Sorry Nintendo, But Animal Crossing's CJ & Flick Are Totally Gay
Sorry Nintendo, But 'Animal Crossing's CJ & Flick Are Totally Gay
Nothing will stop the stans from believing in the love between these two characters!
Earlier this year, Nintendo's record-breaking Switch game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the latest installment of the hugely popular Animal Crossing franchise, made headlines for its LGBTQ+ inclusivity. In February, it was announced that New Horizons players can wear any type of clothing they want (regardless of gender identity) and that binary gender markers like "boy" and "girl" have been totally removed. But the best news came just last month, when it was reported that one of the game's characters named CJ refers to his male partner named Flick in the cutest (yet the most normal, casual) way ever, making them Nintendo's first openly gay characters!
\u201cCJ X FLICK IS CANON NO ONE CAN CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE ACNH SAID GAY RIGHTS #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch\u201d— dawniee \ud83c\udf38\ud83c\udf08\u2601\ufe0f (@dawniee \ud83c\udf38\ud83c\udf08\u2601\ufe0f) 1584823309
\u201cSo I'm pretty sure Flick and C.J. are dating?? Which is cute as heck and I am very here for it \ud83d\ude2d\ud83d\ude0d\n#AnimalCrossing #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons #flick #cj #acnh #acnhFlick #acnhCJ\u201d— \u2728Lahabussy\u2728 (@\u2728Lahabussy\u2728) 1584932583
Welp, because we can't have nice things, apparently Nintendo is now trying to clarify the relationship between our beloved queer icons/boyfriends CJ and Flick.
As someone in the Go Nintendo forum pointed out, according to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons official companion guide, the language used to describe CJ and Flick's relationship includes words like "roommates" and "business partners," but not boyfriends...
\u201cAnimal Crossing: New Horizons \u2013 Official Companion Guide clarifies the relationship between Flick and C.J. https://t.co/vtmkuURRNV\u201d— GoNintendoTweet (@GoNintendoTweet) 1587315138
As disappointing as this revelation sounds, it's definitely not enough to stop gaymers from all corners of the world from continuing to ship these two little boyfriends...oh, sorry, "roommates" together until the end of time.
\u201c@GoNintendoTweet I do not care, they are gay\u201d— GoNintendoTweet (@GoNintendoTweet) 1587315138
\u201c@GoNintendoTweet Oh my God they were roommates\u201d— GoNintendoTweet (@GoNintendoTweet) 1587315138
\u201cthe "flick and cj are just business partners stop trying to make every character gay!" thing is so funny cause like, look at Flick and tell me one heterosexual thing about him\u201d— Cal/Okesska (@Cal/Okesska) 1587106238
\u201cWe weren't asking. We're telling you they're gay.\u201d— wottermelon\ud83d\udc10 (@wottermelon\ud83d\udc10) 1587319456
\u201cMe: CJ and Flick are gay.\n\nPeople with nothing better to do: uhm ACTUALLY IN THE JP VERSION THEY'RE CALLED BUSINESS PARTNERS\n\nMe: CJ and Flick are gay\u201d— Hyouretsuzan (@Hyouretsuzan) 1586954475
None— adam riptide @ xc3 brainrot (@adam riptide @ xc3 brainrot) 1587483338
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now on Nintendo Switch.