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Business Insider writer criticizes Mario Maker for “white female hand”

ben-gilbertWe live in a world of “social justice warriors” whose only purpose in life seems to be to comb our world and look for the tiniest of things to complain about. Little things that can be blown out proportions, attract headlines, and make them feel good about themselves.

Business Insider — a news outfit known for their catchy headlines (to put it mildly) — writer Ben Gilbert can now probably join the ranks of those social justice warriors with his ridiculous and idiotic criticism of Super Mario Maker for the Wii U.

Nintendo invited Gilbert to New York City to try out the game, which Gilbert did, and wrote a a quick article about his experience. Did his write-up talk about the actual game? About its features? Did it include his gameplay experience? Nope.

Gilbert spent his article criticizing Nintendo for only including a white female hand as a player representative. Gilbert argued that “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)?”

He called the white hand a “bizarre, glaring flaw” — a phrase which has since been removed his his article.

What blatant racism from Nintendo! Of all the things wrong in the world, this is what Gilbert complains about? If Business Insider truly wants clickbait articles, there are better ways to do that than to criticize Nintendo for using a white female hand.

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