Google removes racial stereotyping “Make Me Asian” and “Make Me Indian” apps from the Play Store

After brief stints in the Play Store, it appears a few apps that can be described as nothing short of racist have finally been taken down directly by Google. “Make Me Asian” and “Make Me Indian” crept their way into Google Play back in November and allowed users to take pictures of themselves and give themselves stereotypical Asian or Indian “traits” by slanting their eyes, adjusting skin tone, or even pasting “fu manchu” mustaches and Native American headresses onto their pics (or pictures of friends).

After outcry from the Asian community, it appears Google finally listened and has removed both apps — as well as developer Kimbery Deiss — from the Play Store entirely. The developer also created a few less controversial apps like “Make Me Bald” and “Make Me Old” which are also no longer available for download.

These apps creeping their way into the Play Store spotlight the very different ways Google and Apple allow apps into their app stores. Where Apple takes a very proactive roll of reviewing each app individually before it enters into their store, Google’s only scans apps for malware using a process they call Bouncer, then addresses other concerns (like censorship) only after they’ve been live and downloaded by users.

[via NPR]

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  • Guest

    As an old bald guy I’m offended now. Seriously, people are too sensitive these days .

  • aaron parks

    What about ” fat booth” GOOGLE! isnt that app discriminatory.

  • Skitshin

    christ, what a bunch of whiny little babies.

  • simpleas

    Im asian I still find this funny.

    • xmichaelx

      I only knew this app existed because an Asian friend sent it to me. The PC Police strike again.

    • Reila90

      Well, you can’t represent all Asian for sure. And people can be anything in the internet. Just 2 cents.

  • http://www.theultralinx.com/ Will Kennerley

    The Fu Manchu just made me crack up

  • Modman

    They didn’t call it racist when I did it with the Race Machine in the Queens Hall of Science in Flushing Meadow Park Queens New York. Asian Federation go ban the race machine.
    It allowed your picture in four different races.I think Indian and Asian included. Do you guys have anything better to do?

  • Tomáš Petrík

    C’mon, what was wrong about them? Are the Asian people ashamed of what they look like, or what? It wasn’t even making fun of them, the resulting image was not a mockery, it was what a true Asian would look like.
    The term “discrimination” is really being misused these days.
    What will it be next time? Removing some navigation app because not everybody can afford a car and the app reminds them of that and thus discriminates them?
    People, get real!

    • Daryl Kimoto

      The app doesn’t offend me, but your post does.

      • AmericanPatriot4

        Then you should call the ACLU and whine about it.

        • Sam Keaser

          Yeah, civil liberties are for nerds! Nerd!

          • AmericanPatriot4

            I am offended at your offense. If that offends you, then I will be offended.

      • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

        And what about it, specifically?

        • Daryl Kimoto

          To be honest I was partially just trying to be funny, but maybe I’m just misunderstanding what you meant by “what a true Asian would look like”. I don’t have a Fu Manchu and I don’t wear a coolie hat. It’s kinda like me seeing a picture of some hillbilly and saying “that’s what a true white person looks like.”. Again, it’s not a big deal. I was just being a smart(dumb) aleck.

          • Tomáš Petrík

            Well, you can’t disagree that for example the coolie hat belongs to Asian culture. Of course that doesn’t mean that everybody wears it, but it is characteristic for your culture.
            It is like saying that wearing colorful feathers on your head makes you look like an Indian American. Doesn’t it? It does. And does it mean that every Indian American wears them? No, not at all. But it is part of their culture, it is something that people associate with their culture, not with any other culture.

          • …….

            Ever watch the film inglorious basterds? The scene where he cuts the throat of the Gestapo office in the prison ambush. Imagine a scenario where the mujahadeen behead their blindfolded captives on video or have their hands cut off only where you are the captive. Be careful, Tomas Petrik. Killers and hired assassins may find their targets easier when they have a linked profile. Never give yourself away, you just have.

          • Tomáš Petrík

            Whoaah! Man! What is your point?!?
            You mean that describing cultural traditions is punishable by death?
            What is wrong with you?!?
            I don’t know about you, but in my country, we are proud of our folk traditions. And so should the others be, of their traditions.

        • renGek

          Probably this line:
          “the resulting image was not a mockery, it was what a true Asian would look like.”

          I don’t find the app offensive because I have thicker skin than that nor do I rage over everything being called racist. but your assertion is nooooot quite all there.

