Gearbox writer Anthony Burch took to Twitter to defend Tiny Tina after admitting that the 13-year-old explosives expert was a divisive character.
Copyright: 2K GamesHowever, a number of people accused the writer and character of racism because of the lingo she uses, reports Kotaku.
Words such as "crunk" and "badonkadonk" were singled out for criticism, with fans arguing that she uses "stereotypical low-class black lingo".
Burch responded to the complaints by saying that the character was based on several white people that he knew personally and that he would write her differently in the future if convinced that she was problematic.
"The last thing I want to be is exclusionary or prejudiced, so if Tina truly is problematic I'll change her," he tweeted.
"I'm just not convinced that a character using lingo like badonkadonk/crunk is inherently racist. If I'm wrong I would like to know why," he adds.
Gearbox president Randy Pitchford defended Burch, calling him "a pillar of tolerance and inclusion", while other fans said that they would be more offended if the character was changed.
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