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Call of Duty Adds Nonbinary Player Option, Conservatives Are Whining

'Call of Duty' Adds Nonbinary Player Option, Conservatives Are Whining

'Call of Duty' Adds Nonbinary Player Option, Conservatives Are Whining

Surprise, surprise.

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For the first time in the video game franchise's history, Call of Duty players have the option to choose their gender between male, female, and two new options, classified and nonbinary.

As PinkNews reports, versions of Black Ops Cold War teased earlier this year revealed a third gender option, "classified," so users could play as the "mysterious, shadowy Black Ops character they want to be." The move received backlash from LGBTQ+ fans online who thought it implied that genderqueer options were something to hide.

But it looks like COD creators corrected the fumble by adding the fourth option. If you select nonbinary, other characters in the game will refer to your player with they/them pronouns.

Of course, conservative gamers are upset by the move, calling it "left-wing propaganda."

And other gamers are pointing out that this is the same game where Ronald Reagan begs you to do war crimes for him to win, so is there really a winner here? 

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Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!