          I can’t recall the last time I had a rice patty hat on so that must mean I’m not a true asian and I don’t recall very many people in hong kong who would dress like that so they must also not be true asian. Where are the true asians? What is a true asian?

    • BLADESMAN1889

      This my friend is exactly what a lot of racism boils down to. Until folk learn to accept what they are, be it fat or thin black or white ugly/good looking blind or deaf then they are playing into the bullies hand. I have been called a ‘white b@st@rd’ by different coloured folk – was I offended ? NO I was proud – I even pointed this out to the guy showing him my physical reaction (the hairs on my arm were standing up) I said ” dude you will NEVER offend me by calling me a white ******”

  • Brian Menius

    Rukka does not approve.

    • BoSamps

      I think I may be the only one here who understands what you’re saying :/

      • Brian Menius

        Sadly so…

  • http://ThatBS... Efi

    So now it’s not politicly current to dress like somthing else? What gonna happen in Halloween?
    What about age dissemination ” make me old is next”

  • camelsnot

    hat may be over the top, but there’s nothing wrong with an app that uses characteristics of specific races to make someone’s photo look like that. Ironically even current asian-made films use, what Caucasian “PC” people call incorrect “stereotypes” in their films. It’s funny that Asians are calling out a “white person” for creating an app that typifies what they use in their media on a daily basis.

    • AmericanPatriot4

      Kind of like a black person using the N word in every other sentence. But it’s somehow “different”.

      • DrCarpy

        As a black person, that’s a silly thing to say. Not everyone black person is 50 cent. Stereotypes are lame. I don’t use the N word, neither do any of my family or friends. We all find it offensive regardless of who’s saying it. Don’t speak of what you don’t know.

        • AmericanPatriot4

          Well, sir… I can tell you that I live in an area that is ~50 percent black. And I hear the “n word” tossed around by a VAST majority of blacks (and whites too).

          But what am I kidding… since you think that “everyone isn’t “fiddy cent” you also probably assume that everyone is like you. No. I would bet all the money and possessions that I own that there are way more blacks that use the n word in every day language than those that do not.

          Tell us, is the air cold up there from your high horse? Since you as so pristine perfect… educate us on what it feels like to “think” that you aren’t just as prejudice as the average person out there. That cracks me up the most, is hearing people try to convince themselves and everyone else that they are completely unbiased.

          I have a hobby about learning social sciences and psychology. You would be surprised how racist you actually are deep down. It’s the people in the know that neutralist it by 1) admitting that it’s an inherent and irreversible trait and 2) making it disappear with humor.

          • DrCarpy

            People like you prove my point. I don’t care where you live. I and all of the people I associate with are post secondary graduates. I’ve been to a couple countries in Africa, no one there uses the N word. Same with the Caribbean like Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, and Cayman Islands were I have set my feet down personally. To top that off, I have far more experience being black than you do. I was born black and will die black, your fractured rap video garbage isn’t the standard. I know, cause I lived 12,000 plus days as black person. Stop watching MTV. That’s like saying all Italians act like the numb skulls on Jersey Shore. That’s a stereotype, not reality. No high horse here. Just I guy who hates be called the black guy. I’m just a guy that happens to be black.

          • AmericanPatriot4

            [ I and all of the people I associate with are post secondary graduates.]

            Throws out the liberal elitest garbage already… geez.

            ““My image of Onyango, faint as it was, had always been of an autocratic man—a cruel man, perhaps. But I had also imagined him an independent man, a man of his people, opposed to white rule… What Granny had told us scrambled that image completely, causing ugly words to flash across my mind. Uncle Tom. Collaborator. House niqqer.”

            Quoted from Barack Obama. Looks like even the president uses the word.

            [I've been to a couple countries in Africa, no one there uses the N word]

            Have you been to northern Africa? How about the Middle east? They use the word in every day language. Not only are you wrong, but you are foolish you think using that word is only an American thing.

            [To top that off, I have far more experience being black than you do]

            Oh no! Since you are black, I guess I can’t voice my opinion about human nature. You got me. You pulled the trump card I guess. My whiteness is vastly inferior to your blackness.

            [Stop watching MTV. That's like saying all Italians act like the numb skulls on Jersey Shore.]

            Nice straw man argument. I NEVER said the word “all”.

