Call of Duty YouTuber Slammed For Homophobic Rant

Call of Duty YouTuber Slammed For Homophobic Rant
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Jack Marsh

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24th Jan 2023 09:56

A popular Call of Duty content creator has been slammed by the community after embarking on a homophobic rant aimed at the LGBTQ+ flags within Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2.

The anonymous self-professed Warzone hacker hunter "Call of Shame" has taken to Twitter to call out Activision. This rant is aimed at the publisher for not allowing "bacon lettuce and tomato" pride flags to be censored.

The online assault on the LGBTQ+ flags began because the YouTuber believes that "Christians and Muslims" shouldn't have to be exposed to Pride "nonsense" and that "snowflakes" can't handle these opinions.

Call Of Shame Slammed For Homophobic Rant About Pride Flags

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The YouTuber, who is already a controversial figure in the industry after their content has been accused of witch-hunting innocent players, called for Activision to deploy a toggle so players can disable seeing LGBTQ+ content.

However, their claims have since been smacked down by the community, who have rallied behind the Pride flags. "Maybe if you got good at the game and stopped being destroyed by gay people all the time this wouldn't be as much of a problem for you?" said one fan on Twitter.

Another added, "How fragile does your masculinity have to be to get upset about Pride flags in a video game? LMAO stay mad loser." A third concluded, "Sad little baby man can't handle being worse at MW2 than queer people." 

LGBTQ+ Allies Rally Behind Pride Flags In Call of Duty

Others also pointed out that the robotic alias also chose to target people's "opinions," yet chose to insult the LGBTQ+ community. "Upset at rainbow flags but calls everyone else triggered snowflakes lol," added another fan.

Many pointed out that characters within the Call of Duty franchise are openly gay. Chief Kate Laswell from the Modern Warfare 2 campaign is in a marriage with an unnamed wife, while Prophet from Black Ops 4 was also gay.

The YouTuber has since doubled down on their stance, claiming, "If my post offends you, too bad." That's all well and good, but remember, Activision doesn't take homophobia lightly.

There's been a slew of internal investigations, and more recently, a wave of bans against players for bigoted comments made in-game.

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