Beenox recently updated Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, changing some of the names of the skins for Tawna following complaints from ResetEra about the skin names being racist.
Only July 13th, 2019, Sankaku Complex reported that Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled was updated on July 12th, 2019 and in the update they noticed that Tawna’s skin “Watermelon Tawna”, which featured her being slightly darker and with brunette hair instead of blonde hair, being renamed to “Summertime Tawna”. They also noted that “White Tawna” was renamed to “White Tiger Tawna”, along with two other skins. Zem’s skin name was also changed from “Black Zem” to “Solar Flare Zem”.
This update came after complaints flooded the ResetEra forums back on July 6th, 2019, where the users complained about Tawna’s skin names being “racist”.
Sankaku Complex captured some of the comments from the forum goers who waxed criticism at Beenox for the appellation choice.
The thread continues on for another 11 pages, leading up to the recent update where the skin names were changed.
Even though Beenox never said why they changed the name, most people assumed it was because of the whining and crying emanating from ResetEra.
Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled’s ‘racially insensitive’ Watermelon Tawna skin renamed The Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled “racially insensitive” skin has been renamed after some outcry. It now reads as “Summertime Tawna.” https://t.co/izptukiia5 pic.twitter.com/AFHpO2sGvK
— N4G (@N4G) July 13, 2019
It’s all a pointless exercise in maintaining the outrage to keep the politically correct dial pointed ever-so-much to the Left.
Anyone who actually values gaming would just drop these games altogether and only support indie devs who don’t accommodate the degenerate demographics that involve Liberals and Communists.
Either which way, I’m glad I didn’t buy Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled and I certainly won’t be purchasing it now.
(Thanks for the news tip VenturousGamer)