* (angi_is_altered) wrote in ontd_political,

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's homophobic Easter egg

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 looks set to attract more controversy after a homophobic joke was found in the game. During the early stages of the game's campaign mode, a conversation is struck up between two US troops during which the following exchange takes place:

Troop 1: You ever see a grown man naked?
Troop 2: (laughs)
Troop 2: Hey man you still gay? I’m kidding. Don’t ask don’t tell
Troop 1: No ammo, no armour
Troop 2: Ha ha ha! That’s why I’m a cold-blooded carnivorous warrior bro!

This is not the first time Activision's top-selling video game has found itself in the midst of a storm of controversy. Prior to its launch in November, in-game footage was leaked onto the internet showing the player killing unarmed civilians with a group of terrorists at a Russian airport. The scenes caused heated debate in the UK; Labour's former digital minister, Tom Watson, set up a Facebook group called Gamer's Voice as a pressure group for video game fans, after Keith Vaz, the Home Affairs Select Committee chairman, condemned the game for its "scenes of brutality".

However, the controversy has had little impact on the game's record breaking sales. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sold over 4 million copies on the day of its worldwide release and is stull currently the biggest selling game of all time in the UK.


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