CDP tweets trash tweet about trans people AGAIN this time from GOG (Read OP)

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Resilient

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I'm sorry but where exactly are they making fun of the movement or criticize it? This is just a use of a political hashtag in a dumb way, but I don't see wrong intentions here.

They basically say "they might take trans rights away in the US, but we won't take your PC games away", which is a dumb and insensitive thing to say perhaps, but not transphobic
learn to read the room, it'll do you wonders in life bro.
 

Titik

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Oct 25, 2017
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Jesus fucking Christ, if you support this company, you are supporting a company that is actively hurting and making fun of LGBT folks, point blank. I'm a gay man but I won't stand for this shit for my trans friends.
 

SmokingBun

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I mean why would you even present yourself like this?
Who does this? You want to maximize profits, you want to appeal to everyone

Who finds this funny?
 

Eumi

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Once again CDPR trashing trans people in order to promote their game.

I can’t wait for the “oh we just didn’t know!” excuse to pop up again.

But hey, I know how this goes. People will be upset by it, and then all the people excited for Cyberpunk will come along and decide that defending transphobia is a productive use of their time. The same couple dozen of posters will try and keep sanity alive but there’ll just be an endless stream of new posters following the exact same formula of “politely” asking why we should treat trans people with basic human respect like it isn’t obvious.

I’m so goddamn tired of this. There’ll be some half hearted apology in six hours and that’ll be it. People will stop talking about it and it may as well have not happened. Then in two months they’ll spout off another round of bigotry and the cycle will start again.

This isn’t just a single guy. Either this is multiple people from the company across an extended period of time, or this is a single person who’s company still sees fit to allow them to represent them.
 

EdibleKnife

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I'm sorry but where exactly are they making fun of the movement or criticize it? This is just a use of a political hashtag in a dumb way, but I don't see wrong intentions here.
By using the hashtag to literally sling video games. If I used the Sandy Hook Massacre to promote the sale of chewing gum, that wouldn't exactly be treating that event or the people involved with the gravity deserved.
 

Benji

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I'm not one to usually jump quickly on an anger mob. Usually I try to understand the situation as best as I can before jumping on the attack.

But at this point CDPR has shown a disturbing consistency around these topics and its clear at this point there is something intentional going on. I'm sure not everyone who works at the studio has these fucked up stances but you dont just "make a mistake" this many times.

CDPR needs to clean their shit up.
 

Boddy

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I'm sorry but where exactly are they making fun of the movement or criticize it? This is just a use of a political hashtag in a dumb way, but I don't see wrong intentions here.
You don't see a problem when a company exploits a hastag about a very serious issue for a marginalized group of people for promotion?
 

Weiss

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"Tone deaf" is just an excuse people are using so they can guiltlessly buy Cyberpunk.

Just own up to it, bruh.
 

King Alamat

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Yeah, I don't care about how excited I was when Cyberpunk's trailer dropped, I'm not giving one cent to a bunch of regressive asswipes.
 

holyrunts

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And like I said earlier, I know nothing about their past. I just said that's how it reads to me. Because the entire thing is confusing to read.
So instead of continuing to research, read up, and try to understand, you immediately begin waving away the shitty behavior when you yourself know that you don't understand the context? Why? That doesn't make sense
 

SmokingBun

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To the people on the defense, it's okay guys, enjoy Cyberpunk & Witcher, I mean why should you care? Doesn't affect you right?
 

Mona

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Using the hashtag seems like it could have been an honest mistake, that comment afterwards though I'm not so sure anymore
 

Jecht

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I'm sorry but where exactly are they making fun of the movement or criticize it? This is just a use of a political hashtag in a dumb way, but I don't see wrong intentions here.

They basically say "they might take trans rights away in the US, but we won't take your PC games away", which is a dumb and insensitive thing to say perhaps, but not transphobic
Bigot defense force right on time.
 

mazi

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Oct 27, 2017
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fucking trash. when it keeps happening again ans again and again it can't be a mistake. this is just how they are.
at this point i have a very low opinion of people who choose to explicitly declare their support for them
 

marzoo

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All big gaming sites would write tons of articles about it if it was another publisher but this is the second time they did it now i hope they will face the backlash for it.
 

Absoludacrous

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You don't see a problem when a company exploits a hastag about a very serious issue for a marginalized group of people for promotion?
Ok but what if that company makes video games that I enjoy?

I don't think you're seeing the bigger picture of how only things that matter to me actually matter. I need to make sure that people who aren't as important as video games know exactly where they stand.
 

00lsen

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Not surprised considering Poland is a right-wing cesspool of a country where Neo-Nazis can walk free. Poland is also, the most religious country in Europe for ages 16-29.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/21/christianity-non-christian-europe-young-people-survey-religion

Last time I checked nazis could walk free in the USA and a fascist is a president there, is it also a right-wing cesspool of a country? What about post-Brexit Britain?

Btw, the Law and Justice party just lost the local elections in each of the 18 major Polish cities.
 

Surakian

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Anybody who thinks this is “tone deaf” is just trying to handwave CDPR’s transphobia away and that makes you no better than them and you might as well be transphobic yourself if you can’t see that three times in such a short period of time is a god damn pattern.
 

entrydenied

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I assume their pr staff are all based in Poland and so are out of the loop for a lot of this kind of stuff, but part of working for a globally relevant company should involve finding out what the hashtag you're using is actually about.
If they didn't know they wouldn't have use the hashtag. People just don't coincidentally come up with it. This is like the last t8me with CDProjekt's twitter account. You just don't accidentally say some of these things.
 

Handyandy58

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I'm sorry but where exactly are they making fun of the movement or criticize it? This is just a use of a political hashtag in a dumb way, but I don't see wrong intentions here.

They basically say "they might take trans rights away in the US, but we won't take your PC games away", which is a dumb and insensitive thing to say perhaps, but not transphobic
They're deliberately mocking and trivializing trans people's concern about their future wellbeing. That this is not the first time they've mocked trans people on Twitter makes it more than clear that they know exactly what they're doing. At the very least, the people running their social media are transphobes. That this has happened on multiple occasions starts to implicate more people, I believe.
 

StoveOven

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The fact that this keeps happening with no response from the company tells me that it's more than one asshole running their social media feeds and that this is in fact a viewpoint that is widely tolerated within the studio.
 

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This pattern of behavior pretty much makes it very likely that whoever is running that account has some questionable beliefs at the very least. Can't say that I'm pleased to see this stuff. I'm not sure how much of this is condoned by CDPR but at the very least it doesn't paint a pretty picture.
 

Dizagaox

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Not to rock the boat, but reality check: most the people making CDPR games or running GOG likely consider LGBT stuff "unnatural" and "wrong". That's just how Poland is. I don't think I'm being unfair either: https://www.equaldex.com/region/poland If I recall correctly, homosexuality was considered a disease until the 90s, and it's still not illegal to gay bash or do things like that.

If it wasn't "a bad look", I highly doubt CDPR would give two fucks about LGBT rights. It definitely seems like Western publisher pressures and government grants are the only reason they try to look "open-minded".
 

Hella

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What the fuck, GOG.

At this point, this is a pattern. And now of all times, ugh.



Disgraceful.
 
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