Nintendo removed offensive hand gesture animation from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The latest update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe removes an offensive hand gesture animation that only the Inkling characters from Splatoon were able to pull off in game.

You can see in the images below (top: pre update, bottom post-update) that the Inkling Girl would turn around when performing a trick to taunt other players by crossing her arms in a “Up Yours” gesture.

With the most recent update, the Inklings no longer cross their arms. While it’s silly to think anyone would find this offensive where I come from personally, I understand why Nintendo wanted to remove it.