A gay gamer with the gamertag "theGAYERgamer" has had his name banned from Xbox Live for being "offensive." As we all know, Xbox Live is a hotbed of homophobia, but it seems that if enough bigots raise the alarm, they will be appeased.
So, even if Microsoft employees don't find a name offensive, they will take it down if enough people whine about it. Of course, it's not certain whether people complained because they thought the name was homophobic, or if they were themselves homophobes who were offended because of "dem darn faggits on mah Live," but given Xbox Live's majority clientèle ... I think we can more or less rule out the former case.
That's just sad. While I don't agree with one advertising their sexuality (I don't scream mine from the rooftops unwarranted), one should have a right to do it if they wish. The man wants us to know he's a gayer gamer than everybody else, so he should be able to tell us. It's a shame that small-minded idiots on Xbox Live can have their way instead.
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