Mortal Kombat 11 - I'd Stop Slavery Too

Mortal Kombat 11 is out, and it just keeps making racists, misogynists, and everyone else mad it seems. Personally, I don't play fighting games unless you're like Sony and classify the WWE games as fighting games, in which case, you got me. But, I might have to get this one just because of all the upset feelings it has caused. I could barely pull off fatalities before but I'm about to hit SonicFox levels with this one.

First there was the issue with Mortal Kombat toning down the the overt sexual nature of many of the women's costumes. Personally, I thought the backlash to this one was stupid. Last time around people complained the outfits were too sexualized as an attempt to sell more copies to horny nerds. These horny nerds were tired of the swelling of their small members being used to take advantage of their feeble wallets and wanted to put an end to it. But, those same nerds are mad now because their loins aren't swelling up the same now that they've gotten their wish and had the women with more coverage.

Then, there was the issue with the commercials. Mortal Kombat 11 has used the most popular genre of music in the world to advertise. That genre, hip hop. Don't you know the racists came out for this one. They were so mad. So the team behind the game doubled down with more hip hop for their next commercial. The argument here was that hip hop didn't fit the fighting game spirit or some other nonsense. But hey, hip hop had Def Jame Vendetta and Def Jam: Fight for New York. I don't see any other genres of music with fighting games. I'll wait.

Now, if you thought those issues were stupid, wait until you hear about this new one that popped up at launch. No, I'm not talking about the game being super grindy. I'm talking about Jax, the legacy character that has been around for a long time. If you're not familiar with Jax, he's a black man, and that's all you need to know. Well, if you play story mode with Jax, he gets his wish granted for winning the tournament in arcade mode. That's the basic idea. In this version there's a demon or something that controls time. That's when people got mad.

Jax's wish was to go back in time. The reason he chose to go back in time was to stop slavery from ever happening. One of the top posts for the subreddit for the game openly calls Jax a racist for doing so. Needless to say, thousands agree. Well, shit, if Jax is a racists, so am I. You see, I always hated the question of "If you could go back in time, when would you go," because I'm black. I don't know if you've noticed, things aren't so great for black people around the world. They were even worse, 50 years ago. The further we go back, the worse it gets. I never thought of going back, just far enough to stop the slave trade from starting.

What is with fighting game fans? You're really mad because someone wants to stop slavery from ever happening? Imagine what your sense of entitlement must look like. You're upset at the fictional premise of your ancestors never getting to own my ancestors. That's crazy, I hope you lose your job to a black man with metal arms.

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Mortal Kombat 11 - I'd Stop Slavery Too Mortal Kombat 11 - I'd Stop Slavery Too Reviewed by Blerds Online on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Rating: 5

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