Brazil: People Losing Their Minds Over Slavery Simulator Game

As an expert on both slavery and video games, I can say that the best way for people to truly understand the joys of slavery is to play this game.

Why are these people trying to shut it down?

The Guardian:

Brazilians have reacted with horror to the news that a mobile phone game in which players were able to buy and sell enslaved people was until recently available to download on Google Play.

Dubbed the “Slavery Simulator” (Simulador de Escravidão), the disturbing game also allowed players to inflict different forms of torture on black characters.

The game, which had no age classification, had reportedly been available since 20 April this year and had been downloaded more than one thousand times. Users reviewed the game positively, with one describing it as “excellent to pass the time but lacking more torture options”.

The game was removed from the Google Play store on Wednesday but remained available to those who had already downloaded it, the newspaper Folha de S Paulo reported.

The existence of a game making light of slavery was met with outrage and disgust by Brazilians, who denounced it as racist and called on the developer Magnus Games and Google to be held to account.

I don’t believe normal people care about a joke video game, actually.

I actually, in fact, do not even believe that remotely, or a tad bit.

I do not accept that the few negative reviews you Jews found represent “Brazilians” as a group, who I believe, completely, have bigger concerns in their lives than a troll video game on Android phones.

“Blatant racism!! […] The image illustrating the game has a white man surrounded by black men. It is absurdly violent. Google and the developer must answer for this crime of hatred and racism,” tweeted Renata Souza, a black activist and politician from Rio de Janeiro.

“Racism is not entertainment, it’s a crime!” denounced Quilombo Periférico, a collective mandate of black city councillors in São Paulo.

Racism is an enduring problem in Brazil, which is still coming to terms with the legacy of slavery. The country imported the highest number of enslaved Africans in the Americas – an estimated 4 million – and was also the last in the region to abolish slavery, in 1888.

“At any time your black child could come across a game in which they are reduced to enslavement, and if your child is white, they will be taught through recreational racism to become an enslaver in real life,” said Bruno Cândido, a black lawyer who teaches anti-discriminatory law.

Yes, yes.

The video game will cause whites to begin enslaving blacks once more.