            [Just I guy who hates be called the black guy. I'm just a guy that happens to be black.]

            How long have you practiced playing the victim?! Now all of a sudden this conversation has turned into an “all about you” show. No-one cares that you are black, honestly. And no-one will see through your stupid attempt to completely deflect from the original topic.

            Oh, and nice job at tossing out the “post secondary” crap right at the beginning. I am not surprised at all that you are holding yourself right back up on that high horse like your degrees somehow put you in a different social class of those without.

            Typical. Liberal. Hypocrite.

          • arunningpir8

            lol pwned

  • No_Nickname90

    I like Google’s approach better. If knowing complains about this app, then everything would be fine. But if a large amount of people don’t like it, then Google does something about it.

    They don’t assume like Apple would.

    But this doesn’t change the fact. What? So they’re going to complain and get Family Guy taken off the air? And don’t get me started on South Park. Even Zeus doesn’t know how that show is still allowed to be aired. LoL!!

  • johnnycrapple

    It’s fried rice, you plick

  • Go Hawkeyes

    Quick, someone make an app for Asians to use that makes them look like a fat aging middle class white male! Once parity is reached Google will return the other apps to the market.

  • bigcix

    You can always get the apk if u want it that bad.

  • Michael Quinlan

    Way back in the days of fidonet (anyone old enough to remember that?) there were TWO rules: 1) don’t be excessively annoying, and 2) don’t be too easily annoyed. The same rules should apply to being offensive and being offended. Far too many people are too easily offended.

  • AmericanPatriot4

    Google just released an official statement about why they took the app down:

    “It racks disiprine”

    • nsnsmj

      Ok, this got me. Well done.

    • bmg314

      That was just wrong. Hilariously wrong.

      xD

    • AndroidProfit

      I agree with you that taking down this app was a stupid move but you Tea baggers seem to think that non whites can’t be offended by anything. I BET if I made fun of your Tea Bagger community or your God you would GO BALLISTIC.

      • http://twitter.com/Defenestratus Defenestratus

        The fact that you call us “Tea Baggers” says more about you than it does us in any kind of offensive way.

        Silly really.

        I’m not offended – I don’t give idiots like yourself the power to offend me with inane tripe.

      • AmericanPatriot4

        Your comments probably say more than a rebuttal from myself. So I’ll let common sense kick in and let the fool argue with himself.

      • Reila90

        Doesn’t matter tho. We have white people live in overseas. Like in Japan for example. Like this, the whitey there keep complaining the Japanese are racist for simple funny reason too. So i think eye for an eye is worth after all.

    • Michael Thompson

      Golf clap

  • Son Nguyen

    Sorry, but that app does not need to be taken down. That’s a bit too much.

  • $8357570

    really google, really?

    what a long way they have gone from “Standing up for their values of allowing freedom” vs “if you make enough noise we’ll do whatever you want”.

    This is a sad day. I expected it from Apple, but not from Google.

  • Wesley

    Give me a break, this app racist…c’mon.

    And this from the same Google that refused to take down those Innocence of Muslims videos from Youtube despite like a million complaints, rioting and killings. Give me an effing break.

  • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

    Ugh, what a bunch of babies. Its not even “make me asian.” Its “Make me look like the Chinese shop keeper character from a late 50 spaghetti western.”

  • PhoenixPath

    Well…

    People got offended on the internet???

    *gasp*

    Ban Teh Interwebz!

    …or better yet, start telling the whining, bleeding-heart, pantywaists that they have about as much right to *not* be offended as I have of forcing them to get the hell off my planet.

  • http://www.xrks.com/ intangible

    Easy way to know if something is racist:
    Is it funny? Yes? It’s probably racist.

  • faceless128

    the bad (good?) news here is its Android so they can always release the apps as APK files on their website or something…

  • AndroidProfit

    It seems people have forgotten what the word Racist even means. This app can be viewed as offensive sure but racist? Is the developer actively claiming that one race is superior to another? Has the developer kept an asian from getting a job, house, food, etc?

  • Crickerman

    Censorship is bad. Look at the ios app store. I’m very disappointed in Google…offensive app or otherwise… at least we can still sideload apps..

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    How about FatBooth it’s still there…I don’t think it was necessary to remove the apps.

  • indio7777

    Knee-jerk reaction. This is ridiculous. It’s not ‘racist’.

