I was browsing through a guide of Rockstar's 'Bully Schlarship Edition' for the next gen consoles when I found out one of the names for one of the buildings was called 'Spazz Industries'.
Now I, like most other people, know that the word 'Spazz' is an slang version of the word Spastic and most of us know what that word stands for. Now I have a minor disability myself and thus I take a very dim view on those who decide to poke fun at people with disabilities in anyway shape or form so you can guess that I thought it was insensitive of Rockstar to make a joke of disabilties. Who else agrees?
Do you really think they meant it in such a way? Look at the games they make! All are meant to be played with a huge pinch of salt! I hardly doubt they set about to cause offense, and poke fun at the condition! Lighten up fella
an interesting point...schoolchildren use this term without any knowledge of its reference/meaning... Rockstar poke fun at peoples discriminatory views...whether that is condoning the discrimination is possibly an arguable point but I would say its possibly just Rockstar reflecting the uglier side of kids-as does the whole game. I understand sensitivity to such things (my late father was wheel-chair bound) and much terminology freely bandered around (like the gamer term "rape" which really sickens me) needs a little moderation shall we say.
you really shouldn't be playing these sorts of games if you are so easily offended . people need to lighten up, a person can find anything offensive if they try hard enough which then in turn underestimates real discrimination.