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RTG's Funky Monkey

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by RobWin, Jan 13, 2008.

    Jan 13, 2008
  1. RobWin

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    Funky Monkey...the new slot from RTG, I have noticed several racial connotations in this slot and just curious if anyone else had noticed the same ?

    The Monkey in the blue polyester suit has an Afro

    The Monkey on the Bongos has Braids sticking straight up on the top of his head like a well known rapper...not naming him though

    The Main Monkey wears the getto brother Pimp Daddy Hat...I could go on but I think you get my point

    Is the creator (designer) of this slot machine trying to imply something here...(Monkey and African Heritage)......if not, then why not have any white or other race in the slot theme?........Just Curious

    Personally, I'm not racist myself and never have been, hell some of my best friends are black

    Just an Observation !!
     
  2. Jan 13, 2008
  3. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    Doh!!! See how ingrained racism is? I didn't even notice. I just thought it was 'cute' or funny. fex me.

    Chimps have pink faces, (only the pygmy chimp or bonobo, the most intelligent have dark faces) they could have done other stereotyping.
    [​IMG]

    I really think the argument to go to specism as well.. they are depicting chimps or apes and calling them MONKEYS!
     
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  5. DemonUK

    DemonUK Senior Member PABnoaccred

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    Me neither, but in this ridiculously PC world we live in, things are scrutinised and scrutinised again and again, until they find something that they think might offend one person in a million.

    Incidentally the link mentioned by the first poster must exist somewhere in his subconscious;);):)
     
  6. Jan 13, 2008
  7. RobWin

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    A monkey with an AFRO....what other race in the world has ever worn an AFRO....jeeze man be realistic
     
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  9. DemonUK

    DemonUK Senior Member PABnoaccred

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    Whichever hairstyle you give it it will offend someone surely, it doesn't bother me as I don't associate the animal you call a monkey with any race.

    I can see your point however and if you are offended, complain to RTG direct.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2008
  11. RobWin

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    Actually I did not call it a Monkey...RTG did !!

    No not offended, like I said in the #1 original post... "Just an Observation"
     
  12. Jan 13, 2008
  13. happygobrokey

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    it couldn't be that "funk" is generally thought of as a black style of music? and although it is an outmoded genre, the word "funky" still has roots there, as in:

    "dag yo, those be some funky beats y'heard!"

    word cuzz! :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Simmo!

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    Agreed. But the fact is there are still racists and it's they that have forced the world this way. Usual rule: the minority spoil it for the majority. I still find it hard to believe in the 21st century there are people who still think skin colour is important.

    The point at which I realised humans aren't intelligent wafetr all was when you were no longer supposed to the "fat controller" the "fat controller" in Thomas The Tank Engine. FFS...which tw*ts make these rules up..lol :rolleyes:
     
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  17. babs7262

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    It madde me think of Mod Squad...you know....the days of Funk...which means commodores etc....

    I do see what you mean, but I dont think they did it that way to mean any other thing than Funk, like Happy said :)

    No other animal rhymes with funky?
     
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  19. hippo925

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    lol, i understand where rob is coming from. it's just an observation that makes you curious. i, being of the asian persuassion, still cringe a little everytime i see "nips" in the candy aisle. :D

    haven't played the game yet, though. i'm waiting for the casinomeister bonus on tuesday.
     
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  21. NASHVEGAS

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    Totally disagree but par for the course for me!
     
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  23. happygobrokey

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    yeah the PC world is coming to an end, APPLE's taking over!

    :thumbsup:
     
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  25. lojo

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    Of course, but it could have depicted wild cherry or kc and the sunshine band and not have been questiobaly offensive:D

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Off to the attic with yee


    edit: I'm only offended by the specism Apes are not MONKEYS! :D
     
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  27. lojo

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    Favorite Funk band of all time? Isley Brothers hands down!!!
     
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  29. Simmo!

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    So you're saying the world's not PC enough? :eek2: Uh-oh - please, please, please don't go into politics Nash ;)
     
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  31. paul02085

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    Somebody needs to forward this thread to the Reverend Jesse and/or Al Sharpton. They need something new to march about.
     
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  33. Mousey

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    Don't know how old you are but... there was a time ... mid 70's was it? ... that lots of folks -- even 'whitebreads' got perms (if needed) and wore 'fros.

    But anyway... I see what you're saying, though I didn't pay any attention to the depictions originally. There is also Mucho Grande (or whatever it's called) at MG, and all those eastern/oriental slots, and Loaded (which hubby has always called 'that PimpDaddy game') and so on.

    Personally, I just think these software people need to start worrying about improving original themes, mechanics, and gameplay more than 'how many ways can we diddle with the graphics and reskin this same game'...
     
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  35. bb28

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    Paulo........that comment gave me a very good belly laugh!!! :notworthy:notworthy:notworthy:lolup::lolup::lolup::lolup:
     
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  37. NASHVEGAS

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    my dream job!;):rolleyes:
     
  38. Jan 13, 2008
  39. bb28

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    Question.......if Funky Monkey could be perceived as offensive, what about MG's game Loaded? ;)
     

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