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BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized

The closing performance at BlizzCon 2011 by Level 90 Epic Tauren Chieftain has drawn fire from GLAAD for anti-gay slurs in a lead-in video from guest singer George 'Corpseater' Fisher from Cannibal Corpse, reports GayGamer. Word is: "The problem? His hate for the Alliance. Specifically, the anti-gay language used to describe them. Though bleeped-out, Fisher's diatribe calls Alliance players a number of anti-gay slurs, and declares that they should die." They say this "has prompted GLAAD to initiate an outreach to Blizzard." VG247 notes the following official comment on this from Blizzard:

Thank you everyone for your feedback regarding the closing night performance at BlizzCon. While we had some other messaging worked up we were going to post, the members of band wanted to instead address it themselves:

Hey guys, we read and heard all the feedback from BlizzCon this year. The Corpsegrinder bit was never intended to be taken seriously. We are sorry that we offended anyone; everything at our shows is just meant in fun. Thank you all for speaking up. We’ll definitely keep this in mind for future shows.

Our humblest apologies,

Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain

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132. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 19:36 ventry
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 19:11:

Place 100,000 gay men (or women) on an island with NO access to adoption or IVF and that group of citizens will be dead and gone in around 50 years. No way to procreate you see.

So you're suggesting homosexuality is a completely normal way for nature to address overpopulation in a species?

No.
That is the product of your over fertile imagination.
 
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131. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 19:35 AnointedSword
 
Kitkoan wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 19:29:
AnointedSword wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 19:26:
Christianphobes!

This has nothing to do with religion. Please don't try to drag religion in as some kinda false-leverage to the subject at hand.

Sorry, you just dragged homosexuality into my gaming site...Now it has everything to do with Christ. Like I said, nature itself is also witness...
 
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130. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 19:34 Prez
 
How many of them have to worry about themselves because of the fact that another gay one of them tied to lamppost, beaten, burned and killed in public only 3 days ago? And this wasn't the first or last time it will happen, just because they were gay?


Horrible things happen to blacks, whites, Asians, Hindus, to Muslims, Christians, Jews, atheists, to heterosexuals, bi-sexuals, transexuals, men, women, children, transvestites, to everybody every single day. Gays are not special. No one should have to suffer such things, but it's a sad fact of life and human nature that they do and will. We all wish we could end the suffering wrought by evil people - any decent person would, but crying about some stupid, harmless thing some goofball said won't help one bit.

And please don't try to infer that his speech can be considered "inflammatory"; that's just an insultingly stupid notion, just as it was when people suggested it about some goofy developer naming an achievement "Stupid whore" or something like that. It's childish idiocy.



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129. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 19:33 AnointedSword
 
Draugr wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 19:21:
ventry wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 19:03:
Place 100,000 gay men (or women) on an island with NO access to adoption or IVF and that group of citizens will be dead and gone in around 50 years. No way to procreate you see.

The same thing could be said about placing 100 heterosexual men (or women) on an island. It's also a point that serves no purpose.

Nice twist, but no matter how you slice it... God and nature did not intend homosexuality. You do not have to believe in God, even though the evidence within impartial science is mounting in favor of a creator, but nature speaks for itself.
 
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128. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 19:29 Kitkoan
 
AnointedSword wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 19:26:
Christianphobes!

This has nothing to do with religion. Please don't try to drag religion in as some kinda false-leverage to the subject at hand.
 
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127. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 19:28 Kitkoan
 
eunichron wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 19:14:
Kitkoan wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 19:05:
Homosexuality is found in over 400 different animal species. Homo-phobia is only found in one. Which one would you consider "natural"?

"Homosexuality" and "homosexual tendencies" are two entirely different things. I could go out right now and have sex with another man, but it doesn't make me a homosexual, because I'm still primarily attracted to women.

Animals like sheep have been observed being strictly homosexual, refusing to have sex with females but will happily have sex with other male sheep. And homosexual life-partner pairing has been noted before in other animal species.
 
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126. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 19:26 AnointedSword
 
Christianphobes!  
If you were right, I would be agreeing with you.
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125. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 19:21 Draugr
 
ventry wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 19:03:
Place 100,000 gay men (or women) on an island with NO access to adoption or IVF and that group of citizens will be dead and gone in around 50 years. No way to procreate you see.

The same thing could be said about placing 100 heterosexual men (or women) on an island. It's also a point that serves no purpose.
 
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124. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 19:20 Kitkoan
 
Prez wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 19:13:
Kitkoan wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 19:05:

Homosexuality is found in over 400 different animal species.

