hey I just wanted you to know a fairly big youtuber made a really gross video about the LGBT+ posts and is just accumulating anti's to be against it (though he says hes not hes still giving those people a voice/excuse). here is the video if you wanna let people know or report it put this after the youtube URL /watch?v=Rc2mIXzEgeQ
Eh, it’s the same thing with that other in-game post (though the guy in the video is much more of an obnoxious prick about it):
The emphasis in the picture is “Keep your POLITICS out of my SPLATOON,” but usually what they really mean is: “Keep YOUR politics out of MY game.”
Too many gamers balk at anything even remotely “political” showing up in what’s supposed to their form of escapism. Like the guy in the video said, he plays games to get away from those kinds of topics, presumably because he can’t handle them and doesn’t want to bother. He says he has no issue with any LGBTQ+ people (lol okay buddy) but he gets mad at the posts and starts reporting all the supportive stuff as innappropriate and laughs at anything mocking or slightly jokey about the topic.
I don’t recommend watching btw, because it’s just… dumb. It’s all the same boring, unoriginal tripe about “muh escapism” and “kids game.” As if there aren’t trans/genderfluid/queer kids, or like kids can’t handle the fact that someone can be attracted to someone of the same gender, or as if those people aren’t also using the game to escape from the real world kicking their shit in on a daily basis because of things they can’t control about themselves. The mere acknowledgement of certain peoples’ existence has been politicized, and since there’s a lot of real world debate going on around those things people like this guy get mad when they show up in the media they use to ignore that. But then turn around and play some shit like this (yes, it’s Metal Gear Solid 2), turn off their brains, and say “Ah yes, this is the good, apolitical stuff.” It’s like that Gundam meme:
These dudes need to get over themselves. It’ll be the same people who get upset about “snowflakes needing safe spaces” that get mad because people express themselves in games like this. Like, bruh, you really thought queer people or trans people, or PoC didn’t play games too? Get the fuck outta here. Ignore it if you’re gonna ignore it, but don’t be no salty bitch about it.
oh hey I’m rambling but yeah, fuck that guy I guess, whatever.