Nintendo is pushing a new patch for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch which will bring it up to version 1.1. One of the changes in the update is that one of the gestures is being modified due to it being offensive to some.
The particular gesture is carried out by the Inkling Girl where she flexes to screen in times of triumph. When carrying out the gesture, she flexes her right arm while placing her left hand on her bicep all while sneering back at the camera. Apparently, the gesture is deemed offensive to some in countries like France, Brazil, and Italy. Reportedly, it is similar to what the French call “bras d’honneur” and Brazillians call “dar uma banana.” In the UK, it is more commonly linked it to the action of “Up Yours.”
Now, the taunt has been modified so that Inkling Girl simply flexes her arm without placing her hand on her bicep.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available now for the Nintendo Switch.