Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a video game, and yes, it will make you racist

April 25, 2020-Games JournalismReviews

We've seen a troubling number of social media posts from celebrities playing the latest game from Nintendo, there's no doubt that they must have been misled by either the cute animal characters or the masochistic and rare fantasy (for them) of being in debt.

guys I tweeted my turnip prices and elijah wood just came to my island and hung out 😭😭😭😭😭 this is the best day in quarantine yet

— jessa 🦋 (@directedbyrian) April 23, 2020

It's no surprise that celebrities are being misled by the cute appearance of characters like Flick: the sassy, sexy chameleon character in charge of hosting the Bug Off event, or the strong and independent Tom Nook: the powerful and rich raccoon character in charge of my ass.

Flick and Tom Nook looking disappointingly at you while you develop anger and other negative feelings against women and minorities because you are playing a video game

Unfortunately, video games are violent and bad. Gamers throughout history have been mean, violent, and racist due to the laws of physics and how video games are created. It's unfortunate that this reputation has managed to stick around with video games, despite our societies best efforts to make good games, such as Valorant: The Citizen Kane of video games, and that cool holographic woman that one guy married.

This article has been a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to remind you that video games are racist and are generally bottom tier entertainment that appeals to basic male instincts and fantasies.

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