The popular game “The Sims” has parents furious.
Recently, game developer Electronic Arts announced a new game update that allows the player to make a teen character that is non-binary or transgender by giving them double mastectomy scars and chest binders.
The game targets kids as young as 12.
From Fox News:
A video game series that is marketed to children is coming under attack for its recent update allowing characters to have double mastectomy scars and chest binders.
“The Sims 4,” which calls itself “the ultimate life simulation game” on its website, announced Tuesday that it would allow players to give characters “top scars” that come from breast removal surgery.
The announcement drew a swift backlash online, with many gamers and parents expressing horror that a game, especially one that is marketed to children, would promote transgender surgeries.
The Sims game announced a new update which has the option to make a teen character non-binary or transgender by giving them double mastectomy scars and chest binders.
The Sims is advertised for ages 12+
They’re teaching young healthy girls that it’s ok to chop off their breasts pic.twitter.com/pL3IKviqQB
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) February 1, 2023
Parents are furious.
— Arion Holliman (@ehollima) February 1, 2023
Parents are having their children uninstall the game.
“My daughter loves this game. I’ll not get this update or remove the game altogether,” a mother wrote.
Another mother said, “I cancel this. The Sims are now canceled. I’m sick of this. Leave children alone. They are perfect as they are, they don’t need to be changed.”
Gamers are even upset, they feel like this was a bridge that shouldn’t have been crossed.
As a long time gamer, I feel this. It was one area that for the most part was left alone but they came for that too in the end.
— I’m in danger 🇦🇺 🌸 (@HellWorldOrder) February 1, 2023