who isn't as "pro-Vastayan" as she is. which she is doing the the racially derogatory term.
: I doubt high school kids are even interested to know wtf is a "Mu-Takl". And as a 21 years old, even I don't know wtf it means at all. You're just unnecessarily taking it way too seriously.
high school kids dont know alot of things, doesnt mean it should be let to pass. Ignorance is not an excuse
: I'm sorry bro, but it's likely going to stay.
i dont think it can. violates multiple strict laws in several countries, including Aus
: It's a video game dude...with made up races and made up people...censorship is fine and all but I mean cmon dude that's just the silliest thing I've heard all day
that has real world influence. how many people following the tournaments?
UomoAfide (EUW)
: So you're saying the portrayal of racism in a phantasy context is to be considered immoral or outright illegal?
i'm saying that its wrong, and in several countries across the globe, racism in media IS illegal.
: > [{quoted}](name=kitcat300,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=wAzqfTdK,comment-id=000c,timestamp=2017-04-09T00:57:23.270+0000) > > That's not racism. Ahri is a Vastya like she is. In fact in that same portion of the video, you can she that she actually does not enjoy killing her own kind. > > Her attitude toward humans are, but it doesn't sound like a sense of superiority, at least not entirely. It sounds like her own hatred might stem from a traumatic event caused by them to her people. I mean, based on what Xayah said and Ahri's desire to be human, Ahri could be that random Asian or black kid that wishes they were white. In which case Xayah sees her as a lost cause which goes against her since of pride and overall Vastayan superiority. Why would you want to be like *them*
if you watch the video, specifically the moments i pointed out, you will see that it states one of the interactions where she uses that is upon killing ANY Vastayan champion, not specifically Ahri. So that includes Nami, Rengar, etc.
: As a black guy who only ever cared for one girl (who is black) during all of highschool and is constantly made fun of for: 1.) Talking like a white boy 2.) Being an oreo (black outside, white inside) and 3.) Likes them white girls (which I probably started preferring them only after constantly being ousted by anyone I took interest in) I understand where you're coming from. It doesn't feel good in the slightest being ostracized by a group of people that others outside of hte group would classify you in. To most people, I'm black. To blacks, I'm "white". The thing is, I think, for her story, and what path she's taking in life, it makes sense for her to call another Vastayan a Mu-takl. After all, if you think about it, she's an extremist. Extremists have a tendency to showcase the worse qualities of the group they're trying to represent or dedicate their acts to. While she may be fighting for the cause and trying to free her people from whatever bindings they may be facing, she's only proving the majority (humans) right when it comes to her kind: they are dangerous and need to be put away. While it may come as a touchy subject that can be paralleled with real life issues, we should be glad that it has appeared if for no other reason than the fact that it says the floor for discussion. Is she going too far? Is she justified in the actions she is taking? Couldn't there possibly be a better and "less violent" way of doing things? Afterall, since it is story driven, I'm sure she isn't racist without cause. Racism is learned, so we'll see in lore how she learned to be anti-human and pro-Vastayan supremacist. Cause honestly, that's where I see her going right now.
she isn't racist without cause, but there are no lines of racial terms used against Non-Vastayan champions, so while it might be in her personality, its not in her interaction programming. Mu-Takl could have easily JUST ment "Traitor", as in a traitor to the Vastayan cause of freedom for their people. But it does not, and thats where Riot crossed the line. And even with her theorectically not racist without cause, that doesn't make it ok. as far as i can tell by the lore they have put out on Vastayans as a whole: http://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/vastaya-field-journal/ they have made little to no indication on Vastayans being racist, but rather much more accepting of humans.
: Good thing Xayah doesn't exist in any country across the globe
but the games influence does, hence why it is the most popular Esport. Riot has responsibilities
UomoAfide (EUW)
: I'm sorry, but i fail to see how Xayah's phrase relates with your situation at all
because i've had a couple gf's in the past that have been called race traitors in public, by people of their own race. Its a very polarizing conversation to have with your significant other about the way race effects your relationship in the eyes of others. The phrase is not ok for them to use. It was not ok to put in the game. Its actually illegal for them to use, as it violates several media laws across the globe.
: Social justice is cancer
Maybe, but this actually does break laws in several countries across the globe.
: Ok first, grave's cigar wasn't an image problem. They removed it because of laws of video game characters smoking in other countries. It was strictly a problem with other countries' laws. So you show me where using a made-up word for a "race traitor" is against the law somewhere and I can get on board with that one. As for the rest of it: Riot is trying to create a realistic world here. They want it to be believable. Stories without conflict are boring, and introducing racial tension through animal-people is a pretty innocuous way to do it. You are entitled to your opinion, of course. If you've had traumatic experiences with this sort of language in the past, I can understand where you're coming from on this issue. On the other side of the coin, though, I think having these kinds of difficult issues and flawed characters in the game helps people process racism in virtual environment, where no real minorities are getting hurt. It isn't intended to be funny. It's intended to be serious, though I wouldn't say it's intended to be offensive. If we're going to get through issues like racism in society, we have to be willing to have hard conversations about them. And I think putting this kind of stuff in our media is a great catalyst for that. I don't expect to change your mind, of course. Mostly, I thought a serious response might help you understand why Riot might decide to include something like that in the game. Your post doesn't give the indication that you've considered that someone has thought through the real-life analogue, realized that in real life it's offensive, and yet decided to keep this in the game. I mostly wanted to offer a respectful counter-point, and I hope I've done that.
