There was some controversy over the image used for the Massacre In Moscow. The newsflash located in the lower right corner said "Thai King Deported". The Mafia Wars Thai players took offense to this and made it known on Get Satisfaction. The Thai King is greatly respected and in their culture it's not cool to make fun or create spoofs. The Thai King in question is the fictional character from our game but his name is too close to the real Thai King.
Get Satisfaction Thread which notified Zynga of the issue.
(1). It also shows that Zynga cares about other cultures and was not aware that this was something that would be portrayed as disrespect. Here is the Zynga Forum post which addresses this issue and provides an apology and a solution.
Thai King Deported
Message From The Team:
And here is the new graphic that now says Unrest In Thailand. Next time they should just use an image of President Obama.