Is Nintendo really banning female characters from Mario Kart? Well, here is the rumor that some on the internet believed this week.
Since its launch in 2014, Mario Kart 8 has been a family favorite around the world. From Dragon Driftway to Rainbow Road, there’s a path and character for everyone.
But this week saw a shocking rumor spread about the beloved Nintendo game.
Read on as we debunk this wild claim.
So, has Nintendo banned its female Mario Kart characters?
Fortunately, the answer is no. The rumors originated from a satirical gaming news site hard disk.
Despite being known for their Onion-esque comedy style, the internet is a big place. Of course, not everyone has heard of the hard drive, and as a result, it is often discovered by a huge number of unsuspecting readers.
Uploaded yesterday, May 19, Controversial prank He claimed that due to Nintendo’s ties to Saudi Arabia, the company would no longer allow its female characters to drive on Mario Kart.
Hard Drive even went so far as to assign fake quotes to Nintendo boss Doug Bowser in an effort to make his jokes more believable.
The piece was supposed to be a dig at Nintendo, which was done this week announce 5 percent of its company is Saudi-owned.
How did the audience react?
The hard drive has made the internet frenzy.
Some Twitter users shared the joke:
However, others weren’t quite sure what they could do:
Fortunately, it was all a joke. At least we think so, right?
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