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Stephen Fry Backs EA in LGBT Row

Acerbic newspaper columnist and games lover Charlie Brooker also lends his support.

April 10, 2012
Stephen Fry and Charlie Brooker have both used Twitter to come out in support of EA after the publisher was targeted by anti-gay protestors. Speaking over Easter, Fry said "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". Brooker was equally supportive, saying "Good for @EA for telling the homophobes to **** off."

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



EA has received "several thousand" letters objecting to the inclusion of same-sex relationships in recent games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mass Effect 3. A counter-petition supporting EA has since launched and has accumulated over 65,000 names over the past four days.




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