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    How is that racist?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      Its not racist…. Its stereotyping…

  • jizzle

    It is racist thats like makin an app called make me black

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

    Link to the apk? I don’t mind racial humour…

  • blest

    Good. Those apps were very distasteful.

    • AmericanPatriot4

      So,… kindly explain to us how using an app to imagine what you would look like as a different race is somehow offensive? I thought social interaction and exploration was encouraged.

      • blest

        I’m not interested in your bait, piss off.

        • AmericanPatriot4

          I asked a legitimate question and you tell me to “piss off”. Typical response from someone who is irrational.

          • blest

            As I said before, take your bait to someone else. Piss off.

          • AmericanPatriot4

            I other words: “I don’t have a response to your legitimate question, so I will just deflect and continue to be rude”.

            Got it.

          • blest

            In other words, I know when someone responds to me in sarcastic undertone, there won’t be any positive conversation from it. And you’re named American Patriot. Flags. Piss off.

          • AmericanPatriot4

            I asked you to explain why its offense to wonder what you would look like as a different race. I explained that my question was sincere.

            And yet you not only refuse to answer the question, but insult me in the process.

            Oh, and God forbid I show my love of country. I guess that’s somehow “offensive” too?

          • DrCarpy

            People like you annoy me. This app has nothing to do with exploring asian culture or trying to see what one would look like. It’s a racist caricature maker. My son is 4, and when he saw the picture of the app, he said “Daddy that’s not nice.” is my 4 yr old smarter than you? Races are not costumes to try on. Grow up.

          • AmericanPatriot4

            [This app has nothing to do with exploring asian culture or trying to see what one would look like]

            Oh really? Is that why you take a picture of yourself and it transforms you to an Asian physique? Because that is exactly what this App is doing.

            [It's a racist caricature maker]

            So I guess everything everywhere is racist then? The Mona List is racist; he should have painted a person of color. Oh and the guys at the fair who draw caricatures are racist too. Fitness trainers, they are racist. (see where I am going with this?)

            [My son is 4, and when he saw the picture of the app, he said "Daddy that's not nice." is my 4 yr old smarter than you?]

            Maybe because you have brainwashed your son into believing that everything is racist? No, your son is not smarter than me, and obviously you aren’t either. I guess you too refuse to answer the question I posed. Why exactly is it racist to imagine yourself as another race?

            [Races are not costumes to try on. Grow up.]

            You’re right. I should just stand in a mirror all day and bask in my own whiteness glory so that when I meet someone new who is Asian, I will have nothing to relate to.

            In other words, genius, when you take a picture of yourself and transform it to look like another race, you are much more likely to relate to them and actually PROMOTE race relations. It’s pretty basic psychology. The easier it is for you to imagine yourself in someone else’s shoes, the more you can get along with them.

            But I wouldn’t expect your bleed heart to understand.

            Also, answer this question: Should Google also remove any app that is “Redneck” themed?

          • DrCarpy

            This app doesn’t make you Asian. Being born Asian makes you Asian. Your pee brain is acting like this app is magical. That through it you take on the plight of what it feels like to be Asian on planet Earth. Stop your nonsense! This app is mean spirited. Some things don’t deserve justification. This is one of them. How many Asian people in the 1.6 Billion on this planet look the way the app depicts? I’d venture less than 0.5%. If you want to be able to relate to Asians, just say hello. They are just people like everyone else. Human beings who deserve respect. This app does not afford a great bunch of people that respect. The app was made to be insulting. You act like using a stereotype is an exceptable way to behave or interact with other humans. You know you’ve failed with the stupid Mona Lisa argument right? Leonardo da Vinci painted what he saw in his world. Women that he saw looked like Mona Lisa. No here called Da Vinci racist. You want to act like you care about race relations, and you annoy me cause you’re disingenuous. You want to relate others it doesn’t always have to involve ethnicity. Only racist people make ethnicity a point of emphasis.

          • AmericanPatriot4

            [Your pee brain is acting like this app is magical]

            So there we have it. It’s wrong to transform your figure to that of eastern Asia, but it’s perfectly ok to bully someone. Makes perfect sense for the closet hypocrite.

            [Stop your nonsense! This app is mean spirited.]

            Oh really? And you can prove the intentions of everyone using it how?

            [How many Asian people in the 1.6 Billion on this planet look the way the app depicts?]

