Resident Evil 5 Controversy
The Resident Evil 5 controversy will not stop the game,from being released on Friday March 13, 2009.In Resident Evil 5 which takes place in Haiti,Caucasian men are seen killing black people that are zombie like.There was an out cry of racism but Resident Evil 5’s producer Jun Takeuchi said at the E3 ’08–Microsoft’s Press Briefing earlier today that all will go as planned.Your Black Writers,Tolu Olorunda wrote:
What I witnessed [in the RE5 trailer] was nerve-wrecking, painful, mind-numbing and heart-racing… It wasted no time in capitalizing upon the long history of blatant depictions of Africans as savages and helpless imbeciles. The trailer featured a Caucasian male mutilating African villages, along with Africans. With the not-so ancient history of colonialism and neo-colonialism in Africa, the issue of racial insensitivity and indifference must be brought to the centerfold…
The Video Game industry is one which has profited immensely from the casualty of black on black hostility. Notable products of its faculty include, “50 Cent: Bulletproof,” “Def Jam: Icon” and “Grand Theft Auto.” This $10 billion market owes the majority of its inspiration to the tragic decisions of young black and brown teenagers.A 2005 survey suggests that Blacks constitute 2% of the demographic makeup of Game Developers, with Latinos making 2.5%. How ironic is it, that this reality does very little to punctuate the disproportionate consumption of video game products by Black and Brown teenagers…
You can watch the trailer of Resident Evil 5 after the jump.