UPDATE: so actually my bad! hes as vietnamese boat merchant, which WOW GOOD JOB DAPHNY IDIOT
i dunno though
thats something for me to think about too! my ex used to go back and forth between vietnam a lot and like i guess one or two of the boat merchants dressed like that, some of them did have conical hats though
SOME OF THEM
i think its still stereotypical, not all boat merchants are the ones you saw in apocalypse now
but its also important for me to admit my own casual racism
its definitely problematic, if visual stereotypes are supposed to tell me its vietnamese, then thats still casual racism.
if you google image search “vietnamese boat merchant” why yes quite a few conical hats pop up! hmmm
cooresponding with a friend who frequents vietnam, she says yes some people do wear conical hats. its hot and sunny. most people wear baseball caps and just plain clothes, the robe makes no sense at all
its something important to think about! im glad the dialogue has been so open
its sneaky too, liek i never even noticed until deceased crab pointed it out, the dude is at the very bottom of the screen and i barely spend any time in the shop, i just click what new shit i can afford and get back to fishing
because i love fishing! what a good game!
when DC confronted vlambeer about this problematic imagery, instead of owning up to it AT ALL they pointed DC to a fake twitter account of a ridiculous fishing videogame character. which is also… i hate to say it…. RIDICULOUS
it goes bottom up because i just copied my retweets of what happened
just say sorry and fix that shit in a patch! JUST ADMIT YEAH, OOPS I GUESS CASUAL RACISM IS SOMETHING SO SOCIALLY INGRAINED THAT SOMETIMES WE DONT EVEN FUCKING NOTICE! its way better to grow and learn than to just be a stupid jerk and POINT A PERSON TO A FAKE TWITTER ACCOUNT! goooooood
its okay to be wrong sometimes! im wrong all the time!
i remember like six or seven years ago that i defended someone using the term ‘coolie hat’ on a forum! that was stupid, i didnt think casual racism was all that big a deal! its everywhere so who cares right? THE PEOPLE IT DIRECTLY AFFECTS CARE A WHOLE LOT
and i love this game, its great! which is why id hope the people who made it can be as neato as their game and admit that yeah, that shopkeeper is kinda gross huh? well good thing patches are so easy! thanks for pointing it out!