“If Tina truly is problematic I’ll change her.”
Borderlands 2 lead writer Anthony Burch was bombarded with tweets today, as an argument broke out between him and a few people over whether or not the character Tiny Tina is racist.
After arguing for a while and trying to make his case, he asked people in a separate tweet if the character is indeed racist.
“Currently debating whether or not Tiny Tina is racist with some people,” he said. “This is the first I’ve heard of it, so tell me — is she?”
He then said that he would change her if she truly did seem racist to people. “The last thing I want to be is exclusionary or prejudiced, so if Tina truly is problematic I’ll change her,” he said.
“I’m just not convinced that a character using lingo like badonkadonk/crunk is inherently racist,” he added in another tweet. “If I’m wrong I would like to know why.”
What do you guys think? Do you think her character is racist? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.