How many of them were offended by Cannibal Corpse at BlizzCon?
How many of them have to worry about themselves because of the fact that another gay one of them tied to lamppost, beaten, burned and killed in public only 3 days ago? And this wasn't the first or last time it will happen, just because they were gay?
 
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123. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 19:14 eunichron
 
Kitkoan wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 19:05:
Homosexuality is found in over 400 different animal species. Homo-phobia is only found in one. Which one would you consider "natural"?

"Homosexuality" and "homosexual tendencies" are two entirely different things. I could go out right now and have sex with another man, but it doesn't make me a homosexual, because I'm still primarily attracted to women.

Besides, is not the point of controlling "hate-speech" the idea that we are better than animals? The belief that we are conscious of our actions and are able to control them above and beyond our natural instincts?
 
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122. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 19:13 Prez
 
Kitkoan wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 19:05:

Homosexuality is found in over 400 different animal species.

How many of them were offended by Cannibal Corpse at BlizzCon?
 
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121. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 19:11 PHJF
 

Place 100,000 gay men (or women) on an island with NO access to adoption or IVF and that group of citizens will be dead and gone in around 50 years. No way to procreate you see.

So you're suggesting homosexuality is a completely normal way for nature to address overpopulation in a species?
 
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120. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 19:10 Draugr
 
Kitkoan wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 19:05:
Hellbinder wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 18:40:
Here is some hate speech for you.

The fact that peoples perverted or mentally deranged sexual state needs to be identified by them literally in front of every single thing they do is a sign in itself of the truth im stating.

whats next want to share with everyone that you are a "gay" coffee drinker? bottom line is you are sexually attracted to the same sex wich is ABNORMAL! and not something you should be proud of, ok with, or trumpet as loud as you can associating it with literally everything you do.

it is an OBVIOUS mental disorder plain and simple and its time all of society recognized that and dealt with it accordingly.

Homosexuality is found in over 400 different animal species. Homo-phobia is only found in one. Which one would you consider "natural"?

Stop bringing facts into this!
 
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119. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 19:05 Kitkoan
 
Hellbinder wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 18:40:
Here is some hate speech for you.

The fact that peoples perverted or mentally deranged sexual state needs to be identified by them literally in front of every single thing they do is a sign in itself of the truth im stating.

whats next want to share with everyone that you are a "gay" coffee drinker? bottom line is you are sexually attracted to the same sex wich is ABNORMAL! and not something you should be proud of, ok with, or trumpet as loud as you can associating it with literally everything you do.

it is an OBVIOUS mental disorder plain and simple and its time all of society recognized that and dealt with it accordingly.

Homosexuality is found in over 400 different animal species. Homo-phobia is only found in one. Which one would you consider "natural"?
 
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118. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 19:03 ventry
 
Place 100,000 gay men (or women) on an island with NO access to adoption or IVF and that group of citizens will be dead and gone in around 50 years. No way to procreate you see.
This speaks volumes about what nature would have to say about homosexuality. Nothing to do with politics or religion.
However we ALL know mans disposition for fucking with nature.

Do I want homosexuals dead? NO.
Do I want homosexuals bashed? NO.
Do I believe homosexuals deserve to live their lives in peace? YES.
BUT, don't tell me it's "normal".

I've been called "white cracker", "whitey", "kangaroo shagger" etc.
Guess what? I don't give a shit.
You won't see me running around crying a river of tears.
"WHAAAAAA hate speech WHHHAAAAA"
Go to the fridge and pour yourselves a BIG glass of "get over it" juice.
 
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117. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 18:56 Prez
 
nin wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 18:53:

I think Hellbinder is Blue's alter ego.



That's a pretty serious insult to Blue.



Yeah, maybe, but it's not like it's Blues' fault. It's the result of a failed science experiment involving web ads, the Bible, and the Huffington Post gone horribly wrong. Hellbinder is Blues' "Mr Hyde" so to speak.
 
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116. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 18:56 MajorD
 

Halo wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 18:54:
The Horde is a bunch of straights and need to die!!!

Anybody offended?

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115. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 18:54 Halo
 
The Horde is a bunch of straights and need to die!!!

Anybody offended?
 
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114. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 18:53 nin
 

I think Hellbinder is Blue's alter ego.



That's a pretty serious insult to Blue.


 
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113. Re: BlizzCon Hate-Speech Criticized Oct 27, 2011, 18:51 Prez
 
I think Hellbinder is Blue's alter ego.

Ever notice that you never see Hellbinder and Blue at the same time??? Thinking2
 
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