Nothing Gay in Star Wars, Game Company Insists

The Canadian electronics company BioWare, which distributes a Star Wars-themed game with LucasArts, has angered fans by blocking any discussions of homosexuality and even going so far as to censor the terms gay, lesbian, and homosexual in its online forums.

Bioware reports: "What's more, BioWare is even trying to prevent discussion of the ban according to Eurogamer, closing threads titled 'GLBT discrimination in the forums?', among others. The only real explanation yet offered up has come from BioWare's Community Manager Sean Dahlberg, who said that the discussions were not relevant to either the games or the larger Star Wars franchise. According to Sean the idea and terms of homosexuality do not exist in the Star Wars universe and are therefore being dealt with as irrelevant. The explanation is being seen by many as flawed however, as BioWare has included romantic relationships in past games both in and out of the Star Wars franchise and hasn't shied away from the topic of homosexuality. There was even a potential lesbian subplot that could evolve between Juhani and the player character in BioWare's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic."

Disgusting censorship aside, if you didn't think there was anything gay in the Star Wars universe, check out the video, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted April 28, 2009 at 8:48am ETC by Andy Towle
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