Square Enix Respond To Racist Allegations Over Deus Ex

Posted By | On 01st, Sep. 2011 Under Industry News, News

If you’ve played Deus Ex: Human Revolution then you may have encountered Letitia and perhaps you found her characterisation a little… uncomfortable? Perhaps not? Time’s Evan Narcisse certainly did. Square Enix have responded to Narcisse’s accusations that Letitia’s ‘huggy bear’ characterisation “echoes decades of racist imagery about poor African-Americans” by stating:

“Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a fictional story which reflects the diversity of the world’s future population by featuring characters of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. While these characters are meant to portray people living in the year 2027, it has never been our intention to represent any particular ethnic group in a negative light.”

Read more: http://techland.time.com/2011/08/31/the-worst-thing-about-deus-ex-human-revolution/#ixzz1WkB0WRWq

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