            Who gives a damn if you or others are “offended” at the “idea” of using this app for racial undertones. Is that sorta like how a firearm is inherently evil? How about take your political correctness somewhere else, while the rest of us enjoy free speech.

            [The app was made to be insulting.]

            Says who? You? Tell us more about how you know the exact intentions of everyone using this app.

            [You act like using a stereotype is an exceptable way to behave or interact with other humans.]

            Same way you ignored my question about redneck apps?

            [You know you've failed with the stupid Mona Lisa argument right? Leonardo da Vinci painted what he saw in his world.]

            Maybe the author of this app met Asian farmers and wanted to re-create his image to those he revered? Ever think of that? Probably not, since your mind is so fixated on race.

            [You want to act like you care about race relations, and you annoy me cause you're disingenuous.]

            And now you know me personally! LOL I never fail to get a laugh out of you know-it-all bleeding hearts. Please, enlighten me of how you know exactly what’s in my heart and mind.

            [You want to relate others it doesn't always have to involve ethnicity. Only racist people make ethnicity a point of emphasis.]

            ROFL! Icing on the cake! You mean how people are making a huge deal out of this for absolutely no reason when you cannot prove negativity? Good example, and way to shoot yourself in the foot.

            I see you completely ignored my question about “redneck” themed apps. Well played.

          • DrCarpy

            Listen up… I have no interest in rednecks. They aren’t marginalized. They aren’t a culture. They are a subset anthropologically speaking. I’ve been to Egypt and Morocco Both northern African countries and never once heard the N word. How many times have you even left the united states? The fact that you brought up guns shows you’re a nut. What does a gun have to do with an app? If this app was to bridge culture, like you childishly claim, where are the Asians defending the app?[Insert silence here] I don’t know you personally nor would I want to. You have twice mentioned guns. I hate guns. I have the police to carry firearms around. In Canada, we don’t shoot each other at the ridiculous rate in the USA. Last year, there were 47(30 by way of firearm) homicides in the city I live in. We have the same population as Chicago and Houston, and over 600 less deaths. You’re not a Patriot. People like you love the USA when it does what you want. You threaten your Black president when he calls for common sense gun laws, but blindly follow a white president who is making billions of dollars [Halliburton owned by Bush and Cheney] off the war he started over weapons of mass destruction and killing hundreds of thousands of innocents in a war of attrition. Vietnam part 2. Again you lost and have only stolen Oil and Opium through Iraq and Afghanistan. Threatening middle income people so the wealthy stay above the rank and file. The constitution is outdated. An irrelevant document in the times that we live. Go back to your fox news bubble, where all races are out to get you. What you fail to realize is that people are busy, and don’t care you exist. They just want to be happy and free like you.

          • AmericanPatriot4

            [ I've been to Egypt and Morocco Both northern African countries and never once heard the N word]

            So your experience determines the entire picture? Nope; it doesn’t. I have heard it myself.

            [The fact that you brought up guns shows you're a nut. What does a gun have to do with an app?]

            I was specifically bringing it up because it ties in with your mindset. I was profiling your neo-liberal world views.

            [If this app was to bridge culture, like you childishly claim, where are the Asians defending the app?]

            Nice straw man. I never said the app was designed to bridge cultures. I did, however, say it *could* be used as either an ice breaker or a device to show what you might look like as a different race (and adding a funny little hat in just for lighthearted humor sake).

            [ I don't know you personally nor would I want to. You have twice mentioned guns. I hate guns. I have the police to carry firearms around.]

            Good thing you mentioned Canadian police. Nice to know that you rely 100% of your nations defense on the guys below you (America).

            [In Canada, we don't shoot each other at the ridiculous rate in the USA]

            Maybe not, but your violent crime rate is higher. Whoops.

            [Last year, there were 47(30 by way of firearm) homicides in the city I live in.]

            Tell me which city, and I will bring up the rape, assault, stabbing, and other violent crime rate. Le’ts look at the whole picture.

            [You're not a Patriot.]

            You don’t know me.

            [You threaten your Black president when he calls for common sense gun laws]

            First off, I have not threatened the president. Second, I love how you had to needlessly include his race. “Black” president. … but you aren’t racist.

            Oh, and by the way…. the men who founded our nation understood what it means to have the real power in the hands of the honest citizens, and that’s why they wrote the second amendment. If you government turns tyrannical (like MOST have done throughout history) good luck when it comes to fighting back.

