i’m not saying all gay media has to be perfect. some of my favorite gay media has some glaring flaws in its sensitivity and social awareness. and i’m certainly not going to judge anyone for enjoying dream daddy. the currently-known-to-be-playable content of the game seems really sweet and wholesome, and lord knows the gay community always needs more sweet and wholesome media as opposed to media where every gay person dies or gets their life otherwise ruined.
HOWEVER, it really does upset me on some level to see non-gay-men telling the mostly-gay-male body of people who are criticizing it that they’re being performative, or overreacting, or whatever else. just like you’re allowed to enjoy the game, we’re allowed to talk about how we feel this game wasn’t made for us, or how we’re insulted and upset by the stupid grimdark Cult Ending that’s a slap in the face to gay religious folk and gay cult survivors, or how we don’t like that money made from this game that bills itself as diverse is going to racists, or any number of other things. try to understand how we feel, or try to understand that just because you DON’T understand how we feel, doesn’t mean how we feel is fake or stupid.