Bay Drops Controversial Robots From Transformers Sequel16 May 2010
Bay Drops Controversial Robots From Transformers Sequel
The robots, Mudflap and Skids, also known as The Twins, were featured in the second movie Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen but their inclusion was heavily criticised with some bloggers calling the characters "racist" stereotypes.
The accusations stem from the characters' use of exaggerated slang, while one of the robots sported a gold tooth and was illiterate.
Bay has now confirmed the offensive Autobots won't be returning for the follow-up, which has now gone into production in California.
In a post on his movie forum, Shoot For the Edit, Bay writes, "The Twins are not back in T3."
Bay previously defended his inclusion of the characters, insisting the robots were not meant to cause any offence.
He said, "I don't know if it's stereotypes - they are robots, by the way. These are the voice actors. This is kind of the direction they were taking the characters and we went with it."
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