            [but blindly follow a white president who is making billions of dollars [Halliburton owned by Bush and Cheney] off the war he started over weapons of mass destruction and killing hundreds of thousands of innocents in a war of attrition.]

            That is so insanely wrong it’s unreal.

            [2. Again you lost and have only stolen Oil and Opium through Iraq and Afghanistan.]

            LOL, now I get it! You are so brainwashed that you will just make stuff up on the spot. I guess we went to war with the middle east so we could steal their oil… never-mind the fact that oil prices have INCREASED and there is zero record of us shipping out oil form that region.

            [Threatening middle income people so the wealthy stay above the rank and file. The constitution is outdated.]

            Why have we gone this far off topic? Losing the original argument so you resort to non-sensical ranting?

            [Go back to your fox news bubble where all races are out to get you]

            LOL! They ALWAYS name the news agencies that go against the liberal agenda. Here we go pulling the race card out of thin air again! Funny how I live in the U.S. and I don’t know a single Canadian news agency. So I guess most of your T.V. programming even comes from here? Pathetic.

            [What you fail to realize is that people are busy, and don't care you exist.]

            So you spend an hour writing on the most long winding, all over the place, non-sensensical rants I have ever seen to just tell me that people are too busy to care? Makes sense.

            Just so you know, you have gone so far off topic that anyone reading this is probably either laughing or beating themselves over the head right now.

            Answer my original questions, or bow out of the discussion like a man. No deflections, no crazy left wing rants that border the line of insanity and fanaticism.

          • DrCarpy

            How could you know what happens in another part of the world…hearsay? That’s reliable info. You don’t know about Canada, aww my feelings are really hurt now. You probably don’t know the capital of the state you live in. Canadian education is vastly superior to the US. Your “discussion” is based on guessing. You’ve never been to Northern Africa, I have on several occasions. Yet you feel you can tell me what the climate is there? How by your imagination? That’s a troll move. You guess how some black people live. I’m black, so wouldn’t I know how life is amongst black folks as I am amongst them more than you? Another troll move.Using population to justify crime shows you’re not bright. If you need high volumes of people to lower the percentage of how crappy a country you live in that’s sad. People aren’t Kleenex. Trying to justify crime shows you to be a sociopath. The Second Amendment is not to fight the Government. How do you think you’d fair against your country’s Military? How about the drones or nuclear missiles? Your misinterpretation of the 2nd amendment is spun to suit your gun nut ways. If you waste the time post back, the best you’ll get is sure or whatever.

          • AmericanPatriot4

            [How could you know what happens in another part of the world...hearsay? That's reliable info.]

            Perhaps I have been deployed there?

            [You don't know about Canada, aww my feelings are really hurt now. You probably don't know the capital of the state you live in.]

            So let’s result to petty trash talking instead of sticking to the topic at hand. Nice job.

            [Canadian education is vastly superior to the US.]

            ROFL! Is that why, despite needing improvement, we still churn out HANDS DOWN the VAST majority of all scientific research and discovery. The U.S. kicks Canada in the balls so hard it’s laughable.

            [You've never been to Northern Africa, I have on several occasions.]

            Oh, so you know who I am and what I have done? I like the title “Dr.” in front of your name. If you are a Canadian doctor, then I’m glad I live in the U.S.

            [You guess how some black people live. I'm black, so wouldn't I know how life is amongst black folks as I am amongst them more than you?]

            Again, sorry but you don’t know me and how I live. I can bet every piece of my worldly possessions that I live among more blacks than you have ever seen in your lifetime.

            [If you need high volumes of people to lower the percentage of how crappy a country you live in that's sad]

            Wtf are you even talking about? Are you high?

            [Trying to justify crime shows you to be a sociopath.]

            I haven’t justified anything, and you are a complete braindead moron.

            [The Second Amendment is not to fight the Government. How do you think you'd fair against your country's Military?]

            You might want to learn about the U.S. Constitution before you try to debate the topic. Our military as sword to protect the CONSTITION, not a president , congress, or judicial court. They are sworn to protect the people. Where in the hell did I say I was going to fight against the military?

            http://www.guncite.com/gc2ndfqu.html

            http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/gun-quotations-founding-fathers

            http://www.godseesyou.com/2nd_amendment_quotes.html

            [Your misinterpretation of the 2nd amendment is spun to suit your gun nut ways.]

