Antauri-Racist character or an over-reaction?

Topic started by EganTheVile1 on April 4, 2012. Last post by EganTheVile1 2 years, 5 months ago.
Post by EganTheVile1 (1,511 posts) See mini bio Level 20
While nothing about his personality screamed racist, Antauri's nickname "The Black Monkey" certainly garnished a few negative reactions, and the characters appearance did not help his case either, Antauri seemed to have an obvious resemblance to "Black Face Make-up" as well.
The reaction to seemingly subtle aspects of the character were swift, though there was never any aspect of the characters mannerisms that were overtly offensive, he was in fact the teams wise man, and the monkeys color scheme was simply a Saint Seiya homage, the masses needed to be pleased, and in season 3, Antauri was the only one of the monkeys to be changed, his monicker was changed from Black Monkey to Silver Monkey, his appearance was also altered.
Look at the images of the character in both forms and voice your opinion.
Were people dead on in thinking the character was offensive or was this an over-reaction in an overly pc world?
Post by takashichea (12,407 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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It has been a long time since I watch Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go (what a long title) on Jetix. I didn't notice any racial insults from Antauri's face. It's unintentional. Same goes for Mr. Popo and Jinx. It's not like Antauri is acting black stereotypes.

Antauri was my 2nd favorite monkey. Otto is the best monkey on the team.

@EganTheVile1:

Did the show end on a cliffhanger? I remember watching it with my siblings up to the revival of Skeleton King and the war is about to begin.

Post by EganTheVile1 (1,511 posts) See mini bio Level 20
@takashichea said:

It has been a long time since I watch Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go (what a long title) on Jetix. I didn't notice any racial insults from Antauri's face. It's unintentional. Same goes for Mr. Popo and Jinx. It's not like Antauri is acting black stereotypes.

Antauri was my 2nd favorite monkey. Otto is the best monkey on the team.

@EganTheVile1:

Did the show end on a cliffhanger? I remember watching it with my siblings up to the revival of Skeleton King and the war is about to begin.

Yeah it got canned at the close of season 4, Nova said she loved Sparx, and aside that it ended on a lot of loose ends, it was actually a good show.  Mark Hamill makes a great animated villain yet again.
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