BREAKING NEWS: Offensive tweet by prominent Mortal Kombat character raises controversy

BREAKING NEWS: Offensive tweet by prominent Mortal Kombat character raises controversy

We reached out to Midway Interactive CEO "Ed Boon" who declined to comment. Midway shareholders will hold a meeting on whether to sever ties with Sub-Zero (born Bi-Han of the Lin Kuei tribe) over comments made on the social media platform which has over 80 thousand users. 


Today could be a sad day for fans of Mortal Kombat.

Shacknews has confirmed that around 12:00pm on January 18th, the verified twitter account of the Lin Kuei ninja "Sub-Zero" posted a series of offensive tweets. Midway Interactive and close associates of the Kombatant have declined to comment. The account was suspended later that afternoon at 3:30pm.  


The offensive tweet follows the recent announcement of the first Mortal Kombat film in over 20 years, set to release later this year on HBO Max, and then Plex servers worldwide. Shareholders are probably worried this could hurt the Mortal Kombat stock, which currently sits at twenty dollars per share on the S&P 500. 

Other tweets recovered by investigators included the following, all of which spurred hordes of twitter users to call for the account to be deleted. Those vocal against the Kombatant's remarks include actors such as Will Smith (I am Legend, Independence Day), Cindy Crawford (who was in magazines in the 1990s), Jordan B Peterson (Black Tiger, Creed) and Mark Hamill, who played the leading role of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars Trilogy and its' 2 sequels. 


The final tweet follows the violent raid on the capitol which left several people dead and hundreds of dollars in property damage to the government building. Many of those attending the capitol raid were, like Sub-Zero self-identified as both Christian and MAGA supporters, but none were confirmed to be actual trained ninja's, despite photographic evidence of said MAGA supporters rappelling up the side of the wall, with acrobatic ease, like ninja's, in order to trespass onto government property. 

Shacknews Urban Correspondent Mr. Sleepy reporting on this developing story. Stay safe out there, folks. 

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    January 18, 2021 9:47 PM

    Follow the recent controversy. Shacknews reports on recent offensive tweets made by well known Kombatant “Sub-Zero”

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      January 18, 2021 9:50 PM

      That second tweet is unforgiveable.

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      January 18, 2021 9:52 PM

      Rain Johnson is a good director though. Have you seen looper? Or knives out?


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        January 18, 2021 9:54 PM

        Rían, even

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        January 18, 2021 10:32 PM

        Or The Last Jedi?

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        January 18, 2021 10:46 PM

        He’s a good director when it comes to original material. Just keep him away from any franchises because he’s too busy subverting expectations to have it make any sense.

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          January 18, 2021 10:53 PM

          His Breaking Bad episodes were great too. I think last Jedi was an outlier

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          January 18, 2021 11:12 PM

          If we're talking about incoherence then Abrams is the biggest example of that outside of Michael Bay, and at least with Bay chaos is his aesthetic. Abrams strategy is to whiz things by on screen so quickly that you miss that nothing makes sense and nothing is resolved. He communicates feeling in an ersatz Spielberg way that is completely surface level, and after you're done with the movie if you give it a second thought you're wondering what actually made sense.

          With Johnson there is no subversion. There are surprises, but what happens makes total sense for each of the main characters (what is the thing that will challenge them the most?) as well as making sense structurally. He is fastidious about structure and how it relates to character arcs, you can chart his movies out on graph paper.

          The only other big director who is as much of a stickler for structure is Nolan, and he puts such a primary focus on structure that it is generally at the expense of character. They're cold clockwork things in comparison.

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            January 18, 2021 11:15 PM

            Relevant quote from Chris Pine: “I tell the story about J.J. (Abrams) in the first film when I’d run on the deck of the ship and say something to the blue screen about something. And I had no idea what I was talking about. And I said to J.J., “I’d love to do with more time, cause I don’t know what I’m saying. if you could tell me what I’m saying, it would be a great help.” And he said, “It doesn’t matter. You just run, you say it as fast and earnestly and urgently as possible, and no one is gonna care.

            Abrams on himself: "I've never been great at endings," Abrams said. He added, "I don't actually think I'm good at anything, but I know how to begin a story. Ending a story is tough."

            He should have stayed a showrunner. Good high level idea guy to kick things off and leave the rest to actual storytellers

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              January 19, 2021 3:45 AM

              I don't have your insight into movie analysis but I find I generally agree with your takes on JJ and RJ especially. JJ in Star Wars always came across to me as if you took the worst of the forums at and gave one of those people a 100 millions dollar budget.

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                January 19, 2021 6:16 AM

                I still enjoy The Force Awakens, though upon repeated viewings it feels a little hollow. Was still a good re-introduction to the universe and new characters and has a few really great scenes.

                No comment on The Rise of Skywalker :)

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                January 19, 2021 8:33 AM

                Yes and Luke would have been this amazing hero and his character would have had about 1 inch of depth. TLJ had faults, but at least it remembered that Luke has a lot of flaws and impatience in the OT. It was the fans that chose not to remember that.

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                January 19, 2021 10:06 AM

                People acting all surprised at stuff happening in TLJ missed very important clues and to be fair most are subtle. He even understood many of the rules set up in all the prior Star Wars movies and follows them so it spans well outside his film and he leveraged it effectively.

                But on second or more viewings you catch it. He does this a lot in his other works but he keeps it much lighter and less subtle in TLJ compared to them. Knives Out was Rian being his most subtle with clues compared to all his prior work.

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              January 19, 2021 10:43 AM

              At least he’s self aware?

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      January 18, 2021 9:55 PM

      subzero ur better than this

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      January 18, 2021 9:56 PM

      God Damnit, I was a sub zero main 😫

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      January 18, 2021 9:59 PM

      I need to know what Scorpion has to say about this fiasco.

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        January 19, 2021 10:56 AM

        That’s tomorrow’s article. These are great Sleepy.

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      January 18, 2021 10:07 PM

      That must be the evil brother. Kuai Liang is the good one; I looked it up.

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      January 18, 2021 10:25 PM


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      January 18, 2021 10:29 PM

      I thought you were Shacknews Senior Urban Corespondent? Did you get demoted?

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      January 19, 2021 3:34 AM

      Now plain zero.

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      January 19, 2021 5:58 AM

      legit lol hahaha

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      January 19, 2021 6:14 AM


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      January 19, 2021 6:20 AM

      2021 WHAT HVE YOU DONe

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      January 19, 2021 7:49 AM

      Sleepy burying the unremovable article, doing gods work!

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      January 19, 2021 8:21 AM

      Bi-Han is now Noob Saibot. Or is it just Sub Zero in black face?

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      January 19, 2021 8:26 AM


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      January 19, 2021 8:27 AM

      Hahaha I thought this was about the actor that played Sub Zero and my libel detectors went off the chart!

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      January 19, 2021 10:07 AM

      Lol, this is your best one yet.

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