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Sorry Nintendo, But Animal Crossing's CJ & Flick Are Totally Gay

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!

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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!

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...

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.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now on Nintendo Switch

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Raffy Ermac

Digital Director, Out.com

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel