First “Call of Duty,” and Now “Animal Crossing” Is Censoring Weed Language
Just talking about weed is enough to get the ban hammer from these games, apparently.
Gamers are catching bans for simply talking about weed, whether in-game or on social media.
Last month, Emanuel Maiberg at VICE wrote about how the first-person shooter game Call of Duty will censor or even ban players for typing the word “weed” — regardless of context — in the game’s chat system. Yet the game also sells a “weed gun” item covered in pot leaves as part of its $10 “Blunt Force” pack, and whipping it out to light up some noobs won’t catch anyone a ban.
“It is the height of hypocrisy then that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will actively try and get me to spend real money on a weed color scheme for my gun, but attempt to silence me if I profess my love for smoking weed in the game,” Maiberg wrote.