            Please, ultra-intelligent and superior Canadian,… please tell me what the 2nd amendment really means. I would love to hear from a foreigner what my supreme law of the land really means. In your own words. Explain it to me.

            And yet, you are STILL here distracting so far from the original discussion in which you refuse to answer to. I would ashamed to keep posting if I were you. If I couldn’t answer real questions, I would just bow out and call it a loss. But you keep fighting the good fight. You stand up for you little nation sir! You show us all who really runs this planet!

        • RavenFox

          You piss off

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    Does anyone have the APK to this app? I want it now.

  • RavenFox

    That’s racist? lol oh you Asians. pot meet kettle

    • Reila90

      That’s kind of response if you aren’t minority. I suggest you need try to live overseas. See if there’s any REAL racism in there or not. So you’ll know what the actual “pot meet kettle” is and stop being ethnocentric.

      • AmericanPatriot4

        LMAO, did you just say….. wait… no…. did you just claim that Asians are a minority?

        • Reila90

          LOL i’m implying Asian American. Stop being so dumb please.

          • AmericanPatriot4

            You were talking about living over-seas… but were referencing Asian-American’s. Your context doesn’t add up.

            And funny how it’s wrong to be “ethnocentric” but perfectly fine for you to call people names. Hypocritical?

          • Reila90

            You only make things more complex now. Here, i make it easier for you to read;

            “That’s kind of response if “white” aren’t minority. I suggest “white people” need try to live overseas. See if there’s any REAL racism in there or not. So “white people” will know what the actual “pot meet kettle” is and stop being ethnocentric.”

            There. Anything else?

          • AmericanPatriot4

            No, it still doesn’t make sense. Maybe English is your second language and I’m not understanding exactly what you are trying to say.

            Either that, or you are somehow implying that whites are inherently racist/ethnocentric. When RavenFox said “pot meet kettle” he was more than likely referring to the fact that everyone is prejudice to a certain extent.

          • Chris

            I think he’s saying, “You’ll say ‘pot meet kettle’, but only when whites are a majority of people in a place or country.” Then, “White people need to try to live overseas and see if there is any REAL racism over there or not. So white people will really know what ‘pot meet kettle’ is”. Although I don’t even know what that is. Lol.

          • AmericanPatriot4

            It still makes absolutely no sense. At all.

  • BLADESMAN1889

    Racist my FAT ass :*)

  • Frans-Peter van der Leur

    I’m really sorry for the people who think these apps are racist. I also saw some other apps where you can make yourself or others bald, fat or ugly. Apps like that should be removed then as well. Where is the end?

  • Leocal79

    Where the hell is the freedom of speech Google wouldn’t take down videos on YouTube but a few fools get all uppity and they cave. Get real Google this is the sad state of our country. I’m still waiting for the redskins to change their name. Get a life and stop being so sensitive.

  • Leocal79

    Oh and npr sucks balls they are out of their minds

  • Reila90

    Can you guys stop being so self centered ethnocentric?

    • Guest

      Says the girl who wants us to take her seriously while she flashes her breast in a photo.

      What are you, sexist?

      • Reila90

        < This is solely an avatar. And this is internet. What do you expect? Are you new into forum?

        • AmericanPatriot4

          My point was proven perfectly; especially now that you point out that it’s not even you in the picture. Which means you are sexist and superficial.

          Remember, you have to yell so we can hear you preach from that high horse.

          • Reila90

            Up to you. I stick to my opinion. This app is racist. And i don’t see this as over sensitive than white people always complaining about. Just 2 cents.

          • AmericanPatriot4

            You can stick to your opinion all you want, but it still doesn’t make up for not having answer when challenged.

            Exactly what makes this app “racist”? Other that YOUR perceived intentions for it. (in other words, what is wrong with people using this app to see what they might look like as another race).

          • Reila90

            “what makes this app “racist”?” The app’s purpose is to be comical. People will make a joke to Asian. Meaning make yourself look funny by turning yourself Asian. Seeing things like this means ok for them to make fun of Asian. Insists this isn’t racist while at the same time refusing to view Asian Americans as normal Americans and not stereotypical Asian caricatures.

          • AmericanPatriot4

            And you have proof that this app was designed specifically to make fun of Asian people?

            Or is that just YOUR opinion about how people are supposed to use it? I say it can be used just to see what you look like if you were Asian… you are the one turning it into racism. See where I am coming from now? You can’t prove the app has bad intentions.

