10/27/2011 03:38 PMPosted by WixieLook I'm gay, and I could tell it was a joke,
Thanks for sharing but I don't care.
It was wrong.
10/27/2011 03:44 PMPosted by SobraliaNow, I have, in the past, used terms like "gay" to describe something that had occurred. Like "Man I just got ganked by a higher level.. how gay."
Casual use of a slur. How charming! Next you're going to say it doesn't really mean you were calling your opponent homosexual.But that's just another way of me saying "lame". In that context, it would be really weird to put your literal perspective on things and turn my words into "Man, I just got ganked by a higher level.. how dare that person put me in this homosexual position."
But... that is what you are saying. That is what the word means. People didn't just randomly decide for no reason to use the word 'gay' as a putdown. It has a long history of being used to put down your opponent. It is a way of making someone a little less human in your eyes. An offensive word doesn't become magically un-offensive because you don't mean it offensively.
BTW it's not okay to casually call events or people that annoy you "lame" either.
If you absolutely *need* to put down your opponent, there's no shortage of words that have no history of use as a slur you could use instead. "Jerk," "d-bag," "a-hole," perfectly punchy putdowns that don't insult anyone but the person you mean to insult.
10/27/2011 02:44 PMPosted by WolverieneHas nothing to do with the alliance or horde.
But... that is what you are saying. That is what the word means. People didn't just randomly decide for no reason to use the word 'gay' as a putdown. It has a long history
10/27/2011 03:49 PMPosted by ZephrynWho cares if he called the Alliance " Ga* " he didn't literally mean they were all a bunch of homosexuals... It's used just like when you say something " Sucks " or is " Dumb ". That's just how it is these days... You guys need to deal with it and stop QQing about. Obama supports Homosexuals so why do you even care if he actually DID call them Ga*? lol. I understand that this is a serious problem for some people, but if you are literally Homosexual, then why should you be offended? Shouldn't you be proud of being Ga*? I think people just look for any reason to start drama or QQ about something.
10/27/2011 02:45 PMPosted by AngerthasBusinesswise, you couldn't have done something more terrible to help Blizzard's competitors than this episode. I've owned every Blizzard product since Orcs and Humans and I couldn't be more disappointed in the company right now.
10/27/2011 03:49 PMPosted by ZephrynIt's used just like when you say something " Sucks " or is " Dumb ". That's just how it is these days... You guys need to deal with it and stop QQing about.
You people are obviously looking to get offended, and nothing I (or Blizzard, for that matter)could possibly say will dissuade you.
Its not the fact that the video exists. Or the language used. Its the fact that the person in it used that language deeming himself a bigot, with bigoted hate speech in tow. This person was lauded, praise, invited, and even paraded in front of folks AT AN OFFICIAL BLIZZARD EVENT WITH AN OFFICIAL SPOT IN THAT EVENT.
Therefore we had concluded that blizzard now supports bigotry and bias against gays and emos.
Whats more, is we WANT to be proven wrong but recordings dont lie.
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