Look at. As a queer woman, I don’t really expect (or even want) much from Pride game developers. Maybe we’ll get a little badge in the game or some nice art from all the confirmed queer characters in the game. But there’s also DC Injustice 2, the mobile version of which he chose to celebrate Pride, wandering around, challenging his players to beat up a bisexual character.
Sure it was a choice, I guess?
For some time now, botanical supervillain Poison Ivy has been portrayed as canonically bisexual and has been increasingly paired with Harley Quinn in recent years. In a kind of roundabout way of representing this relationship, NetherRealm (which handles both the PC / Console and mobile versions of the DC fighting game) offered Injustice 2 Mobile players an increase in the amount of Quinn and Ivy's costume tokens if they collectively hit the eternal shit. outside the latter.
It is, like a comment in a promotional tweet now deleted (via Kotaku) commented: "fuck, play deaf and funny" to celebrate pride by enacting violence against strangers. The community reportedly had reached 175,000 eliminations before NetherRealm began withdrawing its promotions, and since then the study has apologized for the "inappropriate and insensitive" associations surrounding the challenge.
In the end, the whole situation is just an example of a textbook pink wash—The act of companies that adopt activist terms for their own benefit. Injustice 2 Mobile offers these kinds of challenges all the time. Is that in this case, someone decided to slap a reference to Pride without thinking about the prospect of mistreating a bi woman.
Maybe you just give people a rainbow icon next time, right?