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EA Receiving 'Thousands Of Anti-Gay Letters'

Ban this filth now!

Ah, so that’s why Electronic Arts are the worst company in America, they’ve been snuggling up to the gays.

GamesIndustry.Biz reports that “several thousand” letters and emails protesting at the inclusion of same sex or LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) content in various games including latest mega-smash Mass Effect 3.

Letters have been sent to many members of EA’s executive team and there are threats to boycott their games. Some of the letters suggest EA has been pressured into adding gay relationships to its games and the company is ‘forcing’ children to be exposed to the content.

Most of the letters come from Florida where the Florida Family Association has set up an email campaign as it is possible in Star Wars: The Old Republic to create “Darth RuPaula, a combination of Darth Vader, one of the most popular Star Wars characters, and RuPaul, the renown transgender cross dresser.”

Got to laugh, haven’t you?

Electronic Arts issued the following statement:

“EA has not been pressured by any groups to include LGBT characters in our games. However, we have met with LBGT groups and sponsored industry forums to discuss content and harassment of players in online forums. In short, we do put options for same-sex relationships in our games; we don’t tolerate hate speech on our forums.”

The FFA say “There were no LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) characters in any of the Star Wars movies.” Perhaps not, but they seem to have overlooked Ziro The Hutt, Jabba’s rather gay uncle who appeared in The Clone Wars, a TV show for children.

Also, C3-PO – come on, obvious or what?

Of course it would help if any of the content that people are protesting about is erotic. It’s not, it’s about as exciting as two Ken dolls trying to get jiggy.

And now a gallery showing off the Florida Family Association’s best photoshop skills, a letter EA received and a pic of Ziro The Hutt working the ‘feathers behind the ear’ look.

You go girl.

Source: GamesIndustry.Biz

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79 Comments
  1. Boomshanks
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Being gay is bad. What’s better is abusing little children, of the same sex mind, and pressuring them into not ever telling anyone and then when it comes out still try to act like nothing bad has happened.

    I still find it strange that some people think being gay is a choice.

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 11:28.
    • tatoemonkey
      Member
      Since: Apr 2009

      Thumbs up to you well said

      Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 11:34.
  2. Death_In_Flamez
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    *facepalm*

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 11:31.
  3. Spotter5
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Why can’t these people see that love is love?

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 11:32.
  4. minerwilly
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Americans.

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 11:32.
  5. tatoemonkey
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Good on EA but this its hardly the first homoendevour to grace our consoles and it certainley won’t be the last. As a youngster I suffered a fair bit of abuse as a gay female even now in my late twenties I have seen the ignorance levels drop a fair whack change is coming and the message is get educated or get left behind.

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 11:33.
  6. tonycawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    Correct me if I’m wrong here, but mass effect 3 is rated for 18+ right? Why are kids playing it?

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 11:43.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Don’t you know? Age restrictions don’t apply to children.

      Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 11:47.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        You are so going to be my lawyer in my upcoming court hearing.

        Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 13:43.
      • chucky342
        Member
        Since: Jul 2011

        I just wish i could thumb up this comment

        Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 02:05.
  7. DirtyHabit
    Member
    Since: Forever

    What a joke.

    I was quietly impressed with ME3 when Sheppard was talking to the gay guy about loosing his husband. Think thats the first time I’ve seen a gay role played seriously rather than some stereotype characature.

    Was impressed with the mature approach TBH. It was more about the relationship/emotional side of things rather than getting hung up on his sexuality. Which was great to see IMO.

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 11:44.
    • DirtyHabit
      Member
      Since: Forever

      *caricature

      Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 11:45.
    • Nocure-fd
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      Go watch The Wire :)

      Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 12:07.
      • McProley
        Member
        Since: Aug 2011

        Good old Omar!

        Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 12:16.
      • BrendanCalls
        Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
        Since: Forever

        Omar is the best character ever written for TV….not even debatable ;-)

        Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 12:21.
      • DirtyHabit
        Member
        Since: Forever

        Not watched the Wire, but I meant character in a game rather than TV/film.

        Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 12:26.
      • Nocure-fd
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        Sure thing DH, I did not misunderstand that.

        Still, If you haven’t watched The Wire, why are you still here and not sitting down to watch the best TV series ever made?

        Go now! No excuses! :P

        Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 13:13.
      • jikomanzoku
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Omar comin’! Omar comin’!!

        Comment posted on 06/04/2012 at 22:09.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      you ever played fable 2?

      bit of a spoiler here for anybody who hasn’t played the game, not a major plot related one but still, be aware.

      i know fable isn’t exactly a paragon of maturity, but there was one quest that stood out for me.
      there’s a point where this farmer asks you to find a wife for his son so they can take over the farm, the farmer’s wife gets killed earlier in the game, and he gives you a letter to give to a suitable women in the town.
      he then tells you to talk to his son to find out what kind of women he’s interested in, but after talking to him, you get the idea that maybe he’s not interested in any kind of woman.

      you can go to the town and give the letter to a man, and when you go back and tell the farmer he and his son talk it out.
      his son says he’s gay and he has no interest in becoming a farmer, but he didn’t want to disappoint his father.

      the farmer says he had no idea but he just wants what’s best for his son, so they sell the farm and move to the city.

      i thought that was a nice little quest featuring a gay character that didn’t need to follow some stereotype about what a gay person is like or just being about them trying to have sex.

      mind you, if you give the letter to a woman you might still get a happy ending, i never actually tried.

      anyway, i found a video.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxT4nzysGaE

      Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 19:24.
  8. SH Number 7/Mini-Lipscombe
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    WHAT THE FUCK! This is absolutely ridiculous!
    I’ve heard of people complaining about gay scenes in ME3, but it’s so stupid these aren’t things that you can get by accident, you have to actively pursue the relationship to get it! I bet a lot of the people doing it are closet homosexual homophobes who chose it but then complained so they “wouldn’t be gay”.

    At least there may be “thousands” sending these letters but there’s millions who have played the game, and have not complained or as my self happy with the content being there, even though I did avoid any romantic conversations with men.

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 11:45.
  9. PoorPaddy89
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Fuck these idiots. Bioware and EA are doing a stellar job of trying to bring same-sex relationships into games without making them into ridiculous stereotypes. The industry should be taking note from them, and give the finger to hate groups like these.

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 12:20.
  10. bigbaldwolf
    Member
    Since: Mar 2012

    Oh no, people are being exposed to everyday life. We must run away now before we are all sucked into 2012.

    On a serious note, these people need to go home, re evaluate their own existence and only come out when they see sense. It’s just ridiculous that people send threatening letters because there is a gay scene. There were lesbian scenes in the last 2 games but that’s ok isn’t it. Pathetic

    Comment posted on 05/04/2012 at 12:20.

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