Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Dirty Chinese Restaurant' Game Denounced as Racist by U.S., Ont. Politicians

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Dirty Chinese Restaurant' Game Denounced as Racist by U.S., Ont. Politicians

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'Dirty Chinese Restaurant' game denounced as racist

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A Toronto-area company's upcoming video game called "Dirty Chinese Restaurant" is being denounced as racist, but the business says its product is meant as satire.

Big-O-Tree Games says the game -- in which players chase cats and dogs with a cleaver, scavenge for ingredients and dodge immigration officials -- "in no way is meant to be an accurate representation of Chinese culture."

The Markham, Ont., company says the game is coming out soon for Apple and Android devices but it has yet to announce a release date.

A New York congresswoman this week urged all platforms not to carry the game or any other that "glorifies in hurting any community."

In a Facebook post on Monday, New York Rep. Grace Meng says the game "uses every negative and demeaning stereotype that I have ever come across as a Chinese American."

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne also condemned the game on Twitter on Thursday, saying such racism has no place in Ontario. …

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