People Think ‘Wolfenstein: The New Colossus’ Is Racist For This Reason

For those of you who missed it, Bethesda released a new 8-minute long trailer at E3 for their newest Wolfenstein title, The New Colossus, and it was freakin’ awesome. Check it out:

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As you can tell by the trailer above, the premise of the newest Wolfenstein is the same as its predecessors- kill Nazis, save the world. However, past games were set in WWII- Wolfenstein: The New Colossus is set in Nazi-occupied America in an alternate timeline where the Axis powers win WWII.

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As cool as this concept is, there are some people who are very upset about the ideas behind the new Wolfenstein. A group known as the alt-right has called the game “racist towards white people” because the game is all about freeing America from the Nazi regime- and Nazis just so happen to be white. 4Chan and reddit have been alight with the fury of the alt-right since the release of the trailer.

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There’s a single part of the trailer that the alt-right is most upset about is a short clip where a black woman (who happens to be a leader in the anti-Nazi, pro-America resistance movement) calls the protagonist a “white boy”.

All I have to say on the matter is that it’s just a game- and on top of that, it’s not like gamers haven’t been killing Nazis in games for almost as long as videogames have existed.