The Level 90 Epic Tauren Chieftain had a guest singer on during their musical warmup for the Foo Fighters. This guy, George “Corpseater” Fisher of the group Cannibal Corpse, went on a rather homophobic tirade praising the Horde and attacking the Alliance calling the players a number of anti-gay slurs and declaring that they should die.
GayGamer noted that:
The resulting outcry not only erupted in Blizzard’s forums, but has prompted GLAAD to initiate an outreach to Blizzard. Many are disturbed that a senior Blizzard employee endorsed a video saying that players of one faction should die – and still more are outraged that anti-gay speech was used in the promotional video, without regard for LGBT players and despite the fact that gay kids are killing themselves.
Blizzard is into spin mode on this claiming that it was a joke, but that may not be enough at this point. In fact, given their rather rocky relationship with the LGBT Community, including their rather tepid response to a question asked by the “BlizzCon Lesbian” Bree asking about LGBT representation in the game, one has to wonder if they do have a problem there. Right now, Blizzard rival BioWare is busy working hard on Star Wars: The Old Republic, which will include same-sex romance options in future content releases.
The censored version of the clip:
The uncensored version: