I’m sorry, but Microsoft really has to re-work how they ban people. First a gay player was banned for simply having the word gay in his gamertag and now it appears that they don’t really like lesbians either. After outing herself in her profile the former Xbox Live user started to get complaints and was harassed by ignorant gamers while playing. After several complaints she was then banned.
“I was harassed by several players, ‘chased’ to different maps/games to get away from their harassment. They followed me into the games and told all the other players to turn me in because they didn’t want to see that crap or their kids to see that crap,” the former account holder said, “As if Xbox Live is really appropriate for kids anyways! My account was suspended and Xbox Live did nothing to solve this, but instead said others found it offensive.”
What is going on here is Microsoft trying to ban something that some people find offensive. That seems like something that isn’t a bad thing at all. In fact Microsoft should ban everything that people could possibly find offensive from Live. First get rid of Halo because many people find that offensive. Next get rid of chat because people can cuss over that. Finally, make sure religion doesn’t pop up in any games because that could also offend someone. It’s great that people can complain, but when those complaints are coming from bigots and idiots who think their children will some how catch gayness from reading about it on Xbox Live Microsoft has got to see the difference.
Last time we posted on something like this a lot of people argued that presenting your sexuality over Live was not something that one needed to do. However for this argument to stand a chance, than it would mean that every person who uses sexual orientation as an insult by yelling faggot should also be banned since they to are bringing up a persons sexuality. Plus, does anyone really believe that if I put in “I am a straight male” in my profile I would be kicked off Live? Let’s find out, I’m adding it now.