Quantcast

Jewish Journal

JewishJournal.com

May 24, 2010

Comedy Central changes video game title

http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/comedy_central_changes_video_game_title_20100524

Comedy Central has changed the title of a video game on its Web site, but has not removed the offensive game, which includes anti-Semitic stereotypes.

The on-line game “I.S.R.A.E.L. Attack” has been renamed “Drawn Together: The Movie: The Game,” according to Honest Reporting, though the graphic with the game’s original name remains. In addition, the game’s introduction, in which a character states “You lied to me, Jew Producer” before the Intelligent Smart Robot Animation Eraser Lady (I.S.R.A.E.L.) is sent to murder children and wreak destruction, has been removed.

As part of a campaign to remove the offensive game, a number of bloggers including some that have no link to Israel or Jewish causes, joined in pressuring Comedy Central, according to Honest Reporting.

As of Monday, the Facebook group “Comedy Central - I.S.R.A.E.L. Attack game is offensive. Remove it” had more than 2,700 members.

“Comedy Central appears to have recognized that the anti-Semitism of the “Jew Producer” was unacceptable and removed it. But why is the game still online? Does Comedy Central believe that the association of Israel with child killing is any more acceptable? Impressionable young minds will still be able to play this game online, thus contributing to the misrepresentation and demonization of Israel,” Honest Reporting said in an e-mail to supporters.

“We would hope that Comedy Central never intended to cause such offense. However, the network’s attempt to quietly bury the issue without even publicly addressing it indicates that Comedy Central knows very well that it has erred.”

Comedy Central has not returned calls to JTA.

JewishJournal.com is produced by TRIBE Media Corp., a non-profit media company whose mission is to inform, connect and enlighten community
through independent journalism. TRIBE Media produces the 150,000-reader print weekly Jewish Journal in Los Angeles – the largest Jewish print
weekly in the West – and the monthly glossy Tribe magazine (TribeJournal.com). Please support us by clicking here.

© Copyright 2014 Tribe Media Corp.
All rights reserved. JewishJournal.com is hosted by Nexcess.net
Web Design & Development by Hop Studios 0.2654 / 37