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Latino Daily News

Thursday March 3, 2011

Is a New iPhone/iPad Game App Racist? See For Yourself

Is a New iPhone/iPad Game App Racist? See For Yourself

Photo: A still from Mariachi Hero

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People have been calling a newly released game app for iPhones and iPads just plain racist, and to be honest, it’s really no surprise.

ImageSure Mariachi Hero could be amusing to some random cockroach-hating players, but with the gun-toting, zarape-wearing, cigar-smoking Mexican stomping on cucarachas as “Jarabe Tapatío” plays, it’s just plain racist. With immigration at the forefront of American debate these days, you’d think the creators would have a little more tact.

But what can we say, at least it’s better than Smuggle Truck: Operation Immigration