Is Pocket Gods iPhone app racist?

Apparently an Apple iPhone app has been criticised as “racist” according to an article on the nzherald. The Pocket Gods app for the Apple iPhone has the iPhoner killing off islanders by drowning them in the sea.

The application opens to show a “meet the islanders” screen followed by brown skinned men dressed in hula skirts on the island with a volcano in the background.

One blogger has stated…“This game is very racist, yes. But what I can’t get over is people finding joy out of killing people … It’s really scary to think that people – and most likely young people – can use the game to torture and kill.”

However, Bolt Creative who made the iPhone app says it doesn’t represent any race or nationality. So what do you think readers, is this iPhone app racist?

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