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Was this murder necessary? Mrs. White in the ballroom with a knife ...

Asked by elbanditoroso (28883points) July 12th, 2016

After 70 years, the makers of Clue (Hasbro) offed Mrs. White and replaced her with a politically correct Asian female scientist.


Is this political correctness run amok? Will Mrs. White stay dead?

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zenvelo's avatar

No, it is marketing for newer generations.

And your repeated use of “political correctness” is a criticism of people wishing to respect others,

Mariah's avatar

TIL non-white people only exist for “political correctness.”

canidmajor's avatar

It’s a game. Trying to modernize it is a good marketing ploy. Barbie is also no longer exclusively white.
When things like this bring on cries of “too politically correct” and such it sounds a bit like “all lives matter”.
Frankly, I would like to see a little more diversity in the game.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Suits me fine. Is there a mathematical reason they had to eliminate the classic character, instead of just adding the new one?
If I were a fan of the original, I wouldn’t mind the new character, but would miss the old one.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Sounds like affirmative action has gone a little far. Is this female scientist as qualified as Mrs. White?
Why not a gay, or transgender character while they’re at it. They should have stayed ahead of the curb on that an killed off uh….Was it Col. Mustard?

BellaB's avatar

Good time to hit up thrifts and yard sales to find original versions for resale.

On a personal level , for game-playing, it’s fine/good. Some games (MONOPOLY), I prefer the original versions. Others, I appreciate/enjoy the updates.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, Mrs White is described as an “aging housekeeper” in the OP’s link. So I’d say, yeah, she’s “as qualified” @MrGrimm888.

JeSuisRickSpringfield's avatar

Each of the characters in Clue has been reworked over the years. Funny how this is the only one that has aroused any sort of uproar.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Because it was an ‘upgrade’ of a woman, you see.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

If it’s political correctness, yes.

It has run amok.

…Wait a second… She should replace Colonel Mustard.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

If it’s political correctness, yes.

It has run amok.

…Wait a second… She should replace Colonel Mustard.

Seriously, I am strongly for encouraging girls to pursue science based careers.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, I would certainly hope so @SecondHandStoke.

flutherother's avatar

Mrs White wasn’t murdered, she simply died of old age.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Aging housewives often do.

Seek's avatar

Did anyone complain when the Reverend Green was defrocked?

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I could not give two shits. The day someone calls chess racist because it is black vs white then I’ll say it is PC overkill.

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