It could be argued that graves cigar was taken for image issues. Blizzard Entertainment and several other companies distribute to those same countries, and they have multiple characters that smoke, in games that were released post-graves cigar death. Definitely not saying you are wrong, but I'm saying that the argument could be made for that. Allow me a theoretical, if you will: 10 year old kid plays league of legends. Gets really into Xayah...loves her look, her abilities...thats his/her favorite champion. kid even looks into the whole backstory (which i have, and it doesn't really even come across as either character being racist, or having hate against their own kind). Kid uses the phrase "Mu-Takl" in school in a situation against a child of same skin color playing with a child of a different skin color (yes, I know the chances of this are 1-in-10000, but bear with me please). Child he/she says that too looks that up, and finds out what it means. Think of how that child feels after that, or how parents will feel when they have to explain to their child what a "Race Traitor" is? Yes, its a made up word in a fantasy setting, but that stuff influences people, especially impressionable people. Its also the act of it all. If the phrase was translated, by riot, to JUST mean traitor, then I wouldn't even be posting, but it goes severely and much further then that. It is a phrase that does not activate unless there is interaction with other of their race, as i stated before. Do you see where I am going? Riot knows their target audience, they know how much its influenced. Also, there are multiple countries around the globe that have laws in place in the last few years that prohibit the use of racially negative quotes and terms from all forms of media, like Bolivia and Austrailia. There is quite a bit of legal ground to stand on against this.
: I'm sorry, but I don't find "Mu-Takl" to be worthy of being erased from the game. Xayah is shown to be a rather inflammatory, "rebellious" girl - it's just in her personality. I understand that it is a racist remark and it may draw some parallels to the real world, but, ultimately, it's fictional. No one sees Xayah as a role model, as she clearly isn't meant to be - she's pretty much just an edgy teenager in character. I very much doubt people will actually take influence from her. And I _strongly_ doubt that Riot made those lines to fulfill some sort of personal agenda to ostracize members of a race for being "different" from the rest. There are similarities in the argument about Graves' cigar: removing his cigar was stupid because Riot clearly didn't intend on him inspiring people to smoke. Realistically, no one should or would take him as someone to look up to, regardless if he's "cool" or not. Except Riot made the decision to remove the cigar when there really was no need to. Just look at some of the other characters in Riot's roster. Kled is the racist Southern character (the many comments about Noxian champions not being true Noxians). Ekko is the hoodlum black kid ("You're in the wrong neighborhood," "Aww, who called the cops!"). Both are based on potentially offensive stereotypes, yet you don't see people complain about that. So why is it that you made a forum post asking Riot to remove Xayah's quote, when you could have more of a point on Ekko or Kled being racist?
Ekko could easily be arabic, Samoan, latino, etc. Kled i don't agree with either, as he holds a horrible southern stereotype, but there is a differnce. I don't agree with the character, but Noxians aren't a race specifically either. Also, the phrase ONLY activates when they interact with other members of their race, like Ahri, Rengar, Nami, etc. Its not just "traitor". Its" Race Traitor". Thats where the difference is. Riot could easily made it to be "Traitor", but instead they made it a much severely offensive term of "race traitor". This is race shaming, and thats NOT ok in any sense. There are plenty of ways to make her "rebellious" without her making use of that phrase, and i believe Rakan uses it too, though I would have to double check.
: >We live in a world where we are trying to succeed and push the ideal of racial equality, speak for yourself, i will never live peacefully with mages
: There are far more quotes in league that could be seen as far more "Racist" and a word meaning traitor is where you draw the line? https://i.imgur.com/UXbTMTt.jpg?noredirect
its the context and the particular interaction in which she uses it in. Its only activated upon killing/interacting with another Vastaya, and the term "race traitor" is pretty deep. If it was just "traitor", then i wouldn't even raise alarm, but riot has stepped out of bounds with the term being "Race Traitor".
: You do know characters having negative traits is what makes them characters right? A bunch are driven by obsession with questionable ideologies, quite a few are murderers and thieves, and a pretty fair chunk are just straight up insane. And Xayah is not the first champ with race issues.
I don't remember a line of interaction where a members of the same race in the game go so far as this. She isn't just insulting other members of different races. The line is only activated upon killing/interacting with another of her race, and its more then just one line. She uses it several times. Characters with questionable traits is one thing, but active racist remarks are another completely.
: How about you grow some actual thick skin.
As someone that has had to deal with racism in the past, being part of an inter-racial relationship, this is not ok in any sense.
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