December 13, 2012

Racist "Make Me Indian" app

Make Me IndianDescription

Have you ever imagined yourself a person of another nationality? For example, an Indian? If not, then now you can do it! Just take your Android-powered smartphone, download and install an interesting application called «Make me Indian».

Now you will not get bored! Take a picture of yourself or friends and with a few touches to turn yourself and friends in these Indians. Compare the results with your friends and laugh heartily!

The application's "Make me Indian":

• In few taps you can transform yourself and your friends in the real Indians, using different effects and settings;

• You can take pictures of people and immediately process the image, or you can upload a photo from the gallery and edit it;

• the opportunity to share with your friends with the results via Facebook, email or MMS.
And the inevitable comments:Extremely racist app. I'm sure hipsters love this thing. I for one feel it's racist. What will they come out with next a black face app?

This application is very racist. I've seen the other apps for other ethnicities, as well. Will you all start learning to not take what you stereotype as an Indian to be what these images become. I am Native American. I do not feel that this app makes anyone look like any Indian that I know. Just because you all are ignorant, doesn't mean that it has to be passed on for others to look at.

This has to be the worst POS available. I'm not Native American and am offended. First off, Russian spam hits the screen then within a minute, porn is on the bottom banner. I tolerated the Russian crap and the porn, did a photo and it saves where I can't find it on my phone. Why do you need access to my phone and directory? Once I determine if it did damage to my phone or not, this trash is out of here.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Crystle Lightning in a Headdress and Boutique Lookbook's Stereotypical Fashions.


Anonymous said...

To be fair, this comes from a joke Indians have been making since the 90s, about how wannabe sites don't have any pictures of the wannabes themselves, because PhotoShop doesn't have an Indianizer yet.

Rob said...

For more on the subject, see:

Asian-Americans speak out against Google app they call offensive

Not amusing or cute, say Asian-American organizations that launched a petition to get Google to remove both apps.

The apps use dated and racist stereotypes of Asians and Native Americans, said the online campaign 18 Million Rising, named after the number of Asian-Americans in the United States.

"These racist and offensive portrayals of Asians and Native Americans perpetuate damaging racial stereotypes and should not be distributed on the Google play store," said the campaign, which has an online petition to remove the apps.