Mykltron wrote:I was going to say that it was untrue to say we were locked in a 'war of words' as people seemed to be of the same opinion until ^those last two posts^. Geez guys, chill. If they re-released him in the UK under the name N***** the American whites would have a similar reaction and black people would probably react the same way as the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) and charity Scope did to Tiger Woods. If a British runner was quoted as saying he ran as well as a Jungle Bunny it would be the cultural equivalent of Tiger Woods using the word Spaz.
Please note, I am not racist or anti-black. If I've used non-correct terms it's through ignorance not contempt. I didn't use the N-word to address or describe anyone.
Jungle bunny? I have never seen that term used before.
I dunno, isn't the n-word just as offensive over there? Hasbro obviously dropped the ball in researching the name thoroughly, but I think the point is that they didn't know because the word isn't universally offensive. Who knows, maybe with the backlash they'll change the name. If they're even paying attention.
Point taken though. As you are offended by the figure's name, I am offended by the n-word.