The latest Super Mario Bros game from Nintendo is an interesting take on classic versions of the company’s flagship series. Super Mario Maker allows users to construct their own version of the game, using scenes and worlds from several of the editions of the game. You literally draw the game out, and it features a somewhat creepy hand on the screen that mimics your hand movements.
But wait a minute. What do you notice about the hand that’s used in the game? Well, to the ordinary, rational person, nothing. But to the modern day Social Justice Wackjob, it’s an oppressive racist *WHITE* hand.
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What if I were, say, a 10-year-old black girl? Or a 30-year-old Japanese man? Or literally anything other than an adult white woman (which the hand appears to belong to)?
Given the mainstream appeal of the mustachioed hero and his ongoing battle against Bowser, you’d think Nintendo – a company that’s repeatedly shown willingness to be inclusive – would have thought of this.