Resident Evil 5’s Chris Redfield Seems the Teensiest Bit Racist


I suppose it’s not his fault, really?I mean, he’s gone to Africa to search for some Umbrella something-or-other and now every African within a three miles wants to kill him. It also doesn’t help that, like Resident Evil 4, these guys aren’t zombies, just oddly aggressive and strangely unattractive natives, which makes Chris’ picking them off with a rifle from afar seem kind of…dickish. All I’m saying is maybe Redfield should have gone somewhere else on vacation where he wouldn’t be put in a position to shoot black people, okay?

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