High profile British celebrities Stephen Fry and Charlie Brooker have joined thousands of people to defend Electronic Arts’ use of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender content in its games.
EA has faced criticism from anti-gay protestors, the majority coming from religious groups in the United States, reportedly receiving ‘several thousand’ letters.
Titles such as Mass Effect 3, in which players can enter into a same-sex relationship storyline, and Star Wars: The Old Republic, which offers similar possibilities have been the focus of the anti-gay protestors criticism.
Stephen Fry, who has appeared in LittleBigPlanet and the Fable games, voiced his support for Electronic Arts via Twitter:
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) April 9, 2012
Charlie Brooker, also took to Twitter to voice his support:
— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) April 9, 2012
Brooker has long been an advocate of gaming, writing for PC Zone in the nineties and presenting a special of his ‘wipe show, focusing on video-gaming.
The petition is still short of its 75,000 signature target. You can show your support for Electronic Arts and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender content by signing here.