lets start with the insa**** setup which is like, EXTREMELY popular in dangan mafia for whatever reason.
both of these were created within the past three days. people play these. the setup title is an ableist slur and people refuse to change the name or premise which is incredibly ableist as explained in the link(players use auditory and visual hallucinations to create Drama in the game and are encouraged to emotionally commit suicide)
the setup creator offers no apologies for the disgusting ableism presented by joking about mental illness(even so much as downplaying the requests of other users, “people who are super offended”, as if it is a joke). while the setting of mental asylums is indeed a common horror trope, characters who are encouraged to act as if they are “going insa**”. mental asylums as a setting in themselves are touchy subjects, due to the fact that many were and are heavily abusive towards the mentally ill and have a history of having been extremely negative places. many people who are diagnosed with mental illness have had negative experiences with such places and systematic abuse is NOTHING to joke about or make light of in such a place of an rp. exploring other answers by the setup’s creator…
they continually dismiss people who have had experiences with these topics, playing it off as the fault of the ones implying that the premise itself may be ableist due to the fact that dangan ronpa falls under the category of “horror”. while this is true, horror as a genre does not entitle you to make light of serious topics like mental illness for the sake of roleplay.
a link to a game of the setup in question, displaying extremely ableist slurs and rules for the game. “Pass is cr*zy … The virus makes you act cr*zy. … You have turned insane. Play that however you like.”
this post is one defending the use of the setup, saying that those who use characters with mental illnesses are simply interested in “dark stuff”(mental illness and suicide) or merely attempting to act out fantasies that may be destructive or illegal. this statement implies that those with mental illness commonly display destructive behaviour and is, in itself, ableist. they proceed to use ableist slurs to describe the setup and request for other users to merely ignore its existence if they believe it is ableist. they close their request off with a statement that is fairly emotionally manipulative by implying that any criticism to this stance is merely “hate”, not simply criticism, commentary, or debate.
the setup description. take this as you will.
while this is one of the most glaring examples of ableism in dangan mafia, there are players that do use ableist jokes and slurs.
these are two examples of the same ableist jokes in separate games. there are many, many others i could attempt to locate, however these were both said tonight and they were the easiest to locate as examples.
all of these things are REALLY ABLEIST and its disgusting and while i REALLY DO ENCOURAGE people to at least attempt to change something they likely wont because dangan mafia is gross. if you have any questions or commentary or want to correct something or want sources to the posts i have here ask me i guess w/e