Infinity Ward Pulls Controversial "Grenade Spam" Clip
While many of you may be actively avoiding details regarding that other Modern
Warfare 2 controversy, the hubbub surrounding Infinity Ward's "Grenade
Spam" clip certainly won't spoil any plot points. Philadelphia Phillies
pitcher Cole Hamels stars in the clip, in which he complains about the
frequency of random grenade kills. Not long after it was posted,
comments appeared on numerous websites accusing the video of being
insensitive due to a questionable acronym at its conclusion. Infinity
Ward's Robert Bowling responded to the criticism with the
following posts to his Twitter account:
"I think it was more of a social commentary joke of that stereotype than it was a fist-bump of acceptance to it."
"I think the core gag is great, the end is a bit too far from the intent of the joke & can appreciate the concerns. Pulled."
It is a bit odd that the respected developer would include such a derogatory term at the conclusion of the otherwise inoffensive clip. What do you think? Does Infinity Ward need to apologize for the now-pulled video, or are the political correctness police overreacting to a poor attempt at humor?
To see what some members of the GI Staff have to say, check out new blog posts from Meagan, Tim, and Phil.