          • Reila90

            Proof? what proof? The app is clearly proofed enough. Don’t push your POV to me please. Many people signed this petition. So this isn’t only me who find this negative.
            There are a lot of people who think of all, say, Asian people as tiny people who wear pointed hats, have braided long hair and yellowish skin so to make an app that utilizes these stereotypes only makes them more widespread instead of just letting them die.

          • AmericanPatriot4

            So we should hinder someone’s free speech because a few people find it offensive? I think your speech is offensive; it should be blocked too.

            The bottom line is that you cannot prove the intentions of the author are negative in nature. The person who wrote this app could have just as easily created this app for the sole purpose of showing people what they might look like with Asian-like features.

            So what’s really offensive to you? the funny little hat?

          • Reila90

            We gave the petition to Google. The petition meets its adequate number. Google had nothing to do with the app. But Google just doing it’s job. Tell me logically how’s that un-free speech?
            I already explained how’s that offensive. If this matter really baffle to you, then you really need to look at mirror.

          • AmericanPatriot4

            You haven’t answered a single one of my questions.

          • hjohn5929

            foad thx

        • NIGHTSCOUT

          I think YOU are the one that’s new here.

  • AndroidiMac

    It’s amazing how few people on this board understand what racism is and the deep differences between racism and other forms of prejudice. Some on this board are even falling back on that intellectual copout from the 1990′s called “political correctness.” It’s especially disheartening since the Android hardcore tend to be more intellectually capable than the average nerd. Obviously, there is no point in trying to help the situation here, since comment boards often cater to trolls, bigots, and start flame wars. I would have thought our crew of Android devotees were better than to stoop to supporting stereotypes and cheering on physical caricatures. I guess I was wrong- and I guess according to the lot out posters on here it’s wrong for Google to fight racial stereotypes.

    • AmericanPatriot4

      Oh the huge manatee! Heaven forbid non-Asian races use an app to see what they might look like as an Asian farmer. I feel pretty confident that you haven’t also rallied against the “fat booth” and “make me old” apps.

      No, this isn’t racist. In fact, I have learned over the years that its only the TRUE racists that even bring it up.

  • Leocal79

    This isn’t racist. All of the people here are smart enough to know that. Real racism is despising someone just for what they are stop them from doing things and being physically mentally abusive. Racism is a overused way to say he look I don’t have an argument nowadays. There still is racism out there but this ain’t it folks.

  • http://twitter.com/myconoclast Dave

    We deal with this a lot in the scientific community as well. Just objectively describing the difference in appearance for someone from another part of the world is now considered racist.

  • phup

    I’m asian, precisely from eastern Asia. I don’t find these kind of apps insulting or being part of a racist context.
    But all (most) of you need to understand Asian is not only China, Japan, Korea, Thai, Pinoy, Lao, Viet… Indian, Arabs (Western Asia) are also asian. Having slanted (black) eyes doesnt make a person asian. well I’m sure you got my point.

  • Chris

    Okay this is more of a joke, but do they have any of these apps for “Make Me White”? I’m kind of curious what they would do with that, lol.

  • delahaya

    The US used to be free country.

  • Glenn

    Cultural Marxism wins again…..sad…..

  • Leocal79

    I’ve traveled extensively and have to say the arguments here are nonsense most other countries don’t celebrate racism or throw it around lightly. This wouldn’t be a racist thing in any other country except for some insane petty no argument having hacks in the USA because of media spinning wack jobs. End of argument.

    • AmericanPatriot4

      So…. explain to us please how taking a picture of yourself and transforming it to the basic features of a man from Asian culture history is “racist”. Traveling the world and showing your hate for America doesn’t make you right; it makes you look foolish.

      And while you’re at it, also explain to us why every “redneck” themed app has not been taken down for racism.

  • Leocal79

    DrCrapy your argument is baseless stop the nonsense your wrong.

  • Tazkven

    And no more, Asian or Indian Halloween costumes either … What is wrong with you people? Hey, I have to suffer too … I almost launched my “make me a cowboy” and “make me a Pilgrim” apps. Lord knows we can’t offend no one from a hundred years ago …

  • Guest

    they ashamed of their own feature and that the reason why 99 percent of them are plastic surgery or wearing eye lenses, they insecure abt they ugly looks