With the release of a new, high profile video game comes the release of much anger on social media. Here are some of the angriest reactions to Mortal Kombat 11.
Some of the character design was under scrutiny with gamers alleging that the female characters had been deliberately uglified. One Twitter user was firmly under the impression that socialism was to blame…
Fuck the socialists pretending to be video game journalists in the West, fuck the third wave feminists in the West, and fuck the people that liked NetherRealm designs for their MK11 female characters too!!! They’re the reason we are getting shit female characters like these. pic.twitter.com/1rrHU0RiHr
— FightingSJWCensorship (@LuisRio88195715) April 18, 2019
Another felt that the costume choices betrayed a hypocritical message…
So MK11 says showing skin and revealing costumes isn’t how women would fight…. but a bunch of them are wearing high heels in the game…. HMMMMMMMMMM
— Upper Echelon Gaming (@UE_UpperEchelon) April 24, 2019
One consistent theme was anger that Sheeva, the muscle-clad, mohican-sporting, four-armed warrior from another realm, wasn’t sexy enough.
MK11 women designs are plain shit and awful. Is this suppose to be Sheeva?? What the FUCK happened here? She looks like Shrek. pic.twitter.com/nX4nDpw2o8
— JB (@JoeBelmondo) April 18, 2019
Though another player was keen to point out that video games are primarily for playing, rather than playing with yourself…
help help i can’t masturbate to videogames anymore!
— *sniff sniff* Come out now, ya nerds (@Dan33217701) April 18, 2019
Though that wasn’t enough for everyone…
Mortal Kombat has gone WOKE and i have regrettably added it to the list of game that i will NOT be jerking off to this year
— 9 V O L T (@9_volt_) April 21, 2019
An even more controversial talking point has been that of character Jax, whose ending sees him go back in time to undo slavery. One extremely angry individual labelled Jax the ‘Black Hitler’…
Black Hitler. He turns white ppl into slaves, murders billions over and over again…doesnt actually save other races from slavery…doesnt educate africa to never sell their own people to begin with. Sets up his own ethno state, like Hitler…much Wokeness. https://t.co/oD2P17LfmF
— InfiniteRetro (@thebaldrage) April 23, 2019
Another was furious that one of the most controversial game series in history was seemingly getting PC…
NetherRealm. What the hell did you do with Jax’s ending?
This is one of the most embarrassing things I’ve ever seen. You spent all that time in the 90’s learning to NOT bow down to moral panic… just to end up bowing to it in the cringiest move I’ve seen this year.
— Oliver Campbell (@oliverbcampbell) April 21, 2019
Not everyone was on team ‘Jax is a racist’ though…
Undoing slavery makes you racist? pic.twitter.com/OUdNIcoJYL
— Daydreamer (@LSanville) April 23, 2019
And others found the whole affair quite amusing…
— LowTierTetrisGod | Supposed to be a shitpost acct (@Tetris99Rage) April 21, 2019
Meanwhile Snoop Dogg wasn’t remotely bothered about any of it…
Snoop Dogg and 21 Savage playing Mortal Kombat 😂pic.twitter.com/XOeQK83r4O
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) 23 April 2019
Great stuff! We’ll see you again for the Leisure Suit Larry sequel in June.