In what may be the most amazing controversy of all time, thousands of video gamers (Are we still calling them that?) have written to EA to complain about the inclusion of homosexual characters and situations in their games Mass Effect 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic. Again, thousands of people took time out of their day to complain about gay video game content. Be proud America!
The Family Research Council, once again proving themselves to be a complete pack of as*holes, has gotten in on the fun too, saying; “In a new Star Wars game, the biggest threat to the empire may be homosexual activists!” Wouldn’t the biggest threat be the whole bestiality that ensues when a human and alien sleep together Research Council? Or hey, how about the fact that half the kids in America spend all their time playing video games as opposed to reading.Kind of seems more pressing, you know, if you’re thinking about the well-being of children and families.
Even better is that many of these letters claim that EA has been pressured by LGBT organizations to include gay characters in their games. Because we all know the quickest way for the gay community to gain acceptance is through a video game that shows a lovely lady and a blue faced alien woman (Are aliens even assigned a sex technically?) making out. Also, who needs gay marriage when you can watch two virtual dudes enjoy some light body contact?
EA seems to be standing their ground despite the “controversy” so get ready for a complete sh*tstorm next year when they release their newest game — RuPaul’s Drag Race: One Queen To Rule.
EA defends itself against thousands of anti-gay letters [Game Industry International]