Stephen Fry, Charlie Brooker lend support to EA over LGBT game content row

9 April, 2012 - 9:49 pm by

Actor and author Stephen Fry and journalist Charlie Brooker are among those to speak up in support of EA over a letter writing campaign directed at the publisher from anti-gay protestors.

This comes as a number of US religious groups have mobilised in objection to the inclusion of homosexual character choices in EA/BioWare titles such as Mass Effect 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

This has since resulted in an online petition in support of the EA’s public rebuke of the complaints.

At the time of writing, All Out’s Electronic Arts: Keep Fighting the Dark Side online petition has nearly 40,000 signatures.

Both Fry and Brooker took to Twitter to advertise their support.

“If you do 0 else today, do join me and @Yoda to help game-maker @ea stand strong against anti gay hate & the dark side,” wrote Fry.

“Good for @EA for telling the homophobes to f*** off. Petition here http://www.allout.org/en/actions/theforce or you could just tweet @EA,” furthered Brooker.

“They should make *every* character in their games gay for a year just to wind up the bigots. Starting with the FIFA franchise,” Brooker suggested.

“In the next Modern Warfare, they should have a special ‘gay’ gun that’s better than all the others, thus forcing online players to use it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to sign up to the petition and voice your opinion then by all means go to www.allout.org/en/actions/theforce  and fight against the anti-gay dark side!