@Riot a cereal discussion about Diveristy and such. Please Read.
So I checked the forums today to see what the hub-bub was about the "cheating(?)" supposedly going down at the quarterfinals where i see the top thread is "@Riot serious discussion about gender..." DAFUQ? This again?
I wonder why a person pushing an agenda for more diversity for the female characters doesn't push for y'know, Diversity...like for everyone and stuff.
Yeah. That's right. Somebody done gone and pulled the gender card, so I'm gonna pull the race card (even though "Race" is an antiquated notion that there's more than one human race, "Ethnicity" is probably more appropriate but "Ethnicism" doesn't sound as cool I reckon).
Ryze is the closest thing to a (insert PC term for "black guy") on LoL.
Closest thing to a person of Latino heritage is Bandito Fiddlesticks.
All of the people from Ionia, that Oriental Fantasy place, don't seem that Asian to me. Faramir (excuse me Lee Sin) and Master Yi do speak in "Engrish" accents though, so I guess that counts. Akari's probably the most asian but only in the exotic orientalist fantasy type way.
There is no one of Central Asian (or Middle Eastern if you prefer) descent. There is Katarina's Sandstorm skin, but I'm sure the ethnic garb on a white skinned, red-headed, green-eyed woman probably rub some people the wrong way. Maybe Malzahar's Aladdin thing upsets some people. I don't know.
Volibear and Rengar are furries but they are not from Bandle City. Conspiracy? Maybe there's something racist going on thar. I dunno.
You get the picture. Diversity's a problem across the board (so is THE COLOR PURPLE in this game. More people should complain about that maybe....)
People ***** and moan about all sorts of stuff (like what I'm doing right now) but offer no real alternatives.
Sorry Riot, there's no winning:
You make, say Rengar the Tribal Hunter or whatever a black guy, people will flip their shizz and scream racism.
You make Fiora, someone ostensibly French, Indian or something, people will flip their shizz and scream you white-washed her.
How do you make Master Yi and Faramir (I mean Lee Sin) sound asian without resorting to Engrish? I dunno.
TLDR: If you're gonna fight for diversity, let's fight for everyone. Except yordles. They can suck eggs.
Edit: Oh and this must be my attempt to derail or obfuscate the larger issue of Female Diversity/Equality. Not like Female Diversity/Equality is a distraction from the much larger issue of... Diversity/Equality for Everybody Else.
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