Nintendo Accused Of Cultural Appropriation With Odyssey

The latest Super Mario game is being accused of culturally appropriating the Mexican culture, according to a number of users on social media.

Nintendo Accused Of Cultural Appropriation With Mario Odyssey
Nintendo is being called out for culturally appropriating Mexican culture with Mario's newest iteration for the Switch, titled Super Mario Odyssey.

People on social media are specially calling out Mario's Mexican outfit, depicted below, in which the iconic character wears a sombrero and a poncho.

Mario's Mexican outfit in Super Mario Odyssey
Examples of users calling out Nintendo can be found below:

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What do you think of Mario's outfit? Is it really the product of cultural appropriation? Let us know in the comments below.

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Iplay1up2
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Iplay1up2

Please, put your big boy pants on people! It’s cute and not meant to be racist. There are a few very gay characters in Zelda who are flamboyant as heck. As a gray man should I be outraged by the much more exaggerated representation of gay men?????

Anonymous
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Anonymous

As a Mexican i’m not offended, white lady’s that are offended for my you can go an suck my big hairy Mexican balls

Anonymous
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Anonymous

All of a sudden this is racist? He had been protesting Italian-americans as uneducated, stupid, blue collar workers, and the ethnic slur goomba has always been in the game. But now its racist. Let that sink in.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

People need to get a damn life. It’s a video game!!!! Anything for people to pull the race card. This is 2017, not 1950 idiots!!

 

Milotheshepard
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Milotheshepard

Omfg! Get over it, it isn’t racist! SMO is just showing culture. It is making a statement. If you feel it is racist, dont play it. What’s next? Black carp is rasist? Asian carp? Redskins? Omfg get over it!

V3rmit
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V3rmit

Everybody’s trolling, nobody thinks Mario could be racist in a million years.

Trumpfan2016
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Trumpfan2016

I love how he is in front of a wall too lol!

LatinArtist
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LatinArtist

Mario or Nintendo are not racist

maggot
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maggot

source from tumblr

 

i think i seen enough

Derek Rumpler
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Derek Rumpler

Do people even know the meaning of the word “racist” anymore?     If I am in Mexico and I go to a clothing shop, I can expect them to sell clothing related to that culture. If I live in another culture, even if I am white, I can expect to even buy and wear clothes native to the culture I am in.     This is a Mexico-themed level. So the shop will sell Mexico-themed clothing.     Now if you dress up as a Mexican for Halloween then that is a different matter since you are turning the… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Shut up.

Page
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Page

Excelent out fit. Its a mario game dont cangw the normal mario ways cause the new generation is more emotion then the old!

iCabrales
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iCabrales

Guess the author of this didn’t do proper research before posting this… why don’t you use tweets from actual Mexicans? Also as many said it already, the reference to a certain game. And last thing, that is not a poncho, it’s a Sarape, do your research and name things properly before uploading anything.

Gato Brujo
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Gato Brujo

oh look: a bunch of white, middle-class american liberals being offended on behalf of other culture, so they can feel morally superior and get a few likes on social media…why am i not surprised?

Milotheshepard
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Milotheshepard

Ikr!? It gets worse as the years pass. Asian carp is a rasist name! It is not rasist, it just comes from Asia…

Raul
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Raul

Mexican Speaking…

 

 

Arriba Super Mario Odyssey, tiene todo mi permiso de ser el mejor juego jamas creado muchas gracias. No tienen idea de como me encanta ese Mario tan bonito :D. Muchos pueden pensar lo que quieran pero no hay Mexicano al que no le guste este Mario.

 

 

Do you EVEN remember how mexicans loved Spidey Gonzales?!!!!

Member

Please view 53 seconds into this Qix video for the original Gameboy. Look familiar? What do you think is being referenced in Odyssey?

 

 

Please people. Calm down and move on.

Member

There are other “stereo types” in this game too. Where was the uproar when this launched?

dgnfly
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dgnfly

People whining about this kinda bullshit need to get shot in the back of the head cause their stupidity is like a disease nowadays.

Lero
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Lero

No, it’s not cultural appropriation. Mario is just wearing a sombrero and a poncho, and that’s all. He’s not telling everyone Mexicans wear and act that way, neither he is being racist. Stop exagerating things, please.

_blocky47
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_blocky47

Not your guys’ fault that you didn’t notice that it was actually a reference to a game called Qix. Do your research before you post, kids!

 

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You have gotta be kidding.

 

Where I work is the cultural norm to abuse each other verbally from the moment you walk in ur shift.

 

Grow a bitta skin eh?

 

Get over it.

e
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e

Stupid asses,,,

 

 

saying this game is racist.

SmileMan64
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SmileMan64

I’m Mexican. I like Mexican Mario.

 

 

Stop deciding for us what should offend us, idiots.

Hyruledad
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Hyruledad

Seriosly? I’m a Mexican born Mexican and in no way does this offend me! It’s funny and I’m so looking forward to this. Problem is people just find the stupidest things to complain about.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Most people have nothing that’s of real value going on in their lives. So they go online finding something worthy to troll about.

Luis Cano
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As a Mexican, I can confirm this 100%

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Exactly! Well said

Toolbox
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Toolbox

I would say Mario himself is a racist Italian stereotype so he’s extra racist now. I will get on Twitter and be a tool about it so I can fit in. Or how about i ignore actual problems in the world and bitch about super Mario’s costumes. I’m cool cause I tweeted.

Dfresh
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Dfresh

Such a joke. Stop complaining. Poor you!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

People are such little bitches about that… what happened to this world.. seriously.

YOUDIEMOFO
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YOUDIEMOFO

People are dumb…..

Quee dave
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Quee dave

There will always be a handful of idiots on Twitter outraged over something. Not really worth a story.

a random guy
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a random guy

Is this a joke???

Sean Rehbein
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Culture is meant to be shared and enjoyed. There is no reason why cultural traditions should be segregated to their original ethnic group. Mario is not shown mocking Mexican culture, but celebrating it. Also I want am amiibo of those sugar skull guys.

Member

These people are just creating drama for the point of creating drama. There is nothing wrong with the outfit

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