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Fuck NO Video Games

Nov 24 '13

Fatphobia in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds


Trigger warning: fatphobia. Spoilers below.

Arriving in the Zora’s Domain, players of the new Legend of Zelda are greeted with a fatphobic sidequest. Robbed of the Smooth Gem, the Zora Queen is unable to “contain her power”; she becomes gluttonous and angry, growing too large to leave her pool. When the player returns the Gem, the Queen reverts to a much smaller size and apologizes for her behavior, stating that it was “all rather undignified.”

Being fat is not a curse. It’s not a sign of lacking self-control. It’s not "undignified." Jokes like this are disgustingly lowbrow, and contribute to stereotypes that cause real-world harm. Stop making fat jokes, Nintendo. They’re not funny.

  1. opalescentmidnight13 reblogged this from fucknovideogames
  2. rairix reblogged this from fucknovideogames and added:
    Actually if you would of read the dialog the gem that is stolen is required for her to stay in that form because...
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  4. rockingthegraveyard reblogged this from fucknovideogames and added:
    I can see how you got that but I honestly do not think that it was their intentions to relay fatphobia. As her powers...
  5. hittlerwasasocialjusticeworker reblogged this from fucknovideogames and added:
    I can’t hear you over the sound of u eating my bandwidth.
  6. kit-botnik reblogged this from fucknovideogames and added:
    That’s not what they were going for, and you know it. 0/10.
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  10. vanspoor reblogged this from rostonteaparty and added:
    It wasn’t the weight that she was ashamed of. She was absorbing so much power, she grew engorged and suddenly couldn’t...
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    lmao fuck off tumblr
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  14. unlicensedwhalebiologist reblogged this from fucknovideogames and added:
    Would you not say there is a difference between being fat phobic and helping somebody who is literally trapped in a tub?...
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  16. shu-shoes reblogged this from fucknovideogames and added:
    Ladies and gents, this is Tumblr at its finest.
  17. nighttimeobservations reblogged this from fucknovideogames and added:
    get the fuck out of muh zelda pls
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  20. sjwhypocrisy reblogged this from tumbierisgay and added:
    Ohgod, OP is actually serious. Good thing nintendo doesn’t care about your opinion.
  21. tumblunni reblogged this from fucknovideogames and added:
    UGH. What’s worst is that not only is being fat treated as a curse but apparantly all fat people are gluttonous...
  22. nfgemini reblogged this from fucknovideogames and added:
    you should work out so you aren’t ‘triggered’ by a goofy thing in a Zelda game you fat nerd.
  23. mischa-chan reblogged this from fucknovideogames and added:
    blogs like this are why we can’t have nice things.
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    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Internet
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  33. blue-eyes-black-lives reblogged this from fucknovideogames and added:
    This is fucking stupid. Gluttony and Anger are horrible traits; it’s against those,not being fat. She would have...
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  35. thetcwuzhere reblogged this from poppiseed and added:
    Hey this isn’t funny, some people are terrified of fatsos. Don’t make fun of phobias, we all have them in some way.