Kanye West & Future Criticized As "Sexist" For "I Won" Video Game
Kanye West and Future have been criticized for their "I Won" video game, which features players tossing chains at women who become trophies.
"Move mouse left to right to direct the dotted line," the game's instructions say. "Click the left mouse button to toss a chain on your trophy. Yo, but wait! Hold before releasing to increase toss height and add them style points to your game."
In the game, players toss chains at women, who then become trophies if the chains hit the women.
Several publications have criticized Future and Kanye West for the nature of the game.
"When Future and Kanye West released 'I Won' back in April, Future said the song was intended to be 'uplifting' for women," Huffington Post says. "That warranted a conversation about an intersectional understanding of marriage. The horrifyingly sexist video game that Future released this week as a companion to the song? That really only warrants a conversation about the next available time you can take a shower. Behold, the 8-bit version of objectification, in which players attempt to acquire a trophy wife, by chucking gold chains at bikini-clad women, turning them into literal trophies."
Gigwise also critiqued the game.
"'I Won' saw Future and Kanye boast about how attractive their respective spouses - Ciara and Kim Kardashian - are, calling them 'trophies,'" the publication says. "Now, you too can turn grown adult women into inanimate objects with the 'I Won' video game! To gain points, carelessly toss chains at bikini-clad women as they saunter across the beach, and turn them into a gold cup. Brilliant. Play it below, if you really hate yourself/women that much."
The game is available below.