Hatsune Miku: COLORFUL STAGE! cancels event over outrage from “indigenous” costumes

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Hatsune Miku: COLORFUL STAGE! is a music/rhythm game that launched late last year in December for western audiences.

The game originally had come out only in Japan back on September 30, 2020 – so the Japanese version is currently well ahead of the English version with content.

Being ahead of the western release also means there have been many more events that have come out, which the English speaking audience has been aware of months in advance of when it finally comes west.

One such event is called “Revival my dream”, which follows a tale where players learn of the backstories for one of the characters. However, the event drew controversy from English fans for the inclusion of certain character outfits in the game’s gacha for the event.

The outrage arose from certain people saying the outfits for two of the girls, Emu and Nene, were an “insensitive portrayal of indigenous culture”. The special outfits they have for this event appear similar to stereotypical appearance of tribal people.

Now publisher Sega and developer Colorful Palette announced the complete cancelation of this event. They’re not just removing the offending cards, but also the story content, as well as the other cards no one had mentioned taking issue with.

Response to this news has been rather negative from both Twitter and Reddit. Some of the posts on the subreddit for Hatsune Miku: COLORFUL STAGE! includes users who have stated this move has done enough for them to stop spending money on the gacha or even uninstalling the game.

Hatsune Miku: COLORFUL STAGE! is available for both iOS and Android.

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