Social media has slammed the founders of The Mahjong Line for removing traditional Chinese numbers and symbols typically found on the tiles of the game. Photo: The Mahjong Line
Social media has slammed the founders of The Mahjong Line for removing traditional Chinese numbers and symbols typically found on the tiles of the game. Photo: The Mahjong Line

US mahjong set maker accused of cultural appropriation apologises for mahjong set stripped of Chinese numbers and symbols, saying ‘We are deeply sorry’

  • Dallas, Texas-based The Mahjong Line this week issued an apology after its redesigned version of the game came under fire
  • Social media users slammed the company for removing the usual Chinese numbers and symbols and replacing them with bars of soap, cherries and flour

Social media has slammed the founders of The Mahjong Line for removing traditional Chinese numbers and symbols typically found on the tiles of the game. Photo: The Mahjong Line
Social media has slammed the founders of The Mahjong Line for removing traditional Chinese numbers and symbols typically found on the tiles of the game. Photo: The Mahjong Line
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