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He did phrase it like a simp, but the argument still is there.
Since they've already demonstrated they care little about consistent lore it wouldn't hurt them much to bring out a token obviously-chocolate champ, and it would win a number of customers that would otherwise (fallaciously) decry the game for being racist.
I personally want to see an afroed pastor boy in a fantasy variant of a bright white pinup suit that goes around faith healing, and cc removing supporting - as a Light Child counterpart to Annie's Dark Child. Also if his Tibbers equivalent is a Lion instead of a Bear it could even score some points with the C. S. Lewis fans.