Tuesday, September 10, 2013




"Orient" is a bad word?

The term "Orient" just means "the East", usually in relation to  Europe, and derives from a Latin word meaning "where the sun rises"

Its creator has called it "one of the great untold stories of the twentieth century" but the forthcoming Australian-made computer game Whore of The Orient has been slammed by a prominent member of the Australian-Chinese community as an "attempt to disgrace Chinese culture, history and traditions".

What's worse, says 28-year-old Jieh-Yung Lo, it is using government money to do so. The O-word is very similar to the N-word for African-American communities.

"The most shocking revelation is that [game developer] Team Bondi received $200,000 from Screen New South Wales to develop the project," said Mr Lo, who has vowed to take his complaint to the Human Rights Commission on grounds of racial vilification.

The game is the brainchild of Brendan McNamara, who founded Team Bondi in 2003. It is being anticipated as a sequel of sorts to that company's LA Noire, the first-person interactive detective story set in Los Angeles in the 1940s.  That game has been a huge success, reportedly selling more than 5 million copies since its release in May 2011,

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does this mean they will have to rename the O****t Express? What about the book and movie?

Anonymous said...

So why are so many "massage parlors" in the West run by and staffed by ladies of East Asian origin? (Is "occidental" a bad term too?)

Anonymous said...

"Political correctness is a far greater threat to our freedom and liberty than is terrorism..."

Anonymous said...

GET OVER YOURSELF, Mr. Lo. You are not that important.

TheOldMan said...

I refer to Asian natives as "Ornamentals". It probably offends someone.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the word "orient" is far more mundane. Look it up.

Anonymous said...

I simply call them gooks.

Anonymous said...

"I simply call them gooks."

Of course you would, Mr. Archie Bunker.

Stefan v said...

Uh oh, Mr Lo probably wouldn't like Chisel's Khe Sanh, then. Mind you, some of us Gwai's are well aware of what the majority of easterners think of us based on our white piglike features, but are discerning enough to reserve contempt for those who earn it by their character rather than genetics. Go easy, Mr Lo; if Oz was how your kind want it, you'd get the treatment the folks get in, say, Red China. Try a whinge there and see how long your sale-able 28y.o. organs continue sailing in their accustomed formation.